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Is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey in pregnancy?

Is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey in pregnancy?

Yes: Quitting smoking doesn't cause withdrawal symptoms like quitting drugs. People tend to be irritable and testy and they will crave the nicotine, but this passes in five days, or so. After that, the craving is more about the habit. Some people get relief from chewing gum or eating carrot sticks. Doing things you can't do while smoking helps, too. Take a shower, or swim. ...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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Is it healthy to quit cigarettes cold turkey?

Is it healthy to quit cigarettes cold turkey?

It works, go for it.: 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!! And it'll be better for your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safer to taper off cigarettes or to quit smoking fast while pregnant?

Is it safer to taper off cigarettes or to quit smoking fast while pregnant?

Quit fast: The faster you quit the better. Better to use nicotine gum, patches, etc rather than continue smoking. Ideally quitting cold turkey is best. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to quit smoking suddenly while pregnant?

Is it safe for me to quit smoking suddenly while pregnant?

Yes: If you smoke you should stop. The faster you stop the better. There is no danger for the baby to go cold turkey. ...Read more

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Is it too late anyway to become healthy if you quit smoking cold turkey at 43?

Is it too late anyway to become healthy if you quit smoking cold turkey at 43?

Never too late.: 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!! It's never too late to try to get the health benefits of quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my grandmother to stop drinking cold turkey?

Is it safe for my grandmother to stop drinking cold turkey?

NO: Withdrawal from alcohol can be dangerous and mores so for weaker, older individuals that may have other medical problems. Seek help through your physician for this right away. ...Read more

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Is vaping safer then cigarettes I'm trying to quit cigarettes. It's real hard to stop is vaping still dangerous I don't know what to do..

Is vaping safer then cigarettes I'm trying to quit cigarettes. It's real hard to stop is vaping still dangerous I don't know what to do..

Many options: Vaping still contains nicotine, formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds. It may be somewhat more safe than smoking cigarettes. You can also try nicotine patches or gum to stop smoking. A physician can prescribe two different smoking cessation meds-- chantix and zyban. Here is additional info about smoking cessation: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/ Good luck in becoming smoke free! ...Read more

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What quit smoking aid is recommended when wanting to get pregnant?

What quit smoking aid is recommended when wanting to get pregnant?

Good for you!: Address this now, prior to pregnancy. I commend your efforts! if you are still using bc, any aids would be advisable. Chantix is quite effective. If you are not using bc, consider a nicotine patch or gum, as these are considered by the american college of ob/gyns to be preferable to smoking if used while pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant and a smoker can I quit cold turkey is it safe?

I'm 13 weeks pregnant and a smoker can I quit cold turkey is it safe?

Stopping Smoking: I would guess this question is very obvious. But, perhaps the addicted part of your brain wants the doctor to say no to your question. But, the real answer is a big resounding yes. It is not only safe to quit, it is mandatory. ...Read more

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Is quitting "cold-turkey" a valid option to stop my addiction to cigarettes?

Is quitting "cold-turkey" a valid option to stop my addiction to cigarettes?

Yes and no: It is difficult for some - some are able to stop without any issues some develop anxiety. There are electronic cigarettes that can dose nicotine which can be tapered that might ease the quitting process. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i quit vicodin cold turkey without it killing me?

Is it possible that i quit vicodin cold turkey without it killing me?

Yes it is possible: However, it is always recommended that you talk with your doctor on a supervised detox program. Sometimes your health history could be issues during the withdrawal period off of opioids. It is always best to make sure its ok to do so with with your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I have been taking testosterone shots is it okay to quit cold turkey?

I have been taking testosterone shots is it okay to quit cold turkey?

Sort of: If you go cold turkey, your levels will be lower than when you started because your body stops producing testosterone when you're on therapy. You'll feel bad for about a month before your pituitary gland recovers but you won't be in medical danger. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while pregnant?

Is it safe to smoke marijuana while pregnant?

Marijuana/Pregnant: Few of consequences for the newborn are; permanent cognitive deficits, poor concentration, hyperactivity, impaired social interactions. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

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