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Can acupuncture help stop smoking?

Can acupuncture help stop smoking?

Drug Court Protocols: The first drug court in Miami did a research study which mandated specific protocols of all drug related offenders. The protocol involved specific chiropractic, amino acids, and auriculotherapy. Recidivism rates dropped from 75% to 3%, which helped Janet Reno boost her career. Amino acids help with neurotransmitters and cravings. Acupuncture may also be beneficial. One study shows effectiveness ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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Do nicotine patches help you stop dipping snuff?

Do nicotine patches help you stop dipping snuff?

Desire to quit: Is key; nicotine is the highly addictve product, it should help. It took me 5 times to quit smokes 30 years ago without an aid, cold turkey method, but as twain quipped: "it's easy to quit, i've done it 100 times." the patch is a bridge and a crutch, not a cure. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking cigarettes?

How can I stop smoking cigarettes?

Many ways: Enroll in a formal smoking cessation program for emotional, physical group support. Consider nicotine replacement therapy (patches best, add gum/lozenge for acute craving) for about 3 months. Several prescription meds - Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix (varenicline) together with programs achieve a 40% quit rate. Wanting to is the chief necessary ingredient. Congrats on trying, and good luck!! ...Read more

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Can accupuncture fore smoking cessation really work?

Can accupuncture fore smoking cessation really work?

Yes: Oh my gosh- it is very beneficial for cutting out cravings to smoke. There is an auricular (ear) p rotocol specific for smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Stopping smoking. I've tried numerous times to quit smoking using patches, inhalers, electronic ciggerettes and also cold turkey several times?

Stopping smoking. I've tried numerous times to quit smoking using patches, inhalers, electronic ciggerettes and also cold turkey several times?

Talk to doc for meds: Smoking cessation can be difficult but it can be done. I would advise you speak with your general practitioner and ask him/her about smoking cessation medications like bupropion or varenicline. Both of these medications are available in the UK, Europe, Canada, and the US. They can work in conjunction with the nicotine replacement methods of patches and gums. ...Read more

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Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

YES -- ABSOLUTELY: To quit smoking via VAPING you start by using whatever vaping liquid gets you to quit smoking completely, then, over time, switch away from tobacco flavored liquids to non-tobacco flavored liquids (very few experienced vapors use tobacco flavors) then switch to FLAVORLESS liquids (FLAVOR=RISK) containing only Glycerin and nicotine, and then taper-down the nicotine. Vaping glycerin only is safe. ...Read more

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Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Cigarettes but: It is not clear if e-cigarette's help you quit tobacco product dependence, or if they are even healthier for you than traditional ones (it is likely but not established fact). Patches, pills (chantix, wellbutrin), and classes have an established track record for helping smokers quit, with a success rate of up to 50% at 1 one year for combined patch/pill/class regimens. ...Read more

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Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Not Believed to Be: Nicotine is not considered an express carcinogen despite its addictive potential in association with known carcinogens (ie, tobacco). ...Read more

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Can smoking weed stop you from gaining weight?

Can smoking weed stop you from gaining weight?

Weed & weight: Marijuana increases your metabolism and may help you lose weight if you are otherwise eating healthy and exercising regularly. But it also stimulates appetite and you may feel like eating more. So if you cannot control the munchies and eat a lot of junk foods without exercising, you will gain a lot of weight. ...Read more

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Is nicotine chewing gum effective when trying to quit smoking?

Yes: Part of the smoking habit is chemical addiction of nicotine. By breaking this into two parts while maintaining the nicotine levels, you chances of breaking the smoking habit dramatically increases. ...Read more

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How can I stop an addiction smoking cigarettes?

How can I stop an addiction smoking cigarettes?

Multiple helps: You can see your primary care doctor for help with this -- and s/he will be glad for you to stop this health risk! there are nicotine patches, gums, and medications to help you get through nicotine withdrawal. Hypnosis can also help in many people. Stopping cigarettes is challenging, but is definitely do-able. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed help anxiety?

Does smoking weed help anxiety?

Yes and no: Psychotic anxiety: absolutely not ptsd anxiety: possibly gad anxiety: possibly social anxiety: worsens it depersonalization/derealization anxiety: worsens it ocd anxiety: of no help. ...Read more

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Does accupuncture really help you quit smoking?

Yes: Just remember that acupuncture isn't magic. Majority of people can benefit from acupuncture. Just like traditional western medicine some individuals cannot be completely treated with the acupuncture. ...Read more

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How stop smoking?

How stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Is there natural methods to stop smoking cigarettes?

Is there natural methods to stop smoking cigarettes?

Yes: Auricular (ear) acupuncture using asp (semi-permanent) needles which remain in place for up to 7 days at a time if really quite effect at removing cravings. Take care ; good luck. ...Read more

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I am determined to quit using smokeless tobacco, however using nicotine to quit isnt working, any suggestions?

Keep trying: Did nicotine medications work at all? For a day? A week? If not, consider combining medications such as nicotine patch plus gum or lozenge, or get a prescription such as bupropion if you can use this, plus get some nag-free coaching at 1-800-quit now. Free advice from treatment specialists will help you zero in on your stress points throughout the day. Keep trying - go for longer smoke-free time.. ...Read more

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Will nicotine gum help you stop dipping snuff?

Will nicotine gum help you stop dipping snuff?

Snuff: Snuff or smokeless tobacco, is placed between lower lips and the gum. Using nicotine gum is worth a try, although you cannot use both. One suggestion is to chew the gum until soft, then place it under the lip where you used to place the snuff. Good luck. ...Read more

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Trying to stop smoking?

Trying to stop smoking?

Go for it!: It can be done. Get all of the support you can. But it is you who will ultimately make the difference. Live long and prosper. ...Read more

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Does ginger beer help quit smoking?

Does ginger beer help quit smoking?

Ginger Tea: Ginger is used in some herbal smoking cessation products because it helps to prevent/ stop nausea. Ginger Beer - although historically a fermented alcoholic drink – ginger beer is usually sold as a soft drink in this day & age. However, some brands do still contain alcohol. Would avoid drinking alcohol to beat another addiction. Consider ginger tea or crstalized ginger. ...Read more

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Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Get support: You've started by asking here for help. There's no one way to quit drinking or smoking. Find what works best for you. That said, support makes a huge difference. Tell your doctor your goals. Ask about smoking cessation. Go to http://www.aa.org/ to see if AA is the next step for you. Lots of support there. Stay positive and go at your own pace. It's not how fast you go, it's staying the course. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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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