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How bad is Smoking ?

How bad is Smoking ?

Very dangerous.: There's nothing good about cigarette smoking. There are about 42 carcinogens in cigarettes,,along with various toxins. Cancer, heart disease, lung disease. Very bad habit to pick up. ...Read more

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Is smoking really bad?

Is smoking really bad?

Smoking is bad.: It causes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and lung cancer, besides possibility of mouth and esophageal cancer. It contributes to poor healing, foul odor, osteoporosis etc. ...Read more

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How do I quiet smoking?

How do I quiet smoking?

Ways to quit: Smoking is a very difficult habit and addiction to quit. Average number of tries is seven. Use a nicotine patch or puffer instead of cigarettes, but wean to using the patch or puffer exclusively, then wean the patch or puffers. Medications may be helpful as well, but some of these have side effects. Get support from friends and family and contact the american lung assoc. For a quitting packet. ...Read more

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Want to give up smoking?

Want to give up smoking?

Good idea: Set a stop date and find a support group..Ask your family doc about pharmacological assistance if necessary. This is a very good decision on your part. ...Read more

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How can I quite smoking?

How can I quite smoking?

Wean Gradually: Smoking is a very difficult habit to quit! Start with weaning your cigarettes down, when you have a craving substitute a 10 minute walk for the smoke. Set a quit date in the future, and try using social media to announce to your friends your quit date. If you have a significant component of anxiety ( many smokers do) then an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) may help. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I quite smoking?

How can I quite smoking?

Set a quit date and: Deal with it in many ways. Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers) are effective and safe, zyban (bupropion) is also effective but has side effects and needs a doctors prescription and monitoring. Chantix (varenicline) has had the best success (almost 40% quit rates) but can increase depression and some heart problems. Behavioral programs, & cold turkey work for some. ...Read more

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How dangerous is smoking?

How dangerous is smoking?

Very dangerous.: There's nothing good about cigarette smoking. There are about 42 carcinogens in cigarettes,,along with various toxins. Cancer, heart disease, lung disease. Very bad habit to pick up. ...Read more

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Does smoking lead to nec?

Does smoking lead to nec?

??: Smoking causes iugr. Iugr indirectly may be associated with GI issues. ...Read more

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How can I give up smoking?

How can I give up smoking?

Discuss c Pharmacy: There are patches, gums and electronic cigarrettes available. Ask the phatmacist if you require a prescription. Chatntix is probably the best in the market, but req prescription, very effctive but expensive and c possible side effcts. You need the motivation. Some pts do it cold turkey with success. Choose a significant date for you. Go to http://www.Cancer.Org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoq. ...Read more

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Smoking for 7years effects?

Smoking for 7years effects?

Let me help you: Please follow this link to find out. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/#overview. ...Read more

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