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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
Set a quit date!: Make sure you know why you are quitting, especially health consequences of yourself and everyone around you. Set a quit smoking date, start cutting back gradually, tell everyone you are quitting smoking on that date, and tell them why it’s important to quit smoking. Get everyone’s support. Consider joining a support group and talking to a doctor about medications to help you stop if necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypnosis: Hypnosis can be an extremely useful adjunct to anything else that you might try. The "mad russian" in brookline, massachusetts, used to perform miracles on people who had been smoking for years. A number of my patients who were not able to use talking therapy to cure their addiction found that hypnotherapy with him was extraordinarily effective. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes ! And then ...: You need to quit those too. Any effort to stop smoking is rewarding. If you can discuss with your doctor or attempt to call your state smoking cessation line for receiving free treatment with nicotine patches or lozenges. Trying medications like Zyban and Chantix is recommended if no other strategy is successful. Keep motivated: you have to try to stop seven times, to stop once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if i would like to quit smoking but the devil possesses me. I been smoking since age 10, regularly since age 16, ?
A Plan For You! : U've been smoking for 28 years, almost 75% of your life. This will b hard. But ppl do hard things & often feel gr8 satisfaction when they do. If u r ready 2 overcome this habit & dependence, consider finding a smoking cessation expert 2 help u tailor a plan that suits your needs -possibly a gradual plan, but for sure one that includes a sub-plan for anticipating & getting thru rough spots! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Millions have quit: Tobacco is highly addictive & quitting isn't easy, but millions have successfully quit so it is very do-able. Quitting is less difficult than dying young or getting emphysema! 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. Please see my comments:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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