is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey when pregnant

Is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey in pregnancy?

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Dr. Kathryn F. Mercer
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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.
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I have to quit smoking, and I can not do it cold Turkey, I tried the patch, but I come out in a rash, Is the E- Cigarette a good choice and is it safe?

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Dr. Fred P. Gallo
Clinical Psychology
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Yes


The E-cigarette delivers nicotine in water vapor and the nicotine content can be tapered over time until you quit altogether. But don't just depend on this method alone. Also consider behavioral approaches and techniques like energy tapping.
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I quit smoking cold turkey, at 15 weeks pregnant I'm now to week 17 I have placenta previa will not smoking help it to move?

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Dr. Milton Mintz
Geriatrics
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Not an OB


specialist, but I dought it- whatever you do never smoke again, or be near anyone who smokes, particularly near baby
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If you are using a nicotine patch to quit smoking, rotate patch to prevent irritation.

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My sister-in-law is pregnant, when I told her she should quit smoking she said the doctor said take her time not to quit cold turkey. Is that normal?

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Dr. Milton Mintz
Geriatrics
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I disagree


no matter how she quits, she should do it right away & never start again, particularly around the baby when it comes
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Is it safe for me to quit smoking suddenly while pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff M. Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Yes


If you smoke you should stop. The faster you stop the better. There is no danger for the baby to go cold turkey.
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Can you go under shock while trying to quit smoking cold turkey??

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Dr. Anthony S. Leazzo
Family Medicine
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No


You will experience a withdrawal, but not shock.
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I Am trying to quit smoking cold Turkey, what are some ideas to help control/decrease my urges?

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Acupuncture


Auricular acupuncture is awesome for controlling cravings to smoke. It is very effective for smoking cessation. Good luck.
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People are telling me it's unsafe for me to quit smoking cold turkey I'm 20 weeks pregant is this true that my baby could go into shock????? Help

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Dr. Milton Mintz
Geriatrics
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Not shock,


but quit as soon as you can!!!!-& don't start again for any reason!- smoking around child after birth is bad for smoker & chld
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Having wisdom tooth pulled tomorrow, doctor said I have to quit smoking (cold turkey). How best to alleviate withdrawals. I'm rx'd klonopin for anxiety already.

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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Nicotine patch


It is going to be really hard to go cold turkey if you have underlying anxiety issues. It would be safe and probably easier for you to get a nicotine patch system that will help you step down your nicotine addiciton over the next days-weeks. There are a number of patches available for this very purpose, and are far better than a dry socket or dental abcess after wisdom tooth extraction!
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Caffeine & bupropion


Nicotine is an unusual drug because it alerts at the same time that it calms us; hence, the smoking by students studying for finals. Caffeine and bupropion can both prevent the fatigue you may feel with abrupt nicotine withdrawal. Caffeine also may prevent withdrawal headaches and bupropion may reduce nicotine cravings. Ask your doctor about a bupropion prescription & iincrease daytime caffeine.
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Quit for 3 days


Try not smoking for the first 3 days after the extraction. This helps to prevent a dry socket. The dry socket is exceptionally painful and you want to avoid it if at all possible. If you can make it the 3 days, try not to smoke for a few more days. You just might be able to quit!
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Can you successfully quit smoking cold turkey?

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Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology
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Yes


Some patients can quit smoking cold turkey especially when they realize that this is something that they are ready to do. In fact my experience is that the majority of people who are successful at quiting are able to do it on their own without any aids. If not able to do so there are a number of support groups and medications which may help the individual be successful.
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