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Using Dip To Quit Smoking
I've been using dip tobacco for the past week and a half so i could quit smoking. I see cuts on my cheeks gums..Just wondering if it will heal?
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
Yes ! And then ...: You need to quit those too. Any effort to stop smoking is rewarding. If you can discuss with your doctor or attempt to call your state smoking cessation line for receiving free treatment with nicotine patches or lozenges. Trying medications like Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix is recommended if no other strategy is successful. Keep motivated: you have to try to stop seven times, to stop once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pills and mindwork: Several medications can help; your physician knows these. You've proved your clever by finding healthtap -- watch your mind for what makes you crave a cig, and resolve not to let it play tricks on you. And especially, direct your anger against the rotten tobacco company ceo's who tricked you into becoming addicted in the first place. Resolve you won't make them rich, and let quitting be revenge. ...Read more
Yes. Many people do: Many people quit smoking when prescribed chantix. However, they must be warned the possibility of developing depression and suicidal thinking while taking chantix, especially if they have a history of depression or any other psychiatric illness. I have found it quite useful in my practice but i make it very clear to my patients they have to stop that if they develop any worsening of their mood or any suicidal thinking. ...Read more
I quit smoking 3 days ago while using a vapor cig, are they safe? Obviously safer then smoking cigs but curious.
I quit smoking 7 days ago. I am using a vapor cigarette. I am doing very well. This was recommended to me. Your views on this?
Using patches to quit smoking. Took patch off and It left a red square where the patch was. Very red and hasn't went away. 2 days now. Normal?
Hypnosis: Hypnosis can be an extremely useful adjunct to anything else that you might try. The "mad russian" in brookline, massachusetts, used to perform miracles on people who had been smoking for years. A number of my patients who were not able to use talking therapy to cure their addiction found that hypnotherapy with him was extraordinarily effective. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Determination and...: 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.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comments. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can quit smoking: First is you can quit smoking . The time-honored way is to set a day and make a contract with yourself and quit. Make it through the first day these are the most likely to quit it's the old thought of one day at a time. There are stepwise approaches including electronic cigarettes patches ; gum and a new drug called Chantix which works in some people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is no one way: Many people can manage "cold turkey," but overall success rate is low. Use of nicotine replacements (patches, gum, lozenges) is probably the most widely used. Smoking cessation programs improve your chance of success and can be found through the American Cancer Society, Lung Assn and Heart Assn. Prescription meds - Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Chantix (varenicline) significantly increase success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't buy cigarettes: Think of your lungs turning black with every puff kinda like the inside of a chimney, think of all the money you can save, think of an ash tray filled up and then kissing that.....Think of bad circulation, breathing problems. Do you still feel like smoking? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no one way: Many people can manage "cold turkey," but overall success rate is low. Use of nicotine replacements (patches, gum, lozenges) is probably the most widely used. Smoking cessation programs improve your chance of success and can be found through the American Cancer Society, Lung Assn and Heart Assn. Prescription meds - Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Chantix (varenicline) significantly increase success. ...Read more
Stop or Gradual Stop: A visit to one's doctor can help, especially if the doctor knows of successful smoking cessation methods, medications, and programs, all of which may help a tobacco user wanting to go cold turkey (stop all use at once). For users with good planning skills and willpower, they can cut out a portion of their use (such as 1/3 or 1/2) every couple of weeks or so, and eventually get to zero use. ...Read more
Smoking: There are many ways to quit smoking. First of all, you have to want to quit. There are pills such as Chantix or bupropion, patches, gums, lozenges, inhalers and electronic cigarettes. The best way is to just not buy cigarettes, and don't make excuses for smoking, but rather find reasons not to smoke. ...Read more
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