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Dr. James Dukelow
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Smoking And Youth (Overview)

Smoking is a leading public health issue, and many smokers began smoking at an early age, so there is great effort being put toward helping young people avoid tobacco.


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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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Dr. James Dukelow
2 doctors shared insights

Smoking And Youth (Overview)

Smoking is a leading public health issue, and many smokers began smoking at an early age, so there is great effort being put toward helping young people avoid tobacco.


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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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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Every child needs limits--a minimum number of clear rules agreed upon by adults is key. ...See 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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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

After swimming, get water out of your ears with 3-4 drops of common alcohol - the water will evaporate. ...See 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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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Turn off your cell phone in the exam room. As your doc, if you answer it, i'll walk out. ...See 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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