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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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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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Can you recover from smoking?

Can you recover from smoking?

One can quit smoking: A person can recover from a smoking addiction. It takes a strong commitment, a healthy attitude towards life, support from friends and family (staying away from others who are smoking), and close follow-up with one's primary care doctor (who can help with temporary medications and nicotine patches, if needed). ...Read more

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Does smoking affect my height?

Does smoking affect my height?

No effect on height: Smoking does not affect one's height. Studies have found that smokers on average tend to be a slightly thinner than non-smokers, but there is no difference in height. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect your vision?

Can smoking affect your vision?

Smoking: Check out smokefree.Gov for more resources online. ...Read more

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How can I stop missing smoking?

Have a back up plan: The physical addiction to nicotine can be addressed with nicotine replacement (patches, gum, etc.) however, often times the psychological addiction is more difficult to deal with. I advise my patients to have a "back up plan" when they get the cravings. This includes using chewing gum, exercising, going for a walk, calling supportive friends, or meditating about an ideal vacation spot. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect your weight?

Can smoking affect your weight?

Yes: Nicotine is an appetite suppressant, and this has been one of the reasons that women increasingly have taken up smoking. Smoking cessation may result in modest weight gain, which sometimes deters people from trying to quit. Weight gain is usually modest (5-10 lbs) and there are techniques to limit or stop this from happening. If you smoke, strongly consider quitting. Help is available. ...Read more

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How do I quell smoking cravings?

How do I quell smoking cravings?

It's difficult: There are medications that help some. You can learn to watch your mind and say to yourself that you're not going to give in to that particular trigger. Most helpful is reflecting that you've been enslaved by a jackass tobacco company ceo and that you are not going to give them the satisfaction of ruining the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect singing?

How does smoking affect singing?

Smoking & voice: Smokers will eventually develop a rather gruff, deep voice. Also, smokers can get vocal cord polyps which disrupt vocal cord functionality. Bad for singers - could end a budding career very quickly. ...Read more

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What does smoking do to people?

What  does smoking do to people?

Teen smoking: Susceptibility to respiratory tract infection, precursor to other habits, bad smell, compromising immune system, all but a few of the many negative effects of nicotine. ...Read more