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How long after quitting smoking cigarettes will i notice a difference in peripheral nerves?

How long after quitting smoking cigarettes will i notice a difference in peripheral nerves?

Unclear: Smoking is not related to peripheral nerve injury. Blood vessel constriction can occur causing pain and discoloration of the hands and fingers and improves with smoking cessation. True peripheral neuropathy is not related to tobacco abuse and other causes should be investigated ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


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Do you think I should be worried about coughing this much after quitting smoking cigarettes?

Do you think I should be worried about coughing this much after quitting smoking cigarettes?

Normal: It is common to cough more after quitting cigarettes after a long period of smoking. This is because the lungs are trying to heal by expelling all the tar that had built up. However, it is always wise to consult you doctor if you are coughing nonstop or especially if you are coughing up any blood. Congratulations on quitting. You'll be better for it in the long run! ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons a cardiologist may tell a person not to attempt quitting smoking cigarettes at the present time?

What are some of the reasons a cardiologist may tell a person not to attempt quitting smoking cigarettes at the present time?

Not sure: never actually seen that; the only time I have is when I'm asking them to stop the cocaine first. even then.....not so clear. ...Read more

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Besides being addicted, how can quitting smoking cigarettes help someone mentally, given they do not drink or do any other type of drug?

Besides being addicted, how can quitting smoking cigarettes help someone mentally, given they do not drink or do any other type of drug?

Smoking: Stopping smoking clears the mind and body
after chronic smoking it takes the body 10 years to return to baseline, it also helps the mind think clearly and not make it dependent. ...Read more

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Are muscle aches a common side effect when quitting smoking cigarettes?

Are muscle aches a common side effect when quitting smoking cigarettes?

Yes: Muscle aches are not invariable in people who are trying to quit smoking, but they do occur. Nicotine is a muscle relaxant, and in withdrawal muscles can get tighter, causing pain and sometimes even spasm ("charley-horses"). Hot baths or hot backs, a heating pad all may help. If they are severe, nicotine replacement with patches, gum or lozenges will do the trick. ...Read more

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Can quitting smoking (tobacco) cause you to go into depression?

Possibly: Nicotine is a stimulant drug that speeds up the nervous system. It is considered a behavioral stimulant and is highly addictive (as you are well aware). In addition, smokers often stop taking their frequent relaxing breaks when they quit smoking. Both the withdrawal from the stimulant and the cessation of the frequent enjoyable relaxation can lead to a downward emotional spiral for some. ...Read more

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Can quitting smoking cold turkey cause blood in the stool?

Can quitting smoking cold turkey cause blood in the stool?

No: No, quitting smoking should not lead to blood in the stool. Blood in the stool typically indicates bleeding somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract or at the anus, and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a person who has panic attacks to start having alot of attacks when they are trying to quit smoking cigarettes?

Is it normal for a person who has panic attacks to start having alot of attacks when they are trying to quit smoking cigarettes?

Smoking cessation: and panic attacks. Sometimes we try to trick ourselves back into smoking. Please be careful not to fall for the idea that you are having panic attacks so you can't stop smoking. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cold turkey.: 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 the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cold turkey.: 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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Please describe a good way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Please describe a good way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cessation program: The most effective way to stop smoking is through a smoking cessation program that offers education, support & appropriate medications. Ear (auricular acupuncture) is very helpful for smoking cessation. ...Read more

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How difficult would it be for me to quit smoking cigarettes?

How difficult would it be for me to quit smoking cigarettes?

Difficulty quitting: If you are motivated and already feel the ill effects of tobacco (lung disease, emphysema, fatigue, shortness of breath), then it is often less difficult. Sometimes "quitting" is a lot easier if you are motivated by your goal to feel better, look better, and smell better, not to mention others around you (significant other, kids, coworkers, etc) feel better as well. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes 6 days ago and for the last 4 nights I've been getting a terrible cough/wheeze in the evenings only.

I quit smoking cigarettes 6 days ago and for the last 4 nights I've been getting a terrible cough/wheeze in the evenings only.

Congratulations!: Now that your bodyis not chronically irritated by the smoke and chemicals, the cilia in your lungs are becoming mobile again. Your body is starting to move old mucous and damaged cells out of your lungs. This should resolve soon. If not, seek medical care. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes today and I have a cotine test on Friday. I'm not sure if it's urine or saliva. Do you think I will pass?

I quit smoking cigarettes today and I have a cotine test on Friday. I'm not sure if it's urine or saliva. Do you think I will pass?

Cotinine testing: Cotinine testing is usually done on blood but can also be done on urine and saliva. The level of cotinine depends on the amount of nicotine consumed, and the rate metabolised (this varies from person to person). It can take more than 2 weeks after stopping smoking for blood levels to drop to normal and several weeks more for urine levels to drop. ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again now every time i try to smoke weed i get anxiety when will it disappear?

I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again now every time i try to smoke weed i get anxiety when will it disappear?

