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I quit smoking over a year ago and now I have new craving?

I quit smoking over a year ago and now I have new craving?

For what?: Craving for nicotine? Or something else? If it's nicotine, then that's very typical. Urges surface on a regular basis with addictive substances. Fight off your cravings, see your doctor for help and referral. ...Read more

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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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17 years old been smoking for 1 year, want to quit smoking cigarettes. What can I do as an alternative without using the patch to fight cravings?

Talk to ur doc abt : The many options available to assist with smoking cessation. Some include medication to assist with craving. Nicotine replacement gum, nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler, support groups, quit dates, motivational interviewing & more! Find the solution that works for you (doesn't have to be the patch) & go for it! Your whole body will thank u for it! ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed for months and had a couple tokes on halloween this year and now i ahve a drug test in a few days what are my chances of passing?

I quit smoking weed for months and had a couple tokes on halloween this year and now i ahve a drug test in a few days what are my chances of passing?

Good: If you had not used greater that two months ago and just used a small amount about 2 wks ago and have not used since you will likely be negative. Dont use again and good for you at your current efforts, . ...Read more

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I've been ttc for about a year now and nothing. I quit smoking today hoping this might be the case. How can I bood fertility?

I've been ttc for about a year now and nothing. I quit smoking today hoping this might be the case. How can I bood fertility?

Infertility: Once a couple have failed to conceive after one full year of trying, then they are considered to have fertility problems. Now is the best time to talk to your gyn/ob about testing and possible referral to a specialist. Congratulations on stopping smoking. That should help in every aspect of your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am taking luvox (fluvoxamine) 50mg and have been for a year now I have quit smoking 7 months ago and in the last 5 months I have gained 23kgs eating hasn't change?

I am taking luvox (fluvoxamine) 50mg and have been for a year now I have quit smoking 7 months ago and in the last 5 months I have gained 23kgs eating hasn't change?

Now focus on weight: With quitting smoking, you have done something hugely important for your health. Now you should focus on weight management - nutrition and physical activity. Many people gain weight after quitting -- it's important to make sure you get enough sleep and increase exercise and have portion control. Talk to your doc about the Luvox (fluvoxamine) - quitting smoking can change the level of medications in your blood. ...Read more

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I have quit smoking since more than a year and a half now, but I am always around smokers.How bad is it for me now second hand smoke? It bothers me.

I have quit smoking since more than a year and a half now, but I am always around smokers.How bad is it for me now second hand smoke? It bothers me.

You still smoke: Instead of smoking your own cigarettes, you now smoke other people's smoke and burning chemicals. Second hand smoke is just as dangerous as as smoking. The only sensible way dealing with it is avoidance. If you can't, at least limit your stay to the shortest time. Also, try to meet people where there is no smoke, or outside. An air purifier may help some in a closed space, or open windows. ...Read more

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I am smoking from last 4 years if i quit smoking by now can my body recover the damage caused by it?

I am smoking from last 4 years if i quit smoking by now can my body recover the damage caused by it?

Probably: Four years of cigarette smoking typically isn't going to cause a lot of damage to your lungs or anyone else's. The problem is that four can quickly become 40 and then you'll really be sick. Stop smoking now while your lungs are still healthy. Get help from your doctor your friends or family if you need to. ...Read more

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I smoke 6 to 10 cigarette per day from past 4 years.What are it's effect on my body? . Now i want to quit smoking so what should I do?.

I smoke 6 to 10 cigarette per day from past 4 years.What are it's effect on my body? . Now i want to quit smoking so what should I do?.

Bad effects-stop now: Smoking dramatically increases risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease & cancer. It is probably the worst thing you can do for your health & quitting the best! even 6-10 cigarettes/day is quite hazardous. As soon as you stop your health will start to improve. See www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html & http://www.Whyquit.Com/ & http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm. ...Read more

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I quit smoking hookah years ago, now i'm afraid that the hookah stunted my growth bc i smoked it daily from ages 16-18. Also i was a late bloomer.

I quit smoking hookah years ago, now i'm afraid that the hookah stunted my growth bc i smoked it daily from ages 16-18. Also i was a late bloomer.

Smoking: But you are still smoking! the hookah did not stunt your growth but you are not taking any measures to safeguard your health from the effects of smoking, which are far more serious than stunting growth! ...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