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When after you quit smoking do you start to recover?

When after you quit smoking do you start to recover?

Some quick some slow: If u quit, good 4 u! nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs on the planet. Some things should feel better quickly, like waking up easier, tasting food, even clearer thinking. Cravings may last a while, but most major withdrawal is only 3-5 days. Get support from a group or class, search 4 nicotine anonymous mtgs. Most cravings are 3-5 mins. Distract yourself when they come however you can. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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What to do if I feel sick after smoking cigarettes?

What to do if I feel sick after smoking cigarettes?

Has it occurred to: you to stop smoking? Nicotine can produce a lot of nausea, and if you have increased your smoking - either the number of cigarettes, or smoking higher nicotine cigarettes or inhaling more deeply or smoking down to the butt - you may be nicotine loading and getting nausea from it. Your body is giving you a message - listen to it! Get help with a smoking cessation program and quit. ...Read more

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Will you start to feel better when you quit using spit tobacco? And if so how do you feel better?

Will you start to feel better when you quit using spit tobacco? And if so how do you feel better?

Depends on what you: Are feeling. Chewing tobacco really doesn't have the effects of tobacco smoking - reducing oxygen in our bloodstream and causing blood vessels to clamp down, and increasing carbon monoxide in blood. The main effects are on the mouth and oral cavity, including teeth staining, decay, bad breath and ultimately cancer of the oral cavity. Quitting is always a good idea, unsure what you are feeling. ...Read more

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How come you get depressed when you try to quit smoking?

How come you get depressed when you try to quit smoking?

See below: Nicotine has a strong effect on mood, it does boost mood, it is a unique drug it that it can act as both a stimulant and to calm nerves. It boosts feel good chemicals, and also with smoking especially it blocks what's call mao, certain antidepressants do the same thing. But is gets better and meds can help alleviate these symptoms as well, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Do you think I should reduce smoking before quitting completely?

Do you think I should reduce smoking before quitting completely?

Maybe: It depends on how you think you will be the most successful but most data shows that if you are truly ready to quit, going "cold turkey" seems to be slightly more successful. But that's only if you are truly ready. If you're not, it will be a struggle either way. I would suggest talking with your doctor to find the best method that might work for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after you quit smoking can you feel the benefit?

How long after you quit smoking can you feel the benefit?

Soon: You will be able to breathe better in only a few weeks. Conditions will improve over the years and after 10 years your lungs will have recovered to those of a non-smoker , assuming you have not damaged them from prolonged smoking. ...Read more

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How soon after you quit smoking can you start to sxercise?

How soon after you quit smoking can you start to sxercise?

Now: If you have a health condition or are particularly deconditioned then consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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When after you quit smoking should you feel the benefit?

When after you quit smoking should you feel the benefit?

Some quick some slow: Kudos for quitting! nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs on the planet. Some things should feel better quickly, like waking up easier, tasting food, even clearer thinking. Cravings may last a while, but most major withdrawal is only 3-5 days. Get support from a group or class, search 4 nicotine anonymous mtgs. Most cravings are 3-5 mins. Distract yrself when they come however you can. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop coughing when you start smoking ciggarettes?

What can I do to stop coughing when you start smoking ciggarettes?

Stop smoking: Tobacco is a respiratory irritant. Want to avoid coughing and cancer? Don't smoke. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to quit smoking cigs so bad! i'm 21 now and the urge. How did you quit smoking?

What do you suggest if i would like to quit smoking cigs so bad! i'm 21 now and the urge. How did you quit smoking?

Chatix vs NRT: Currently Chantix combined with non pharmocotherapy - counseling it the best way to quit. This requires a perscription. Otherwise over the counter NRT- nicotine replacement therapy can be effective- such as the gum and patches. When quiting there is the physical addition which the above help with. The main issue is the psychological addition, i.e. why one smokes. This can be harder to address. ...Read more

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How long before you can get cancer when you start smoking cigarettes?

How long before you can get cancer when you start smoking cigarettes?

Depends: It depends on many factors, but from the practical standpoint, who cares? The important things are: if you don't smoke (or use any tobacco product), never start. If you do, stop right away. It is never too late. Work hard at it. Don't give someone your hard earned money so you can get sick later. ...Read more

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How long after you quit smoking could you start working out?

How long after you quit smoking could you start working out?

Immediately: You might want to start gently if you have not worked out in a while. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you've quit smoking?

Can you tell me when do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you've quit smoking?

Immediately: People begin to experience craving, anxiety and irritability almost the moment they make the decision to stop, and the symptoms escalate about the time they are due for their next cigarette. If withdrawal symptoms are severe enough to cause problems with daily life, or if you are close to relapsing to tobacco, consider treatment with patches, lozenges etc, or Chantix or zyban (bupropion).Support programs help. ...Read more

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What to do if i just quit smoking, but how do I stay motivated?

What to do if i just quit smoking, but how do I stay motivated?

Smoking: Do meditation and self hypnosis apps on smartphone and find alternatives like candy etc to distract your mind. Remind yourself of the risks of cancer, stroke, heart attack, impotence etc. ...Read more

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What to do if i quit smoking, how long will it take me to start feeling better?

What to do if i quit smoking, how long will it take me to start feeling better?

Some quick some slow: Kudos for quitting! nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs on the planet. Some things should feel better quickly, like waking up easier, tasting food, even clearer thinking. Cravings may last a while, but most major withdrawal is only 3-5 days. Get support from a group or class, search 4 nicotine anonymous mtgs. Most cravings are 3-5 mins. Distract yrself when they come however you can. ...Read more

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How long should you stay high when you smoke weed and how do you stop?

How long should you stay high when you smoke weed and how do you stop?

Cannabis effects: The effects of cannabis usually last 1 to 3 hours. But - beaware that psychiatric ill effects can last an eternity. ...Read more

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How do you quit smoking after a long time?

How do you quit smoking after a long time?

Whatever works 4 you: There are many short and long term benefits from quitting smoking. In addition to nicotine substitutes and certain medications, changing your habit patterns around triggers to smoke can be challenging. Getting support from friends, family, co-workers and community resources are all helpful. Understanding why you smoke can help you find better choices to redirect those urges. Good luck! ...Read more

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I quit smoking since 25 days some time I get temptation what should I do to avoid?

Smoking: One day at a time. You are in a very good position. You know you have done it for 25 days. One more day and then one more. Candy, gum ECT might help. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many cigarattes do I smoke and how long do I smoke, will make me get addicted to smoking?

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

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I wanted to know when you start smoking how long till you see results of weight loss?

I wanted to know when you start smoking how long till you see results of weight loss?

Doesn't help: Don't trade one medical problem for another. You can lose weight through diet and exercise. Smoking just adds another risk factor and further shortens your life. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more