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Can drinking 5 to 6 cups of tea a day be bad on my health I am 21. I just quit smoking jan 13. Was a pack a day smoker since i was 17. This is my first time doing it cold turkey. I am feeling very confident about it this time. I have quit coffee too. But

Can drinking 5 to 6 cups of tea a day be bad on my health I am 21. I just quit smoking jan 13. Was a pack a day smoker since i was 17. This is my first time doing it cold turkey. I am feeling very confident about it this time. I have quit coffee too. But

Congratulations : Congratulations on quitting smoking! that's probably the single best thing you can do to make a positive impact on your health. The first couple weeks can be tough, so hang in there! as far as the tea goes, as long as your 5-6 cups a day are about 8 oz a piece, there should not be any problems. The main issue with tea is that it contains caffeine and other compounds that can act as diuretics making you urinate more and can be dehydrating. Uncaffeinated and decaffeinated teas cause less of a problem. Tea also contains half the caffeine as coffee so by quitting coffee you are consuming less caffeine which helps. If drinking your tea helps to keep you from smoking, then by all means, drink your tea! tea drinking is much much healthier than smoking. ...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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Can drinking 5 to 6 cups of tea be bad for my health I am 21. Quit smoking jan 13. Pack a day smoker since i was 17. This is my first time quitting cold turkey. Feel confident about things this time. Quit coffee too. But picked up this habit of drinking t

Congratulations : Congratulations on quitting smoking! that's probably the single best thing you can do to make a positive impact on your health. As far as the tea goes, as long as your 5-6 cups a day are about 8 oz a piece, there shouldn't be any problems. The main issue with tea is that it contains caffeine and other compounds that can act as diuretics making you urinate more and can be dehydrating. Uncaffeinated and decaffeinated teas cause less of a problem. Tea also contains half the caffeine as coffee so by quitting coffee you are consuming less caffeine which helps. The other issue many people have with tea is that they add tons of sugar as a sweetener and end up drinking hundreds more calories a day leading to weight gain. This does not appear to be an issue for you which is good. If drinking your tea helps to keep you from smoking, then by all means, drink your tea! ...Read more

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How would my health improve if i quit smoking?

How would my health improve if i quit smoking?

All sorts of ways: More energy, better sleep, better stamina, easier breathing, better skin and teeth, not to mention your heart and lung being very very grateful. One of the best things one can do to improve their health and life expectancy - add some exercise and you may feel years younger. May people need multiple attempts - so if one does not succeed at first, try, try, try again. ...Read more

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What to do if i quit smoking. What can I look forward to health wise from here on out?

What to do if i quit smoking. What can I look forward to health wise from here on out?

BETTER HEALTH!!!: Congratulations! this is the single best thing you can do for your health. You will have better breathing, better breath & dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease & cancer, as well as slowing the aging process. Here is a great timetable of when benefits will manifest: http://www.Whyquit.Com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.Html. ...Read more

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Im 31yrs old. I started smoking since i was 15. Is too late for me to quit smoking for save my health?

Im 31yrs old. I started smoking since i was 15. Is too late for me to quit smoking  for save my health?

No, not too late: Even cutting down or stopping for a period of time makes a difference to your cells. Will they return to their 14 year old condition? Probably not. But never let the perfect become the enemy of the good. Quit as soon, as successfully - or as often - as you can. Since you are pregnant there should be no doubt at all! babies need mothers who don't smoke. Congratulations and best wishes! ...Read more

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I wanna quit smoking but its hard to quit? Its 10 yrs since i started smoking, and im so worried about my health

I wanna quit smoking but its hard to quit? Its 10 yrs since i started smoking, and im so  worried about my health

Hard but worth it: Hi. Yes, addiction is difficult to overcome. I don't even know you or your family history, but I'm worried about your health too! So buck up and QUIT! There are prescription medications that can help (Chantix and bupropion, primarily). Use one of them. USE ANYTHING. But quit before it's too late. It's a really sad, ugly death. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to boost circulation and overall health after i quit smoking?

What can I do to boost circulation and overall health after i quit smoking?

Health: Continue life-style changes with diet & regular exercising, with regular checkups with your pcp. Great job quitting. ...Read more

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I quit smoking, was smoking for 3 years maximum 7 cigarettes a day and not even everyday. what should I do not to have health problems. still risk?

I quit smoking, was smoking for 3 years maximum 7 cigarettes a day and not even everyday. what should I do not to have health problems. still risk?

Quit smoking: Congratulations! Eat a healthy food plan, no transfats, lower carbs, lots of fruits and vegetables. See your doc first and then create an exercise plan that fits your needs. Consider a personal trainer to get you started. Meditate. Enjoy family and friends. Peace and good health. High five. ...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