In a few hours: Your anxiety from smoking marijuana should disappear within a few hours as the effects of the marijuana dissipate, but will likely come back every time you smoke it. While most find cannabis to be calming, many react with anxiety. Possibly the combination of tobacco & cannabis is causing this; in either event stop smoking cigarettes-it's the best thing you can do for your health. See my comment:. ...Read more

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I started socially smoking cigarettes about 4 yrs ago. I only smoke when i drink alcohol.But i'm ready to quit for good.Any tips on making that easier?

Context: Changing the cues for smoking can help you solidify your desire to quit. Not hanging out with friends who smoke, not drinking (reduces your self control) and choosing healthier forms of recreation for social activity would all be potentially helpful. Congrats for your readiness to quit! ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions to quit/reduce smoking cigarettes?

Can you give me suggestions to quit/reduce smoking cigarettes?

Use patches, program: Some individuals succeed with cold-turkey stopping, and a few can taper themselves off tobacco, but such efforts lead to fewer than 5% succeeding. Use of nicotine patches increases quit rate to 15% or so, and adding nicotine lozenges for break-thru craving can increase that a bit. A formal smoking cessation program increases results 10%. Best results are with zyban (bupropion) and chantix, plus a program -40%. ...Read more

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What happens when you finally can quit smoking cigarettes?

What happens when you finally can quit smoking cigarettes?

Better health!: There is a very long list of benefits. There are 50 known cancer-causing chemicals, so those go away. Carbon monoxide and other ingredients that reduce blood flow go away. Your breath and smell and taste is better. Your lungs work better. Your ability to exercise improves. And more money in your pocket! you many have temporary symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, but those go away too. Go for it! ...Read more

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What is the quickest and easiest way to quit smoking cigarettes out of all of the choices that are available?

What is the quickest and easiest way to quit smoking cigarettes out of all of the choices that are available?

Smoking cessation: I recommend chantix, start at least 2 weeks before the day you decide you want to quit smoking. Tell people you are quitting, and when. Change your routines. Get rid of everything that reminds you of smoking (lighters, ashtrays) make your home "nonsmoking" so if you do smoke it is as inconvenient as possible. Stay in the moment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes three weeks ago and I am concerned weight gain?

I quit smoking cigarettes three weeks ago and I am concerned weight gain?

Just don't smoke!: It's one of the biggest reasons why smokers go back to smoking: weight gain. It's because you are no longer getting nicotine-- an effective appetite suppressant and can mildly boost your metabolism. When they quit, people feel anxious and are used to having something in their mouth so they tend to eat more. Even so, smoking is so much worse for you than gaining a few pounds, it's not even close ! ...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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My gf wants me to quit smoking cigarettes. What are some stop smoking products to help me stop smoking?

My gf wants me to quit smoking cigarettes. What are some stop smoking products to help me stop smoking?

List: Counselling to develop your committment; hypnotherapy, nicotine products; electronic cigarettes, essential oils in combination of lavender, peppermint and citrus

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I quit smoking cigarettes & am vaping. Is vaping safe & harmless or is the nicotine hazardous to my health?

I quit smoking cigarettes & am vaping. Is vaping safe & harmless or is the nicotine hazardous to my health?

E -cig vs cigarette: E-cig has fewer harmful chemicals than cigarettes - but taking in nicotine is still a health issue. ...Read more

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Do aa and na meetings make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes? A lot of my friends there smoke & oldtimers say not to quit too early.

Do aa and na meetings make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes? A lot of my friends there smoke & oldtimers say not to quit too early.

Addicts OK Addiction: As with most problems people do not want to address (vs. Only a few symptoms which cost them quality of life) people find many ways to justify ; continue addiction, not undermine or confront addictions they do not want to give up. The more you spend time around such people, the more they will promote you to join ; justify their choices ; behaviors. Your choices powerfully affect your outcomes. ...Read more

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I have circuitous of the liver. I quit smoking cigarettes and started smoking e cigarette which is worse I'm planning on quitting soon. Have I hurt m?

I have circuitous of the liver. I quit smoking cigarettes and started smoking e cigarette  which is worse I'm planning on quitting soon. Have I hurt m?

Probably not: There is no evidence that electronic cigarettes are worse than cigarettes, just a lack of evidence that they are any better. They do not have the high tar content of smoking tobacco, but they have the same amount of nicotine, and we simply don't know what the other things in e-cigs do - the propellant, oils, flavorings etc. It will not have done any more harm than smoking, and perhaps less. ...Read more

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When after you quit smoking cigarettes will it show up in blood or urine test?

When after you quit smoking cigarettes will it show up in blood or urine test?

Very Variable: If you quit smoking, your tissues can quickly recover from the damage especially if you have been eating foods with lots of antioxidants like red, orange, yellow fruits and same color plus green leafy vegetables...So the cancer cells may not develop at all unless you have a strong family history of cancer and your immunity has been severely compromised. ...Read more

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