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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?

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?

Quitting tobacco: A combination of four things. You must truely desire to quit. Your doctor should encourage it. A nicotine relacement treatment or Chantix and behavioral modification of hyppnotherapy . This combination is better than any thing alone. ...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