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Things To Help Quit Smoking
What other things can I do while on the patch to help quit smoking or help prevent from smoking when I have the urge?
Get outside help: The american lung association has a help line to facilitate quitting tobacco use. Go to their web site and click on the link. There you will find help lines, clinics etc etc and they can advise you on the proper approach. Don't give up. ...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
Not way.: The djarum cigarette has tobacco and spices. How do you quit tobacco use by using tobacco? These are not a replacement, they are just another form of tobacco, like smokeless/spit, cigars, cigarillos and loose tobacco in a hookah. Don't be fooled. Use tested, best treatments to stop: coaching 1-800-quit now and fda-approved medications. ...Read more
Turmeric: Congrats on wanting to stop smoking! turmeric's anti-inflammatory activity can help a lot of things, including osteoarthritis and dyspepsia. Some are looking at it in the context of alzheimer's disease, but evidence isn't clear for that yet. I've never heard of turmeric being used to help quit smoking . . . Seeing your physician for nicotine patches, etc might be more effective. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking cessation: More people quit cold turkey than any other way. There are non-medication and medication methods to quit smoking. For a non-medication based, free treatment try the following website: http://www.breathefree2.com Medications to help quit include bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Chantix). Speak to your doctor if you would like a prescription for the medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking cessation i've heard that wellbutrin is used to help one quit smoking. How long is one generally on the medication?
Bupropion : Bupropion (wellbutrin ) was developed and initially introduced in the United States as an antidepressant but was subsequently noted to reduce the desire to smoke cigarettes and shown in clinical trials to be effective in smoking cessation.It works best along with intensive behavioral support. Approximately 1 week of treatment is required to achieve steady-state blood levels of bupropion and treatment is typically continued for anywhere between 8 - 12 weeks. If you have not made significant progress towards abstinence by the seventh or eighth week of therapy , treatment should probably be discontinued. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might for u, try it!: Whatever works for you is what works. Usually support and substitution are the best combination. Join a support group of other aspiring non-smokers and find activities that you can substitute (carrot sticks, deep breathing, meditation, running around the block, etc.). Cravings generally last only about 2-5 mins. If u distract yrself w something else for that long it will pass. Do that each time. ...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
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
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