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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?

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?

Stop Tobacco: Using an addictive substance to quit the same substance is the definition of insane. Right? It is like the alcoholic who stops vodka by drinking wine. If you stop the tobacco your sores will heal. ...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 you advice using e-cigarate to quit smoking and what are the disadvantages ?

Do you advice using e-cigarate to quit smoking and what are the disadvantages ?

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 more

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How can you quit smoking without using the patch or gum?

How can you quit smoking without using the patch or gum?

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

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Did anyone successfully quit smoking using the drug champix?

Did anyone successfully quit smoking using the drug champix?

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

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I have tried using patches of nicotine but not helpful. Any medicine can help to quit smoking?

I have tried using patches of nicotine but not helpful. Any medicine can help to quit smoking?

Chantrix: Chantrix is an newer treatment approved by the fda for smoking cessation. It is related to the antidepressant wellbutrin (bupropion) so it has similar medication profile. Chantrix has been shown to be effective in aiding a person in quitting smoking. ...Read more

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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?

First step: Quiting is an important step. Understanding why & perseverance will follow. Although no chemical substances as in a cigarrette, vapor or other types can still cause some damage & risks. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Allergy to adhesive: You are sensitive to the adhesive. Clean the affected area and apply vitamin E/aloe cream to the area. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I quit smoking?

How do I quit smoking?

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 more

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How do u quit smoking?

Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more