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How Many Years After Quitting Smoking
Quit smoking march 7, 2013 after smoking for approx 12yrs. What benefits can I expect from quitting.
Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more
2 years: There is research that suggests being smoke free for 2 years returns much of the function. 10 months sees a major improvement. ...Read more
Varies: Typically, two weeks before your nicotine addiction is assuaged. However, psychological addiction can take longer to conquer. People have "drug dreams" with nicotine for years after cessation. Don't give in to cravings when they happen. Be resolved to stop smoking. See: ask for support http://health.Nih.Gov/topic/smokingcessation/from the nih website on smoke cessation. ...Read more
Smoking or not: Generally does not contribute to constipation. However if you also drank a lot of coffee or alcohol with your smoking than these could contribute to constipation. I would eliminate all caffeine and alcohol and drink at least 80 oz of other fluids daily and get some exercise and this should correct the constipation. ...Read more
How about never..: Seriously, once you've good three days without a cigarette the chemical addiction is gone, and you are strong enough not to succumb to the emotional addiction. If you insist on taking up this expensive and life shortening habit, i'd wait until you get the go ahead from your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
100: 100 cigarretes on a lifetime increases risk for at least 10 years. However about 20% of smokers end up with lung cancer on their lifetime.However everybody does get emphysema to various degrees and accelerated arteriosclerosis triggering heart attacks and strokes at a younger age by persistent cigarrete smoking.Animal experiments dogs usually get cancer after 13, 000cigs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!!!: Congratulations on quitting! back in june, a study was published demonstrating that the longer one stops smoking, the better. This study also show benefit can be gained even in those who are older than 80yo. In other words, there's no age at which it's too late to quit smoking. Check out my interpretation of study at http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2012/06/our-older-smokers-should-they-quit.Html. ...Read more
Im smoking cigarette so much.Daily 20+ ciggarette.I was starting before 2year ago.How to leave smoking.
Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some steps a person can take to stop smoking cigarettes after having smoked for 20 years?
Help plz! Can smoking one cigarette after quitting for a while cause withdrawal symptoms all over again?
Recharge the habit.: After having quit, smoking even one cigarette can get you smoking full bore all over again. Don't tempt fate. The mental battle to remain abstinent from smoking lasts forever. ...Read more
I quit smoking about 9-10 months ago i smoked for 17 yrs. How long after quiting will I have to stop taking deep breaths every 4-5 min.?
Unrelated : Sighing or taking deep breaths, is not usually associated with smoke cessation. This is more likely a symptom of anxiety. Please check with your doctor to be sure your pulmonary health is ok, then look for answers about the sighing. You may need a psychologist's intervention. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I quit smoking 20 months ago. How long does a smoker have to have quit to significantly lower associated health risks?
Check out the link: Below. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20080506/quit-smoking-death-risk-drops-fast.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: But long term success at smoking cessatoin under the most optimized clinical trial curcumstances is about 25%. This is why its best never to start. The tobacco companies know how hard it is for you to stop, and they have known for a long time. They have iontentianally designed their products to maximally addictive. ...Read more
Yes: Risk for oral cancer remains elevated 6 years after stopping smoking, though it does decline from it's highest risk. A 1999 study indicated that after 10 years of no smoking, risk of oral cancer approximates the risk of someone who has never smoked. Drinking alcohol is also a risk factor for oral cancers, so you may want to think about eliminating that risk factor. Keep up the not smoking!! :) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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