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Congratulations: Smoking cessation is the best first step! now you can rejuvenate the skin with a facial, peel, microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatment to exfoliate the dried outer layer and encourage fresh new skin growth. Make sure to include a moisturizer, sun protection (spf 30 or more) and avoid both first and second hand smoke. Work with an aesthetician to develop a good skin care plan! good luck. ...Read more
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
I have been smoking since 16, about 5 cigs a day. I am 22 and quit. Will the effect of cigs affect me later in life? Or will it erase all the damage:(
Nicotine Dependence: I commend you for quitting smoking. Feel Good about making Big Decision of your Life! Go to a National Park and take deep breaths to feel the Wonder of 3 million air sacs working to send Oxygen to the heart due to which you are alive. Speak out: “I do not want Bronchitis, Emphysema or Lung cancer” “I do not want risk of heart disease, high Blood pressure or Stroke” See Physician for follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various Options: There are a number of options for quitting that you should speak with your family physician about. A lot of people try quitting cold turkey, which is extremely difficult. There are some pharmacologic treatments, including buproprion and chantix, as well as nicotine gum. It's important to remember that slipping back into the habit is common and can be overcome with social and medical support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a smoker thats in the quitting process. But from past smoking it caused skin palness. How can i change this illness?
No: To stop smoking, consider: #1. Nicotine anonymous #2 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #1. ...Read more
Find healthy outlets: There are lots of ways to calm down, usually when you are addicted to a substance such as nicotine it seem like the only solution. People without addictions need to calm down also, they may call a friend, go for a walk, meditate, etc. See a doctor for possible use of meds to help with cravings, then find "healthy" habits to help you calm down, it can be done! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the effects of quiting smoking as i want to quit and prepare my self? Also, how long do these effects last?
I have been smoking for last 2 years i decided to quit 2 days ago and i have not smoked yet . How can i know about the damage caused and remedies?
Right track: Stopping smoking was the most important thing you could do. To be honest you could undergo lung function testing to get a sense of how smoking may have changed your lung mechanics, but unless you are having symptoms there probably isn't anything more that you need to do. Just stay away from the cigarettes as best as possible, and avoid second hand smoke too. Don't forget to exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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