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How Do You Compare Smoking Cigarettes Too Hooca
I want to figure out how i'm going to quit smoking. Does nicotine gum make you feel the same way that cigarettes do?
Personal Motivation: Nicotine gum helps a lot of people quit but the feeling isn't the same. Some people 12 step programs work (nicotine anonymous). If this approach leaves you cold, find other ways of getting support. Don't worry about the fact that you haven't been able to quit. Keep looking for your personal motivation. You'll find it. Best wishes. ...Read more
What do doctors think of electronic cigarretes? How harmful are them compared to tobacco cigarretes ?
Do the switch!: Compared to tobacco, the electronic cigarrettes are a great improvement. ...Read more
Nicotine: Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs there is. For eg., when rats in a study were given the choice of choosing by lever Cocaine heroin and nicotine....They always gravitated to nicotine the most ..Even if the position of the levers and drugs were switched around. It also explains why it is so hard to quit smoking. Whatever you do, don't start smoking and get your friends and family to stop. ...Read more
Doubt this will: Happen unless you are sensitive than even one might cause symptoms. ...Read more
Do aa and na meetings make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes? A lot of my friends there smoke & oldtimers say not to quit too early.
Addicts OK Addiction: As with most problems people do not want to address (vs. Only a few symptoms which cost them quality of life) people find many ways to justify ; continue addiction, not undermine or confront addictions they do not want to give up. The more you spend time around such people, the more they will promote you to join ; justify their choices ; behaviors. Your choices powerfully affect your outcomes. ...Read more
Approximately how long does it take to develop lung cancer from smoking cigarrettes? Do electronic cigarrettes actually help a person quit smoking?
Why take a chance?: Cigarettes cause more than 90% of lung cancers, and more than 90% of many other cancers. Having said that, you can smoke all your life and never get cancer; you can also get lung cancer if you have never smoked a cigarette in your life. Smoking is like playing russian roulette. Electronic cigarettes help you quit, only if you are serious about quitting. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is nicotine dangerous? I want to quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine until i don't need them.
Ecigs not a solution: E-cigarettes do not appear to be effective in helping people quit smoking. In addition, they may have their own problems. Apparently some of the chemicals in them may be as harmful as (if not more so than) the chemicals in regular cigarettes. Craving for nicotine lasts 3-5 mins. Dstract yrself each time (deep breathing, carrot sticks, etc) for the 1st few days of not smoking you will be detoxed. ...Read more
Nobody knows: They are as safe, or as dangerous (depending on how you want to look at it) as regular cigarettes. There is little or no evidence they are any safer, and there are no published reports of their effectiveness in smoking cessation. They do somewhat reduce the "tars" you breath in, and they do reduce side-stream smoke (so they cut down on second hand smoke exposure). Nicotine patches are effective. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many cigarattes do I smoke and how long do I smoke, will make me get addicted to smoking?
No One Answer: I'm not sure that there is one answer. Some people can feel a strong urge to continue using after one cigarette, for most though, it would take more than just one. ...Read more
Besides being addicted, how can quitting smoking cigarettes help someone mentally, given they do not drink or do any other type of drug?
It may: Some patients have success with all of the aforementioned methods, including e - cigs. Pick a quit date and good luck. ...Read more
To some extent: in that they are not breathed into the lungs and thus are not a cause of lung cancer, or several of the other cancers where systemic effects of smoked tobacco occur. They are also not associated with chronic bronchitis or emphysema. However, they ARE highly associated with nicotine dependency, mouth and throat cancer, gum disease and dental problems. ...Read more
Thousands: These are the latest statistics from the cdc in 2012: thousands of young people begin smoking every day. Each day, more than 3, 800 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette. Each day, about 1, 000 persons younger than 18 years of age begin smoking on a daily basis. ...Read more
Not really: but the PROCESS of smoking cigarettes - the ritual of taking it out, putting it in your mouth, lighting it, and inhaling dozens of time for each cigarette, repeated 10-40 cigarettes per day, IS ITSELF ADDICTIVE. The nicotine is what hooks you though, and without nicotine it would be far easier to give up. The nicotine is what causes the mental and muscle relaxation while increasing concentration ...Read more
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