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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?

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?

How do u quit smoking?

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

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How can I quit smoking?

How can I quit smoking?

Support: Get support: call 1-800- quitnow or check out www.Smokefree.Gov think about your triggers. Plan to do something else besides smoking. Consider nicotine substitute: gum, lozenge, patch, inhaler. Congrats on making healthy changes! ...Read more

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Can women quit smoking?

Can women quit smoking?

Yes!: Check out http://www.Becomeanex.Org/ for some very practical tips to help you understand how to quit smoking for good. I wish you success in achieving a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle! ...Read more

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I need to quit smoking?

I need to quit smoking?

Yes: All smokers need to quit smoking. However, the nicotine is extremely addictive, which is why the tobacco industry is able to keep selling so much of their products. One can work with his primary care doctor on quitting. There are ways the doctor can help. ...Read more

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How can I quit smoking?

How can I quit smoking?

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 more

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How can I quit smoking?

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 more

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How can i quit smoking?

How can i quit smoking?

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

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Tips to quit smoking ?

Tips to quit smoking
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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 more

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How do I quit smoking?

How do I quit smoking?

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

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How Can I quit smoking?

How Can I quit smoking?

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

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How do I quit smoking ?

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

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