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I need to quit smoking?

I need to quit smoking?

Yes: All smokers need to quit smoking. However, the nicotine is extremely addictive, which is why the tobacco industry is able to keep selling so much of their products. One can work with his primary care doctor on quitting. There are ways the doctor can help. ...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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What is the way to quit smoking?

What is the way to quit smoking?

More predictable way: An extended form of bupropion is marketed for smoking cessation under the trade name of Zyban. CBT (cognitive behaivor therapy) and acupuncture. Talk to your PCP for more information. Good thinking. ...Read more

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Hello, how easier to quit smoking?

Hello, how easier to quit smoking?

Not too easy, but: No, it's not too easy to quite smoking but you're young enough that it will be easier no than if you delay . Check for a local health agency that provides a smoking cessation program. They work! ...Read more

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Which is the quickest and easiest way to quit smoking?

Which is the quickest and easiest way to quit smoking?

NRT;CBT: Nicotine replacement therapy ; cognitive behavioral therapy. Nrts help w/ cravings. Cbt will focus on you changing your behavior and changing the way you think about smoking. Look into online resources for quit smoking ideas. Just know what worked for one, doesn't work for all. Get support through friends, family, helpline (1-800-quit-now). How fast/easy, will depend on you. Prep 2 battle nicotine. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Attack all sides: The smoking habit has several aspects-- stress relief, physical addiction, and habits. To be effective at quitting, people often need to find other ways to relieve stress such as exercise or relaxation. The effects physical addiction can be dealt with by nicotine products or by cutting back gradually. People also need to find something else to with their hands and their mouth. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Determination and...: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://whyquit.com/ and www.shareguide.com/smoking.html and https://tinyurl.com/2tadna. Until you stop try smoking pure tobacco without additives. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Not easy but..: ...Extremely worth the effort. It's such a bad thing for you, i suggest trying anything! whatever works! but it will only work if you are mentally committed. So first things first, make a commitment to yourself that it's time, and you simply have to do it. When you've left all doubt behind, proceed to trying something. Patches? Hypnosis? E-cigarettes? Medicines? Acupuncture? ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Make a plan: Congratulations on the most important health decision you will ever make!! Make a plan with a quit date, tell others about it, remove cigarettes from your environment. Identify triggers by keeping a craving journal. Avoid being around other smokers, drink non-alcohol when out. Review website for tips for coping with nicotine withdrawal symptoms. helpguide.org/mental/quit_smoking_cessation.htm ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Quit early and often: Nicotine is a very addictive substance and studies have shown that, on average, smokers need to make 5-7 separate attempts at quitting before they're able to permanently kick the habit. Thus quit early and, when you relapse, quit again. The first step is wanting to break the addiction. This website offers resources to help you on your journey to a smoke-free life: http://smokefree.gov/ ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Many options: There are some excellent nicotine replacement options including patches and gum, and some great oral medicines including Chantix and bupropion. The key things: 1) being ready to quit. 2) having support from your family, friends (who also may be smokers), and your physician. Talk to your doctor and see what options are right for you! ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

E-cigarrettes: Work well. At least, you are nitinhalomg the harmdul tar. Second option is chantix. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

Quit Smoking: Willingness to quit is the first step. Typically patients start with nicotine replacement (a patch plus a short-acting form such as the gum or lozenge). If that fails there are various medications that your PCP can prescribe. See CDC website for additional details: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/ ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Smoke: 1- go broke2. Visit patients with pulmonary cancer who were previous smokers. 3) watch old cigarette ads from 50-60s and find out fates of those smoking actors like marlboro man or picture johnny carson dying with his cancer. 4) find addictionologist who would provide best meds and answers as it is an addiction in most cases. The meds like Chantix not always safe, addictionologist understands situ. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

NRT;CBT: Both nicotine replacement therapy ; cognitive behavioral therapy. Nrts help with cravings. Cbt will focus on you changing your behavior and changing the way you think about smoking. Look into online resources for quit smoking ideas. Just know what worked for one, doesn't work for all. Get support through friends, family, a helpline (1-800-quit-now). ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

Social support: Social support helps--your doc or hospital may know of a group for you. Coffee/tea mugs, cigarettes, all give off a "i'm on a break message" to self and others. Give yourself permission to take a break/relax w/out that. Oral habit so mints, gum, etc. Can help. You can do it and your loved ones will be grateful. ...Read more

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How to quit Smoking?

How to quit Smoking?

Stop or Gradual Stop: A visit to one's doctor can help, especially if the doctor knows of successful smoking cessation methods, medications, and programs, all of which may help a tobacco user wanting to go cold turkey (stop all use at once). For users with good planning skills and willpower, they can cut out a portion of their use (such as 1/3 or 1/2) every couple of weeks or so, and eventually get to zero use. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking?

Meds/nicotine: Medications (chantix) and/or nicotine replacement can help you quit smoking but only if you are ready to stop smoking. The rate of quitting smoking with these methods range from 20-30%. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking ?

How to quit smoking ?

NRT;CBT: Both nicotine replacement therapy ; cognitive behavioral therapy. Nrts help with cravings. Cbt will focus on you changing your behavior and changing the way you think about smoking. Look into online resources for quit smoking ideas. Just know what worked for one, doesn't work for all. Get support through friends, family, a helpline (1-800-quit-now). ...Read more

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Tips on How to quit smoking.

Tips on How to quit smoking.

Really brave!: Smoking is highly addictive. highly dangerous for YOU!. Find something that soothes you that's OK for your body: Eat favorite ice cream; play ball; swim; Do special breathing (4 breaths in thru nose; 4 hold; then 8 breaths out through mouth)..Sing favorite melody ; Get endorphins flowing to brain by exercise; Watch old Marx Brothers movies and laugh; Help a person in need and rejoice! ...Read more

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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