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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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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Can you successfully quit smoking cold turkey?

Can you successfully quit smoking 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!! ...Read more

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What is a good way to successfully quit smoking cold turkey?

What is a good way to successfully quit smoking 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!! ...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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Yesterday morning, I quit smoking cold turkey. What should I expect to experience over the next week(s)?

Yesterday morning, I quit smoking cold turkey. What should I expect to experience over the next week(s)?

Withdrawal symptoms: First of all congratulations! There are no side effects when you quit smoking cold turkey, but you can expect significant withdrawal symptoms from nicotine. Here are some symptoms to expect insomnia, restlessness, muscle cramps and poor concentration. I know, you can do it. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if i quit smoking cold turkey about 3 days ago. Should i start again and ween?

Why restart?: Congratulations on quitting. It can be a tremendously hard thing to do, but a fantastic thing for your overall health and the health of your family. There is no good reason to restart. If you did "fall off the wagon" and start again, i would get right back to quitting asap. If you need help, ask your primary doctor or call 1-800-quit-now. ...Read more

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Im a asthmatic what are the best ways quit smoking cold turkey! so far 1 day good. Any suggestions on what 2 do to help cravings besides using patch?

Im a asthmatic what are the best ways quit smoking cold turkey! so far 1 day good. Any suggestions on what 2 do to help cravings besides using patch?

Try this: Every time you have the urge to smoke, give yourself a 2-3 minute break. Usually the urge goes away by then. There are also drugs such as Chantix that can help reduce that urge. You need a prescription for that so you need to see your doctor to get a prescription. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cold turkey 6 days ago and my mouth looks fleshy or something. Is this okay, normal?

Probably OK: Nice job stopping smoking! this can be hard for people to do. It's not clear what 'fleshy mouth' means without seeing you, but if it is not associated with facial swelling, trouble swallowing or breathing, or having any kind of allergy symptoms, it's likely that everything is fine. Now that you're getting healthier - make sure you get enough sleep, eat right and get enough exercise and water. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more