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Doctor insights on: Predisposed To Tobacco

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Is pipe tobacco terrible?

Is pipe tobacco terrible?

Try Nicotine Gum: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more

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How to stop taking tobacco?

How to stop taking tobacco?

Stop Smoking Options: Auricular (ear) acupuncture ; hypnosis have no significant side effects ; can work well. Nicotine replacement options: nasal spray, patch, inhaler, gum ; lozenges. Smoking cessation programs offer support, meds. Monitoring ; education. Electronic cigarettes may or may not prove helpful. Prescription meds: zyban (wellbutrin) ; Chantix (bupropion).Check potential psychiatric side effects w chantix. ...Read more

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Why is tobacco habit forming?

Why is tobacco habit forming?

Nicotine: Most of tobacco dependency happens because nicotine is a dependency-producing chemical, causing tolerance (the same amount does less) and withdrawal when stopped. It is also habit-forming because someone smoking 20 cigarettes a day is taking over 400 puffs per day - 400 "fixes" of nicotine. Anything done that regularly, that often, is reinforcing psychologically, as well as physically. ...Read more

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Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Nicotine: Multiple chemicals are present but nicotine is the most important because of carcinogenesis and addiction reinforcing features via the reward system. ...Read more

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How to leave tobacco (cigarette)?

How to leave tobacco (cigarette)?

You might want: a directed question to me, a board certified addiction specialist on this one. 1) gun to head (immediate evidence you are dying if you continue). 2) nicotine replacement 3) a LOT of different tools. There isnt space for everything. ...Read more

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What is worse for you, tobacco or weed?

What is worse for you, tobacco or weed?

Probably tobacco: Both contain tar that can harm the lungs, and poisonous carbon monoxide in the smoke. But tobacco also contains addictive nicotine, which means that tobacco smokers usually inhale far more smoke overall than marijuana users. Tobacco is hard to quit, and causes or worsens many diseases over time. Marijuana can impair social and work functioning, but it isn't life-threatening in the same way. ...Read more

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Is tobacco bad for gout?

Is tobacco bad for gout?

Yes: Tobacco is bad for everything. Specific for gout I have never seen a study on it but for the body to heal stop smoking. ...Read more

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Why do people chew tobacco?

Why do people chew tobacco?

Tobacco = cancer: Tobacco is a potent carcinogen. Any form of tobacco exposure increases your risk for cancer. There is no good reason to use tobacco on your body for any reason. People have been known to use tobacco to kill insects in the garden. Not a good thing to put in your mouth! yet people use it too calm their nerves, or because they are addicted to tobacco. ...Read more

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What can help me quit tobacco?

What can help me quit tobacco?

Effect of smoking: The effect is more the destruction of the alveolus or the oxygen exchange apparatus so gases can become liquid and you can't breathe properly. Heat from hot smoke, caustic drugs in cigarette all lead to the destruction of the lungs. The point i make is, if smoking causes severe gum and bone loss around the teeth, the hardest structures in the body, when it goes to one of the most vulnerable, yikes. ...Read more

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Tobacco effects on gynecosmatia?

Tobacco effects on gynecosmatia?

Tobacco ; "Moobs": I am not aware of any proven tobacco effects on developing gynecomastia. ...Read more

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I want to quit tobacco pl advice?

I want to quit tobacco pl advice?

Excellent decision: Quitting tobacco use is one of the best decisions anyone can make for his/her health. Some people can quit cold turkey. Many can't and need some assistance whether acupuncture, acupressure, hypnosis or medications. Bupropion & varenicline are available in states to help deal w/cravings. Nicotine is available in various forms, too. Go see your family doc for help. Good luck! and keep trying again. ...Read more

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Why do I have to stop tobacco use?

Why do I have to stop tobacco use?

Have to or want to?: You don't have to. You're an individual with your own life. But you have choices about reducing risk. Stopping tobacco will do that. Your brain likes tobacco and will do whatever it can to get more. If you choose to trick your brain, then the hard part starts - trying to quit. If you choose to reduce your risk, you should use the best treatments available: coaching + medications. Call 800-quit-now. ...Read more

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Can i chew tobacco once and awhile?

Can i chew tobacco once and awhile?

Better not to: Use of this product increases your risk of cancer. Better to avoid it. ...Read more

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I need help quitting tobacco alone?

I need help quitting tobacco alone?

Nicotine Gum: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit tobacco?

What is the best way to quit tobacco?

Whatever works: Most who stop have no help.Of the meds, i believe that Chantix is most effective but may have side effects. Otherwise, use various nicotine substitution therapies with nasal Nicotrol being the best way to give up cigarettes although it maintains a nicotine addiction. ...Read more

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Is pipe tobacco safer than cigarettes?

Is pipe tobacco safer than cigarettes?

Yes: I respect you, i respect truth, and i know that you want to stop using all tobacco. This being said, if you cannot quit smoking cigs, and medication and a good stop-smoking program did not help, you are far less likely to ruin your health (lung cancer, emphysema) smoking a pipe. Smokeless tobacco is addictive like pipe and cigs but the cancer rate is far less (but still real). Please do try 2 quit. ...Read more

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How does tobacco affect the gallbladder?

How does tobacco affect the gallbladder?

None: To my knowledge, tobacco has plenty of effects on other organs, but not the gallbladder. ...Read more

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How long does tobacco stay in your blood?

How long does tobacco stay in your blood?

Nicotine not tobacco: Tobacco doesn't enter the bloodstream, but nicotine and carbon monoxide and other chemicals do. Nicotine only remains for a very short time, 10-15 minutes, and is metabolized into cotinine, which is excreted in urine, and can last 2-3 days in a regular smoker. ...Read more

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Is smoking non-mentholated tobacco bad for you?

Is smoking non-mentholated tobacco bad for you?

Absolutely: Yes, there is no doubt. Inhaling combustion products and especially tobacco, increase numerous diseases and health disorders. The best way to avoid or decrease the health risk is lifestyle modification = exercise, eat better, and do not use tobacco products. ...Read more

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In what ways are cigarettes/tobacco bad for you?

In what ways are cigarettes/tobacco bad for you?

My answer : Is "slow suicide". You become at risk for many different diseases because you damage energy metabolism. ...Read more