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Benefits Of Quitting Smoking
Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more
Whatever works 4 you: There are many short and long term benefits from quitting smoking. In addition to nicotine substitutes and certain medications, changing your habit patterns around triggers to smoke can be challenging. Getting support from friends, family, co-workers and community resources are all helpful. Understanding why you smoke can help you find better choices to redirect those urges. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some quick some slow: Kudos for quitting! nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs on the planet. Some things should feel better quickly, like waking up easier, tasting food, even clearer thinking. Cravings may last a while, but most major withdrawal is only 3-5 days. Get support from a group or class, search 4 nicotine anonymous mtgs. Most cravings are 3-5 mins. Distract yrself when they come however you can. ...Read more
Quit smoking march 7, 2013 after smoking for approx 12yrs. What benefits can I expect from quitting.
I have quit smoking a week tomorow and wanted to know when will I start feeling the benefits of stopping and how long will it take?
Several months: The body needs time to heal after chronic abuse. ...Read more
I really in a bad need to quit smoking and I have tried to quit before but each time I fail, and now each time I smoke I feel that I'm dazzy.?
How do you quit smoking if you smoke all the time and that's what your boss does on work breaks too?
Self help/group tx.: This is hard to do since your boss smokes too, but depending on your schedule, if you don't have to be around your boss on every break, take it elsewhere. Also the rest of your day you can try to quit. If there is still trouble self-help groups, like nicotine anonymous and stomp it out may help. ...Read more
I quit smoking 3 months ago but smoked 3 cigarettes yesterday. Could this cancel all benefits that I gained?
I quit smoking 3 months ago but smoked 3 cigarettes yesterday, could this cancel all benefits that I gained?
I want to quit smoking. Thinking about doing chantex. This will be my 3rd time trying it. Will it still work the same?
Yes, however...: This reminds me of the old joke "Quiting smoking is easy. I've done it dozens of times." If Chantix helped you to quit before it should work just as well this time. What seems lacking is your determination to not start smoking again. I hope you can find the willpower to remain a non-smoker this time. See http://whyquit. Com/ & http://www. Shareguide. Com/smoking. Html for more support. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I quit smoking once before for about 3 yrs then started back up again. It was easy the first time quitting cold turkey. Now it's not. Any tips?
I quit smoking six months ago but my hyperpigmentation hasn't fade. How much time does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade?
Usually a few months: But it is highly variable. There are other causes of hyperpigmentation, and something else may be going on. If it has not even lightened a bit, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Congrats on quitting smoking - the benefits are way more than just cosmetic! Stay quit! ...Read more
Not time. Commitment: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms tyoicaly last 2-3 weeks. After that you ar eleft withthe habit. Beating the habit can be as hard, if not harder than getting past withdrawal symptoms. How long it takes you to beat the habit depends on your will power, committment to stopping, help from your friends, family, doctors etc., . ...Read more
I'm trying to quit smoking, but failed every time. The nicotine patches don't help. Should I be in counseling or some program?
Might help: Behavioral counseling has been shown to be effective in the treatment of smoking. It is also often covered by insurance and is typically brief in duration. Florida offers free programs including group settings; you can find them at www. Tobaccofreeflorida. Com. The first 3 days are the absolute worst and the first 3 weeks are the most critical. Maybe set your goal for 3 days to start. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking from 1 year, quit smoking before 3 days but felling pain in trout some time and some time in left side because I have tonsils not normal?
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