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Dr. Emil Avanes
55 doctors shared insights

Smoking Cessation Programs (Overview)

Smoking cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop an addiction to smoking.


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Do you think insurance companies pay for smoking cessation programs?

Do you think insurance companies pay for smoking cessation programs?

Some do.: The best way to find out is to ask. Many insurance companies cover nicotine replacement patches and wellbutrin (bupropion) (an oral medication). Chantix (another pill) is not usually covered. 1-800-quit now is a free, personalized telephone support hotline for smoking cessation. And there is www.Quitnet.Com, which is also a good free resource. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Emil Avanes
55 doctors shared insights

Smoking Cessation Programs (Overview)

Smoking cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop an addiction to smoking.


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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Commit to quitting -- tell friends and family to stay accountable
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Pick a date to stop and write it down
Once
Explore quitting aids like the patch, gum, and prescription drugs
Once
Seek support -- quitting can be hard
Once
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What is the criteria for a good smoking cessation program?

What is the criteria for a good smoking cessation program?

See below: There are no objective criteria. So the answer is: one that meets your schedule and works for you. Hopefully, the provider uses all available treatments. ...Read more

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What are the essential elements of a smoking cessation program?

What are the essential elements of a smoking cessation program?

Support and support: Details like setting a quit date, preparing yourself and your living space, planning for the quit day, learning to deal with nicotine withdrawal symptoms, use of medications are all usually discussed in advance of quitting. Having the support of others who understand what you are going through, have suggestions for what can help, and just giving you encouragement is what such programs are about. ...Read more

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What is the most effective smoking cessation program?

What is the most effective smoking cessation program?

Do it all: There are a host of medications, and your physician will advise you. You cannot do it alone, so join a group of accepting people who are trying to do the same thing. And perhaps most helpful -- you want revenge on the rotten tobacco company ceo who caused your addiction in the first place. Just for once let your outrage guide you in doing the right thing. Good luck! ...Read more

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How many people often relapse into smoking after going through a smoking cessation program?

How many people often relapse into smoking after going through a smoking cessation program?

Depends: But long term success at smoking cessatoin under the most optimized clinical trial curcumstances is about 25%. This is why its best never to start. The tobacco companies know how hard it is for you to stop, and they have known for a long time. They have iontentianally designed their products to maximally addictive. ...Read more

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What's a good way to start a smoking cessation program in an outpatient clinic?

What's a good way to start a smoking cessation program in an outpatient clinic?

Smoking cessation: As a health care professional or a patient. As a patient have a determined attitude and listen to the directions. Take supportive meds if needed and be compliant. ...Read more

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Advice about smoking cessation products?

Advice about smoking cessation products?

Review all options: Great information on a variety of treatments is available at http://smokefree.gov/explore-quit-methods People have quit on their own, with various methods and treatments. Research shows that the best chances for quitting happen with combination of coaching and medications -- if you need them to help with cravings. Free coaching at 800-QUIT-NOW. Good luck!!!! ...Read more

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What do you recommend for smoking cessation?

What do you recommend for smoking cessation?

Lots of support: Qutiting tobacco is very difficult. There are alot of options out there to help you quit. Non prescription methods include the patch, gum, and nicotine lozenges. These are available over the counter and are very helpful for most. Other options that require a prescription include Chantix and zyban (bupropion). In any situation, good support is key. Try contacting your local tobacco quitline. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
1,095 doctors shared insights

Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more