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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 every 10 adult deaths.

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Dr. John A. Weeks answered:

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Great idea!

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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!
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Dr. Milton Mintz answered:

How stop smoking?

See your pcp

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he'll have programs available- also American lung society, or cancer society
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How to quit smoking?

Not easy but..

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...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?
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Dr. David H. Huang answered:

How to quit smoking?

Meds/nicotine

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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%.
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Dr. Michio Abe answered:

how to stop smoking?

Congratulations!

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Sounds to me like you want to stop smoking. I congratulate you for that. It's probably one of the best things you can do for your health as cigarette smoking is the number one preventable cause of morbidity and mortality, which is not only hurting yourself but also hurting your family, friends and society. The habit may not be easy to break. Nicotin patches and gums, Chantix and Zyban can help.
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How to quit smoking?

E-cigarrettes

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Work well. At least, you are nitinhalomg the harmdul tar. Second option is Chantix
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Dr. Leonard Lado answered:

How to stop smoking

Topamax

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Anthenelli et al 2008 showed Topiramate produced effects on smoking cessation. Male smokers had markedly greater quit rates than female smokers and men were roughly four times more likely to quit smoking when treated with topiramate as compared to placebo. Topiramate triple effects aiding smoking abstinence, attenuating nicotine withdrawal and preventing post-cessation weight gain. Its promising
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How to stop smoking?

Smoking Cessation

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Consider a smoking cessation clinic/ program. They offer medication options, education about stopping smoking and you will have automatic support. Auricular Acupuncture is also excellent for smoking cessation.
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Dr. Kristi Kohl answered:

how to quit smoking?

Attack all sides

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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
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Dr. Linda Kondilis answered:

How to quit smoking?

NRT&CBT

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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).
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