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Things To Help Quit Smoking
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Use patches, program: Some individuals succeed with cold-turkey stopping, and a few can taper themselves off tobacco, but such efforts lead to fewer than 5% succeeding. Use of nicotine patches increases quit rate to 15% or so, and adding nicotine lozenges for break-thru craving can increase that a bit. A formal smoking cessation program increases results 10%. Best results are with zyban (bupropion) and chantix, plus a program -40%. ...Read more
One step at a time: The person smoking or alcoholic is first going to have to be motivated themselves to quit. If that person is you that is great news as realizing the problem and then seeking the help needed is the first step. Get a small support group to encourage you then start looking for professional help such as: http://www.Lung.Org/stop-smoking/ or the anonymous programs like alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more
Determination and...: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many natural strategies to help such as acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html and http://www.Whyquit.Com/ also see my comments. Good luck! ...Read more
Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for it, and go for it. http://www.amazon.com/Thats-Quit-Quitting-Smoking-Forever/dp/0595290469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416278193&sr=8-1&keywords=giannone+i+quit ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social support: Social support helps--your doc or hospital may know of a group for you. Coffee/tea mugs, cigarettes, all give off a "i'm on a break message" to self and others. Give yourself permission to take a break/relax w/out that. Oral habit so mints, gum, etc. Can help. You can do it and your loved ones will be grateful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gf wants me to quit smoking cigarettes. What are some stop smoking products to help me stop smoking?
Zyban (bupropion): Zyban whic is actually rebranded wellbutrin, (bupropion) an atypical antidepressant has fda approval to help quit smoking. It does reduce seizure threshold and of course should only be prescribed in the context of a proper medical evalaution and review of other medications. Most people who quite smoking make multiple tries at it - so the rule is try, try, try again - never give up the effort. ...Read more
Thinking about quitting smoking. How can I quit smoking and stay quit if my husband chooses to continue to smoke?
Set boundaries: Congratulations. Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. While a challenge, millions have quit. The most important factor is a strong desire to stop. There are many techniques. See http://whyquit.com and http://www.shareguide.com/smoking.html If your husband smokes set STRICT boundaries; don't let him smoke in your presence; make him go outside to a place you can't smell it. ...Read more
See your DR and: Ask if these meds are suitable for u- bupropion( antidepressant) or varenicline/ zyban.U may try otc nicorette gums, lozenges, nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches etc. Best wishes! http://m.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/quit-smoking. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/herbs-to-help-stop-smoking.html. ...Read more
Many ways to stop: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking_2.Htm and www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways to stop: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking_2.Htm and www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comment. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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