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Need help to stop smoking cannabis. Advice please?

Need help to stop smoking cannabis. Advice please?

Seek Expert Help: It is worth it to get an evaluation at an outpatient addiction clinic so they can give you the tools you will need for a clean & sober lifestyle. The process will very likely give you insights about the way you usually function & may be helpful in other ways going forward. Remember also to be persistent. Every subsequent attempt at quitting has a greater chance of success. ...Read more

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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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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Please convince me to stop smoking cigarettes.

Please convince me to stop smoking cigarettes.

Loaded question.: The best predictor of your success in quitting would be a true desire and motivation to quit. If you need convincing, then quitting might not be on the horizon for you yet. ...Read more

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Is nicotine dangerous? I want to quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine until i don't need them.

Is nicotine dangerous?  I want to quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine until i don't need them.

Ecigs not a solution: E-cigarettes do not appear to be effective in helping people quit smoking. In addition, they may have their own problems. Apparently some of the chemicals in them may be as harmful as (if not more so than) the chemicals in regular cigarettes. Craving for nicotine lasts 3-5 mins. Dstract yrself each time (deep breathing, carrot sticks, etc) for the 1st few days of not smoking you will be detoxed. ...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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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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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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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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My gf wants me to quit smoking cigarettes. What are some stop smoking products to help me stop smoking?

My gf wants me to quit smoking cigarettes. What are some stop smoking products to help me stop smoking?

List: Counselling to develop your committment; hypnotherapy, nicotine products; electronic cigarettes, essential oils in combination of lavender, peppermint and citrus www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to smokeless tobacco. How do I stop this addiction?

I'm addicted to smokeless tobacco. How do I stop this addiction?

Use best treatments: Stopping is one of the best things to do for your health! make sure to get the best treatments: coaching, free at 800-quit-now they won't nag you, will help with a plan and get you though cravings. Medications help with craving and nicotine withdrawal. Depending where you live and your insurance- you may be able to get them low cost or free. Go a day, then a week, then a month! ...Read more

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I want to quit smoking.Pls suggest suitable measures apart from nicotine chewing gums...

I want to quit smoking.Pls suggest suitable measures apart from nicotine chewing gums...

Chantix: Have you tried Chantix patch along with some counseling about stopping smoking and ways to distract yourself from requiring to smoke. ...Read more

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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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Is I stop using chewing tobacco, will I undergo a similar withdrawl to quitting cigarettes?

Nicotine dependence: Yes, using spit tobacco produces a nicotine dependence just like smoking. You can also become dependent o nicotine patches one gum but won't have the exposure to all the harmful chemicals in tobacco. ...Read more

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I want to quit smoking cannabis.. Help please?

I want to quit smoking cannabis.. Help please?

You can do it: Wanting to stop is the first step, so you're already on your way to success. Some of it is common sense, like not having it in your home, maybe avoid friends who smoke pot for awhile. Treatments include behavior coaching, where you build your skills to avoid craving, and coping to keep your stress down. Consider going to a narcotics anonymous meeting, getting sleep, exercise and healthy food. ...Read more

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Before surgery when should you stop smoking marijuana?

Before surgery when should you stop smoking marijuana?

At least 8 weeks : before surgery. THC stays in body fat a long time, so it depends on your size, BMI, dose & duration. Tell your anaesthesiologist. Drug sensitivity or interactions can occur. Inhalant Marijuana causes respiratory problems. Swelling of the uvula that " dangles" from the soft palate ^es risk of post-op airway obstruction. ^ed Carbon Monoxide decreases blood oxygen & impedes post-op healing. ...Read more

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Dear docs.... Please advice on the e cigarette.. Is it okay to reduce tobacco smoking... Any bad effect on e cigar smoking...

Dear docs.... Please advice on the e cigarette.. Is it okay to reduce tobacco smoking... Any bad effect on e cigar smoking...

Tobacco's the probl.: Tobaccos the problem! if using nicotine helps you not smoke tobacco go for it. Some highly dependent smokers actually live longer if they use nicotine substitutes long term. ...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