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When is the best time to quit smoking?

When is the best time to quit smoking?

Anytime: Per research, you should quit smoking as soon as you can, whenever you can. And you can prevent further decline in lung functions, even though you will not get your normal lungs back. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

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


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How do you quit smoking after a long time?

How do you quit smoking after a long time?

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 more

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When after you quit smoking should you feel the benefit?

When after you quit smoking should you feel the benefit?

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

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How long after you quit smoking can you feel the benefit?

How long after you quit smoking can you feel the benefit?

Soon: You will be able to breathe better in only a few weeks. Conditions will improve over the years and after 10 years your lungs will have recovered to those of a non-smoker, assuming you have not damaged them from prolonged smoking. ...Read more

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I quit smoking since 25 days some time I get temptation what should I do to avoid?

I quit smoking since 25 days some time I get temptation what should I do to avoid?

Smoking: One day at a time. You are in a very good position. You know you have done it for 25 days. One more day and then one more. Candy, gum ECT might help. ...Read more

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Quit smoking march 7, 2013 after smoking for approx 12yrs. What benefits can I expect from quitting.

Quit smoking march 7, 2013 after smoking for approx 12yrs. What benefits can I expect from quitting.

Good job!: Less likely to get cardiopulmonary and neurologic disease, less likely to smoke, less likely to develop most cancers. .. Also saves $$$ in the long run and if you have children, saves them lots of medical issues too. ...Read more

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If we plan to have a baby, how long should we quit smoking ahead of time?

If we plan to have a baby, how long should we quit smoking ahead of time?

ASAP: Cold turkey asap. The facts on smoking are well known. Why do you want to comit slow suicide? There is evidence that even paternal smoking can affect the outcome although it is obviously not predictable. ...Read more

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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

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I quit smoking 3 months ago but smoked 3 cigarettes yesterday. Could this cancel all benefits that I gained?

Not at all: Keep trying to quit again. Statistics show that you need to try to stop seven times to quit once. When you relapse, just start again with the same strategies that were successful before. ...Read more

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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?

No way!: Just go right back to what you were doing right. Many (most) have a relapse - some have more than one - so don't feel bad or guilty. Just keep moving forward - you are an ex-smoker if you are not smoking now. Best wishes and congratulations. Three months is good! ...Read more

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I want to quit smoking. Thinking about doing chantex. This will be my 3rd time trying it. Will it still work the same?

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 more

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I would like to pass a drug test in 2 weeks time and I quit smoking weed, what can I do to pass?

I would like to pass a drug test in 2 weeks time and I quit smoking weed, what can I do to pass?

You can not: Flush your system of cannabis. Attempts to do so will be picked up by the test which is quite sophisticated. ...Read more

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I quit smoking six months ago but my hyperpigmentation hasn't fade. How much time does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade?

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

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What is the average amount of time it takes to quit smoking when on wellbutrin/budeprion sr?

What is the average amount of time it takes to quit smoking when on wellbutrin/budeprion sr?

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

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I'm trying to quit smoking, but failed every time. The nicotine patches don't help. Should I be in counseling or some program?

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 more

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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?

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?

Glad to hear that: You quit smoking. Keep at it. Please see your doc about your throat issue and don't let it become an excuse to start smoking again. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more