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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
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
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
None: You can try electronic cigarettes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wellbutrin (bupropion): And nicotinte patches.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?
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
Pulmonary function test was normal, will quitting smoking make breathing in cold weather normal. What a horrible addiction and ridiculous product. ?
Smoking/craving food: One pleasurable activity substituted with another.Get a more detailed answer ›
When you are addicted to smoking, do you have stronger cravings or more frequent cravings as a result of addiction?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does quitting smoking result in shortness of breath im 49 and haven't smoked for 4 or 5 days now?
I quit smoking weed a few months ago and will have a hair drug test in about six months. Will i need to cut my hair shorter to insure negative result?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer