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Is It Safer To Taper Off Cigarettes Or To Quit Smoking Fast While Pregnant
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
Are e cigarettes safe? If not, are they better than regular cigarettes and how? I want to quit smoking, my body doesn't need it but my mind wants it.
We Don't Know: No extensive studies have been done to test the safety or e-cigs vs regular cigs. It does seem to make sense to me that since they are a purer form of nicotine and do not have the additives they might be a safer alternative to use to stop smoking - like nicotine patches or gum. Also, some of the additives to tobacco can cause other types of cancer. That does not mean they are safe, just not as bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows: To my knowledge and review of this topic, no one knows since no one had done a controlled clinical trial of these products. If you use them and do not smoke, it seems intuitive it "might" help a person, but doctors cannot recommend them legally since we just do not know from accurate research data if they are safe. Would stink if in 5 years we learn they cause more heart attacks than cholesterol. ...Read more
Nobody knows: They are as safe, or as dangerous (depending on how you want to look at it) as regular cigarettes. There is little or no evidence they are any safer, and there are no published reports of their effectiveness in smoking cessation. They do somewhat reduce the "tars" you breath in, and they do reduce side-stream smoke (so they cut down on second hand smoke exposure). Nicotine patches are effective. ...Read more
I quit smoking cigarettes & am vaping. Is vaping safe & harmless or is the nicotine hazardous to my health?
As a transition, yes: Cigarettes have cadmium and nicotine which cause inflammation, stress, and cause cardiovascular disease and cancer diseases more common in diabetics. Electronic cigarettes hopefully have mainly nicotine but your own body and air pollution can contribute the cadmium, the best thing is take sufficient vit d because cadmium breaks it down and commit to stopping both. ...Read more
I am trying to quit smoking & smoke only on fridays. Are e-cigarettes safe? There are conflicting articles and lack of data, advise?
Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. I suggest not using e-cigarettes which can be just another form of dependence. ...Read more
No: They aren't safe either.Get a more detailed answer ›
My mother recently found it she has emphysema, and she has been smoking cigarettes for 40 years. She is trying to quit smoking, so she is now smoking e-cigarettes. Are these any safer than a regular cigarette? Can they cause fungal infections in the lungs
E cigarettes: E cigarettes are not really more safe than regular cigarettes, they just don't have all the same particulates in their smoke. ...Read more
There is no evidence: E cigarettes are as addictive as regular cigarettes as long as there is nicotine in it.And there is no evidence that it will help in anyway to quit smoking. In usa fda has classified e cigarettes as drug delivery devices and subject to regulation under food and drug cosmetic act before importation and sales in us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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