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Natural ways to quit smoking?

Natural ways to quit smoking?

Determination and...: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many natural strategies to help such as acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html and http://www.Whyquit.Com/ also see my comments. Good luck! ...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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Is there natural methods to stop smoking cigarettes?

Is there natural methods to stop smoking cigarettes?

Yes: Auricular (ear) acupuncture using asp (semi-permanent) needles which remain in place for up to 7 days at a time if really quite effect at removing cravings. Take care ; good luck. ...Read more

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Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Cigarettes but: It is not clear if e-cigarette's help you quit tobacco product dependence, or if they are even healthier for you than traditional ones (it is likely but not established fact). Patches, pills (chantix, wellbutrin), and classes have an established track record for helping smokers quit, with a success rate of up to 50% at 1 one year for combined patch/pill/class regimens. ...Read more

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Which are some aids to quit smoking?

Which are some aids to quit smoking?

Hypnosis: Hypnosis is an excellent way to stop smoking. Find a qualified clinical hypnotist. It is a fast efficient way to quit. ...Read more

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Can you get lung cancer from smoking tobacco / nicotine free herbal cigarettes?

Can you get lung cancer from smoking tobacco / nicotine free herbal cigarettes?

Yes: Smoke is an irritant to the lining of the lungs, causing the body to react and "defend" against the irritation and try to remove the smoke particles. Some smoke compounds are known to cause cells to become cancerous. ...Read more

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Is nicotine chewing gum effective when trying to quit smoking?

Is nicotine chewing gum effective when trying to quit smoking?

Yes: Part of the smoking habit is chemical addiction of nicotine. By breaking this into two parts while maintaining the nicotine levels, you chances of breaking the smoking habit dramatically increases. ...Read more

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Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

YES -- ABSOLUTELY: To quit smoking via VAPING you start by using whatever vaping liquid gets you to quit smoking completely, then, over time, switch away from tobacco flavored liquids to non-tobacco flavored liquids (very few experienced vapors use tobacco flavors) then switch to FLAVORLESS liquids (FLAVOR=RISK) containing only Glycerin and nicotine, and then taper-down the nicotine. Vaping glycerin only is safe. ...Read more

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Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Get support: You've started by asking here for help. There's no one way to quit drinking or smoking. Find what works best for you. That said, support makes a huge difference. Tell your doctor your goals. Ask about smoking cessation. Go to http://www.aa.org/ to see if AA is the next step for you. Lots of support there. Stay positive and go at your own pace. It's not how fast you go, it's staying the course. ...Read more

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Are nicotine gum, the patch, or inhalators good ways to help quit smoking?

Are nicotine gum, the patch, or inhalators good ways to help quit smoking?

Motivation to: Stop is critical, nicotine substitutes help as well as medication like wellbutrin (bupropion). Will is key. Many centers offer cessation therapy. I quit cold turkey, but on about the tenth try. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

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

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Can smoking these herbal cigarettes give you cancer, emphysema?

Can smoking these herbal cigarettes give you cancer, emphysema?

Unclear: Not enough information available yet, but why take the chance? There is no benefit and plenty of risk associated with putting any smoke in your lungs when you don't have to. Most smoke of any kind contains irritants and potential carcinogens so it becomes a matter of how much for how long to determine risk. ...Read more

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Trying to quit smoking cigarettes so bought electronic cigs is that safe for me being diabetic?

Trying to quit smoking cigarettes so bought electronic cigs is that safe for me being diabetic?

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

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Best way to quit smoking and not have to use nicotine replacement products?

Many ways: Every one is different and there are several possible approaches.Consider meds ( bupropion ), hypnosis, or cold turkey.The most important factor is your determination.Pick a quit date and good luck. ...Read more

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I can't quit smoking. Is there any good way to quit smoke? Thank you.

I can't quit smoking. Is there any good way to quit smoke? Thank you.

Yes!: The best results occur when you are highly motivated to quit and when you take part in a smoking cessation class (many hospitals provide these) with or without the aid of nicotine substitutes (like nicorette) or you can discuss some of the prescription meds to help quit smoking with your doctor (such as Chantix or wellbutrin). The most important thing is to continue trying! you can quit! ...Read more

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What are the best tips to quit cigarettes without nicotine replacement therapy?

Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins. ...Read more

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Have you used the electronic cigarettes to quit smoking?

Have you used the electronic cigarettes to quit smoking?

Yes: Many people try to quit with e-cigarettes, and some of them allow you to "dial back" the amount of nicotine you are getting. However, there are as yet no published studies on this, so i cannot say how much success people have in trying to quit tobacco this way. You are better off with more traditional, tried and true methods like nicotine patches etc, smoking cessation programs, and other meds. ...Read more

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Trying to quit smoking? Too late to prevent wrinkling?

Trying to quit smoking? Too late to prevent wrinkling?

NEVER too late: Its never too late to stop smoking, no matter what your health concern is. If wrinkling is your biggest concern, smoking cessation and using sun screen are your best bets. ...Read more

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Can you cure COPD by quitting smoking?

Can you cure COPD by quitting smoking?

Sorry no: COPD by definition is irreversible. But by quitting smoking, you, can certainly reduce the progression and your long term prognosis. Never too late to quit! ...Read more

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Are quit smoking aids safe with parkinson's?

Are quit smoking aids safe with parkinson's?

Absolutely!!: Quitting smoking aides of all types are safe & compatible with pd treatments! plus you'll feel better & can be more active to better condition yourself to fight against your pd symptoms. Do regular exercise to maximize limberness/rom, strength & stamina! best of luck, rmh :). ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more