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How long after quitting smoking will I stop craving nicotine?

How long after quitting smoking will I stop craving nicotine?

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

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

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


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How long after tonsilectomy can I start smoking ciggarettes again ?

How long after tonsilectomy can I start smoking ciggarettes again ?

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

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What can I do for cigarette cravings months after quitting?

Fight the cravings.: The cravings can perhaps last forever. You have to fight them off. That being said, they typically last about 90 seconds only, ...Read more

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What should I expect after quitting smoking?

What should I expect after quitting smoking?

You will probably: have nicotine withdrawal depending on the amount of cigarettes you smoked daily by going cold turkey. So, you can feel all the symptoms you listed: headache, restlessness, anxiety, jittery, and uncomfortable, like you should have something in your hand. Some people use blank straws cut into cigarette size, carrot or celery sticks, as low calorie alternative, until that habit dissipates. ...Read more

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How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

Fiber and fluids: Increase the fibre in your diet along with fluids. Also eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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How long after quitting, can I consider my addiction beat?

How long after quitting, can I consider my addiction beat?

Until you don't: Obviously, the longer that you remain "clean", the less likely you will relapse. As soon as you no longer feel that you have to remain clean, you will probably relapse into old behavior. ...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 can I stop missing smoking?

How can I stop missing smoking?

Have a back up plan: The physical addiction to nicotine can be addressed with nicotine replacement (patches, gum, etc.) however, often times the psychological addiction is more difficult to deal with. I advise my patients to have a "back up plan" when they get the cravings. This includes using chewing gum, exercising, going for a walk, calling supportive friends, or meditating about an ideal vacation spot. ...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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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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If you do heroin everyday how long will it take before you will start experiencing withdrawals after stopping cold turkey?

If you do heroin everyday how long will it take before you will start experiencing withdrawals after stopping cold turkey?

Not long: Daily use, especially multiple times per day, withdrawals can start within 6 hours of last dose, starting with strong cravings for drug, increasing anxiety and fear. 12- 18 hours, runny nose and eyes, abdominal cramping, nausea, muscle aches, yawning, chills, goose bumps, can't sleep, increasing over next 24-36hours, restlessness muscle twiching, some describe as worst flu symptoms ever. See doctor. ...Read more

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When after quitting chantix can you drink again?

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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When after quitting chantix can you drink again?

Never: I worry about the person who asks, "when can i drink again." it indicates that they may have an alcohol addiction. I would ask yourself why you are already planning out when your next drink will be. ...Read more

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I am 35 y, preparing to get pregnant soon. I've been smoking for many years, one pack/day. How long should I wait to conceive after I quit smoking. ?

I am 35 y, preparing to get pregnant soon. I've been smoking for many years, one pack/day. How long should I wait to conceive after I quit smoking. 
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No cut off date: Active smoking DURING pregnancy has a slight increase in birth defects (the risk of having certain defects is increased less than 10% in a report of 11 million mothers). How fast this risk decreases BEFORE conception has not been published to my knowledge. My guess is that any FORMER smoker (even for only a day) will be OK. Just quit and good luck. Thank your baby for making you healthier. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to lose weight and exercise after quitting smoking?

How long should I wait to lose weight and exercise after quitting smoking?

Why wait at all: Go for it. It will help your Dopamine and make it easier to keep from relapsing. ...Read more

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How long after quitting smoking will I stop craving nicotine?

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

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When will I stop coughing / hacking after quitting smoking?

Possibilities...: Your cough may be a sign of bronchospasm. It is possible you have COPD as a result of your smoking. Smoking cessation is necessary to decrease airway inflammation so congrats on quitting. You need to see your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and treated. There is no cure for COPD but treatments are available to control symptoms, including the cough so see your doctor asap! ...Read more

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For what length of time do cravings last after quitting smoking?

Indefinite`: Unfortunately the craving can last for ever. Only a steel will can rescue you and you might lose the craving by physical exercise and focusing your mind on work or hobby etc. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What makes quitting smoking result in food cravings?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Smoking/craving food: One pleasurable activity substituted with another.

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Dr. David Brouwer
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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

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