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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?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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When you are addicted to smoking, do you have stronger cravings or more frequent cravings as a result of addiction?

When you are addicted to smoking, do you have stronger cravings or more frequent cravings as a result of addiction?

SORRY DO NOT GET?: Not at all sure of the question here. Do you mean other cravings or more cravings to smoke? ...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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Can I have leukoplakia if I got tested from HIV three times with a negative result with no more risk situations and I'm a non-smoking? Or can it be caused by other things? What can cause leukoplakia? Had mono months ago.

Can I have leukoplakia if I got tested from HIV three times with a negative result with no more risk situations and I'm a non-smoking? Or can it be caused by other things? What can cause leukoplakia? Had mono months ago.

Not HIV: HIV rarely causes leukoplakia, and new HIV never causes it. If your negative blood test (s) were done more than a few weeks after the last possible exposure, then for sure you don't have HIV, no matter what symptoms you have. Tobacco and chronic irritation can cause it (e.g. mouth leukoplaka from rubbing by a nearby tooth). If you think you have leukoplakia, see doctor, or dentist if in the mouth. ...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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I've recently stopped smoking botanical potpourri and was wondering if my subsequent weight loss could be a result? As well as dark circles/veins eyes

I've recently stopped smoking botanical potpourri and was wondering if my subsequent weight loss could be a result? As well as dark circles/veins eyes

Impossible to say: Botanical potpourri sounds so innocent for synthetic cannabinoids which can be dangerous and even lethal. All cannibinoids, including the synthetics, increase appetite, and if you have had changes in appetite since stopping, this may be the cause of weight loss. Please do not use these synthetics (including bath salts etc) - they are truly dangerous and each batch is different. Get help stopping. ...Read more

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Advice about smoking cessation products?

Advice about smoking cessation products?

Review all options: Great information on a variety of treatments is available at http://smokefree. Gov/explore-quit-methods
People have quit on their own, with various methods and treatments. Research shows that the best chances for quitting happen with combination of coaching and medications -- if you need them to help with cravings. Free coaching at 800-QUIT-NOW. Good luck!!!! ...Read more

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What are methods of stopping smoking and it's craving without using nicotine based products and other replacements that still aren't so healthy?

What are methods of stopping smoking and it's craving without using nicotine based products and other replacements that still aren't so healthy?

Chantix and Zyban (bupropion): If you’re ready to quit smoking, the good news is there are many stop-smoking non-nicotine options. An extended form of bupropion is marketed for smoking cessation under the trade name of Zyban. Chantix received FDA approval in 2006; Zyban was approved in 1997. Take this opportunity and ask your doctor how to quit smoking? ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people tell the difference between sythetic cannabis or smoking products?

Can someone tell me how people tell the difference between sythetic cannabis or smoking products?

SYNTHETICS=DANGEROUS: While marijuana has its own set of potential problems, they are relatively mild, at least in social or moderate users (other than teenagers, where it really can cause permanent learning/personality issues), the synthetics, which vary widely chemically, can be truly dangerous, including seizures and psychotic reactions. Deaths have been reported as well. These are truly dangerous drugs. ...Read more

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Why and what are withdrawals when you quit smoking tobacco products?

Why and what are withdrawals when you quit smoking tobacco products?

Nicotine effects: Our body becomes used to nicotine and feels the loss when you quit. (Addiction) The physical w/drawal only lasts ~1 week - but the psychological habit can be very long lasting. There are mental/mood/energy issues and appetite/sleep changes. None are what most folk like. But they only last awhile unless we allow our psychological neediness to take over. Nicotine is an active/interactive substance. ...Read more

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Best way to quit smoking and not have to use nicotine replacement products?

Best way to quit smoking and not have to use nicotine replacement products?

Many ways: Every one is different and there are several possible approaches. Consider meds (bupropion), hypnosis, or cold turkey. The most important factor is your determination. Pick a quit date and good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies or do it yourself methods to stop smoking other than the over-the-counter products in stores?

Are there any home remedies or do it yourself methods to stop smoking other than the over-the-counter products in stores?

Your own quit kit: Clear out all the cigarettes, matches, lighters and ash trays from your home and car. Make a quit kit with items that will distract you from thinking about smoking. Gum, mints or fresh vegetables for your mouth; worry beads, paper clips or a pen for your hands; try to stay away from other smokers; brush your teeth right after eating; have someone to call if you don't think you can resist a smoke. ...Read more

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Can damage from smoking water-filtered shisha be related quantitatively to smoking other tobacco products, such as cigarettes?

Can damage from smoking water-filtered shisha be related quantitatively to smoking other tobacco products, such as cigarettes?

Let me explain: Just like regular tobacco, shisha contains nicotine. In fact, in a 60-minute
hookah session, smokers are exposed to 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke inhaled from a single cigarette.
If you to know more visit this site.
http://www. Health. Umd. Edu/sites/default/files/hookah%20brochure-%20final_0.pdf. ...Read more

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The new Trend now a days is a vaping machine called a juul. I know it is healthier than smoking other products but what is the real drawback?

The new Trend now a days is a vaping machine called a juul. I know it is healthier than smoking other products but what is the real drawback?

Nicotine: The real drawback is that vaping entails inhalation of pure nicotine. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. Nicotine is is a mild central nervous system stimulant and a stronger cardiovascular system stimulant. It constricts blood vessels, increasing the blood pressure and stimulating the heart, and raises the blood fat levels. Vaping is not without risk. ...Read more

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