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What is a good product on the market to help give up smoking?

What is a good product on the market to help give up smoking?

Nicotine Dependence?: Nicotine Replacement products (NRTs) are useful in proportion to your nicotine dependence.

If you smoke within 1 hour of waking up, you are nicotine dependent and NRTs are generally needed along with anti-depressants & behavioral therapy.

If you can make it to dinner time without a smoke, can skip a day, or binge smoke, you do not need NRTs and should focus on behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best product on the market to help give up smoking?

Can you tell me about the best product on the market to help give up smoking?

Varenicline: And a smoking cessation program together have quit rates around 40%, which is almost twice as high as use of nicotine replacement therapies (patches, gum, lozenges) + a cessation program, or use of buproprion (zyban, wellbutrin) and a program. Drugs alone will produce about half the quit rate if they are not part of a comprehensive program. The trade name is chantix. Main side effect-depression. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best product on the market to help give up smoking?

Can any doc tell me what's the best product on the market to help give up smoking?

What's best is what: Works for you. Only about 5% of people succeed with long-term quitting "cold turkey." with the addition of a smoking cessation program, this goes to about 8-10%, and adding nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum etc.) increases to about 15-18%, as does zyban (bupropion). Chantix (varenicline) + smoking cessation program increases success rates up to 40-45%, but has potential side effects. ...Read more

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Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?

Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?

Smoking: Hookah is like smoking and you can die from smoking it as you would from cigarettes. E cigarettes have less of the toxins but still have undisclosed chemicals that may be harmful, so not a 100%. How about nicorette (nicotine gum) gum? ...Read more

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What is the best product to stop smoking?

What is the best product to stop smoking?

Combinations: The overall best results in smoking cessation come from the use of a medication combined with a formal smoking cessation program. All of this requires, first and foremost, the motivation to quit. I start my patients with nicotine replacement therapy - patches plus lozenges usually - together with a formal program. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is another med, and ultimately the best results have been with chantix. ...Read more

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Pulmonary function test was normal, will quitting smoking make breathing in cold weather normal. What a horrible addiction and ridiculous product.?

Pulmonary function test was normal, will quitting smoking make breathing in cold weather normal. What a horrible addiction and ridiculous product.?

Smoking cessation: Yes and yes. Lung function will improve after you stop smoking. The product is horrible and ridiculous and that's why millions quit every year. Insight and motivation into the addiction are the best resources that you have to stop smoking. ...Read more

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Could urine leakage be a result of smoking?

Could urine leakage be a result of smoking?

Somewhat: Tobacco weakens collagen which is responsible for support tissues breaking down. This can weaken the bladder as well as increase wrinkles and varicose veins. ...Read more

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What makes quitting smoking result in food cravings?

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What makes quitting smoking result in food cravings?

Smoking/craving food: One pleasurable activity substituted with another.

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Anxiety attack after smoking weed. Could it be a result of anxiety issues or just the weed?

Anxiety attack after smoking weed. Could it be a result of anxiety issues or just the weed?

Possibly the THC: It may be related to the canabis use. Possible effects of marijuana can include anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems & disturbances of thought processes. ...Read more

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I am a smoker and my parotid glands on both sides seem inflamed. Could this be a result of smoking?

I am a smoker and my parotid glands on both sides seem inflamed. Could this be a result of smoking?

Can be: The effect of smoke and the multiple chemicals in smoke can cause inflammation of the opening of the parotid ducts. It can also cause changes in consistence of saliva. If the saliva becomes thickened it can cause a back up in the gland. Hot compresses and sour foods and drinks can stimulate the flow. If the condition lingers you may want to see a dentist for exam and treatment ...Read more

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Will smoking affect the result I get from taking the antibiotic trimethoprim (200 mg)?

Will smoking affect the result I get from taking the antibiotic trimethoprim (200 mg)?

Smoking: Trimethoprim an antibiotic probably is for short time. 10 days or so.
Smoking itself does not alter its Pharmacokinetics, but if you already have compromised lungs, the answer would be yes. It will have its effect
However I stand to be corrected. ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking result in shortness of breath im 49 and haven't smoked for 4 or 5 days now?

Does quitting smoking result in shortness of breath im 49 and haven't smoked for 4 or 5 days now?

It can: The toxins in tobacco paralyse the cilia (whiplike hairs) in your respiratory tract. When you stop smoking, the cilia start working again by whipping junk out of your lungs and airway. As a result you may be coughing and bringing up mucus. ...Read more

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Quit smoking and getting really stubborn whiteheads that won't go away. Can this be a result of hormone imbalances from quitting?

Quit smoking and getting really stubborn whiteheads that won't go away. Can this be a result of hormone imbalances from quitting?

Whiteheads: Are not related to becoming smoke free. Please don, t let them become an excuse for you to start up again. Congrats and keep going. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My bf has shortness of breathing but the xray of lungs result is clear as it said. He is drinkerbof beer wine or rhum. Not smoking. What could it be?

My bf has shortness of breathing but the xray of lungs result is clear as it said. He is drinkerbof beer wine or rhum. Not smoking. What could it be?

A chest xray: Is not sensitive for picking up many abnormalities that may have few or no typical xray findings. For example, asthmatics may have normal chest xrays. There are various potential causes of shortness of breath, your bf should go back to his doc and discuss next steps. ...Read more

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Quit smoking can result in overweight?! I use isotonic drinks during training and creatine during biking at weekend. I was 83 now 88.Abdomen is dilated!

Quit smoking can result in overweight?! I use isotonic drinks during training and creatine during biking at weekend. I was 83 now 88.Abdomen is dilated!

Watch food intake: The reason people may gain weight after quitting smoking is because they substitute the pleasure from smoking for other oral satisfaction like eating/snacking/drinking. Increase calories leads to weight gain. Usually after a few months of successfully quoting most people return to baseline weight. My advice exercise to take your mind of cravings. Check the calories in those "isotonic drinks". ...Read more

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I had echo last year showed moderate pulmonary hypertension 42.6mmHg, if the result is not flawed, can smoking fasten progression? Istarted recently only

I had echo last year showed moderate pulmonary hypertension 42.6mmHg, if the result is not flawed, can smoking fasten progression? Istarted recently only

Smoking is very bad: For you in many ways but can certainly cause a significant worsening of pulmonary hypertension and shorten your life span considerably. In addition, dying from pulmonary hypertension is a horrible, painful and awful way to go. STOP smoking now! ...Read more

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