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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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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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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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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 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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How to quit smoking permanently?

How to quit smoking permanently?

Every attempt counts: Quitting is very difficult; it may take several attempts before you give up the habit for good. Success is increased if you have support and work with your health care providers. Research shows that a combination of nicotine replacement therapy or other FDA approved smoking cessation medication AND counseling is most effective as it helps you stay on track and overcome obstacles. Best wishes ...Read more

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How to quit cigarette?

How to quit cigarette?

Speak with your Dr.: There are many strategies, and best to do the one that fits your lifestyle, habits, and easiest to do, as many people smoke due to stress, habits, peers, and other reasons. So, the approach can be nicotine patches, e-cigs, cold turkey, acupuncture, hypnosis, depending how much you smoke (addiction?) and what other things you do while smoking, drinking? Do what's easiest, and less stressful first. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking faster?

How to quit smoking faster?

Water: Whatever method you choose, make sure that you drink great deal of water. Drinking water will help get the nicotine out of your system, and this will help with the physiological addiction. ...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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Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking without medicine?

How to quit smoking without medicine?

Smoking: The best is a strong "will power" - stop buying them and try to not be around smokers or cigarette smoke. Try to focus on other positive things to keep the urge away. Having a strong family support to coax you is always a plus. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to quit smoking?

What are effective ways to quit smoking?

NRT;CBT: Both nicotine replacement therapy ; cognitive behavioral therapy. Nrts help with cravings. Cbt will focus on you changing your behavior and changing the way you think about smoking. Look into online resources for quit smoking ideas. Just know what worked for one, doesn't work for all. Get support through friends, family, a helpline (1-800-quit-now). ...Read more

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Easy ways to quit smoking ?

Easy ways to quit smoking ?

None: There are no easy ways. First and most important step: your decision to quit, firm decision. The rest are adjuncts which can help you to cope. ...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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How to quit chewing tobacco?

How to quit chewing tobacco?

Same as smoking: Both give you nicotine addiction, as well as being an "oral habit" - the need to have something in your mouth. Cold turkey works for about 3% of people, adding nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges etc) increases quit rates to about 10-15%, adding a smoking cessation program increases to about 20%. The prescription drugs Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix, together with a program are 30-40% success. ...Read more

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Safe ways to quit smoking while pregnant?

Safe ways to quit smoking while pregnant?

Any way!: Any way is safer than not quitting. It's safest to avoid alternative nicotine sources, but if you can't do it w/out their help - use one your obgyn recommends. There are breathing patterns that help. The inhale-hold-full lip exhale is a very healthy breath pattern (lowers bp, etc.) do it often (but without the cigarette) it helps fulfill some of the craving and urge. Congratulations and good luck! ...Read more

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How can I quit cigarette smoking.Plz suggest some ways.

How can I quit cigarette smoking.Plz suggest some ways.

Social support: Social support helps--your doc or hospital may know of a group for you. Coffee/tea mugs, cigarettes, all give off a "i'm on a break message" to self and others. Give yourself permission to take a break/relax w/out that. Oral habit so mints, gum, etc. Can help. You can do it and your loved ones will be grateful. ...Read more

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What are some ways to quit smoking?

Set the date: Congratulations on the decision. Set the date and let your family and friends know. Help can be found by calling 1800quitnow. Several quit smoking apps are available for the smart phone. Medications can help as well. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Attack all sides: The smoking habit has several aspects-- stress relief, physical addiction, and habits. To be effective at quitting, people often need to find other ways to relieve stress such as exercise or relaxation. The effects physical addiction can be dealt with by nicotine products or by cutting back gradually. People also need to find something else to with their hands and their mouth. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Not easy but..: ...Extremely worth the effort. It's such a bad thing for you, i suggest trying anything! whatever works! but it will only work if you are mentally committed. So first things first, make a commitment to yourself that it's time, and you simply have to do it. When you've left all doubt behind, proceed to trying something. Patches? Hypnosis? E-cigarettes? Medicines? Acupuncture? ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

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