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How To Quit Smoking In One Day
I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?
Not too late!: Congratulations! our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (ideally organic) will help speed the healing process. A good multivitamin may help as well. Here is a good timetable of the healing process after one quits: http://whyquit.Com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes.: Treatment for smoking cessation is available. See your md about this. Medications like chantix, nicotine chewing gum or patches, zyban (bupropion) can be very helpful. Remember meds should be provided by an md as some can have some nasty side effects and need to be taken with close supervision. Get help now, 440, 000 people die every yr from smoking. ...Read more
Free agency: People have have free agency to make decisions such as electing to smoke. You can't make another adult quit an addictive behavior. However, for the sake of your health i hope you set strict limits about smoking in your home, vehicle & presence. Your loved one's second hand smoke could kill you. ...Read more
I have recently quit smoking and everytime I am around someone who smokes and it makes me want one. How can I curb the yearn for one?
I quit smoking for four days, then had one, and then had a couple puffs the next two days. I have a test Thursday, will I test negative for nicotine?
It depends on the : test used, how much & how long you've smoked cigarettes, & how you metabolize nicotine. Some of breakdown products show up for well over a week after your last puff. Specific levels of these are usually obtained, I doubt that your levels will be below the cut-off points, given your history. Sorry. ...Read more
Quit smoking when I was 21. I relapsed and had a couple of cigarettes after that. I would try one here and there. What is my risk in my late 30s? Later in life risks?
Smoking is hazardous: Smoking is dangerous to our health. Specially in your case with Antiphospholipid Syndrome. It increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, cancer etc. Also, Smoking harms people around you and also your baby when you are pregnant and your children, Congratulations! keep your enthusiasm and stay away from cigarettes, drugs and alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently quit smoking. I was stressed today and smoked a cigarette. As long as i dont restart the habit, is one cigarette likely to cause harm?
Quitting smoking: Great you've quit smoking! While some may go it alone to give up cigarettes, you may do better with guidance from your primary care doctor and a support group, especially for days when you can't fight the urge to smoke. Stay with it. See: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/QuitSmoking/QuittingResources/Resources-for-Quitting-Smoking_UCM_307934_Article.jsp#.VwKGbEfD7uw I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I weight 267 pounds and I am 5'1, I have quit smoking marijuana for two months and one week. Would it be out of my system?
Yes: yes cannibus will be out of your system in 2 weeks unless you smoked more than 2 or 3 cigarettes a day,then it could take about 3 weeks ...Read more
I have been using quit smoking patches for a month. Just started the generic ones. Im breaking out in welts all over, can this be from the patches?
Yes: Generic medications have the same active medical ingredient but often have differences in binders and fillers that help hold the pill/capsule/tablet together. In the case of patches, that includes the adhesive and the film itself maybe. It is possible that the new, generic patches have something you are reacting to. Take something like Claritin (loratadine) for the hives, or use Hydrocortisone to the welt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking cessation i've heard that wellbutrin (bupropion) is used to help one quit smoking. How long is one generally on the medication?
Bupropion : Bupropion (wellbutrin ) was developed and initially introduced in the United States as an antidepressant but was subsequently noted to reduce the desire to smoke cigarettes and shown in clinical trials to be effective in smoking cessation.It works best along with intensive behavioral support. Approximately 1 week of treatment is required to achieve steady-state blood levels of bupropion and treatment is typically continued for anywhere between 8 - 12 weeks. If you have not made significant progress towards abstinence by the seventh or eighth week of therapy , treatment should probably be discontinued. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer