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Is It Safe To Quit Smoking Cold Turkey When Pregnant
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently 9 weeks pregnant and am trying to quit smoking. Is it safe to quit cold turkey? Or will it cause harm to the baby to quit that way?
What harmful chemicals are in smokeless vaporizers besides nicotine? I am trying to quit smoking but am unable to do it cold turkey. Is this ok 4 now?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to quit smoking cold Turkey while pregnant or will it stress the baby out and possibly cause miscarriage?
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
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
Trying to quit smoking by using a smoke-free vaporizer tho it has nicotine.Its helping but how safe is it? Is it the same as regular smoking tobacco?
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
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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