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Doctor insights on: What Happens After You Quit Smoking Cigarettes

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When after you quit smoking cigarettes will it show up in blood or urine test?

When after you quit smoking cigarettes will it show up in blood or urine test?

Very Variable: If you quit smoking, your tissues can quickly recover from the damage especially if you have been eating foods with lots of antioxidants like red, orange, yellow fruits and same color plus green leafy vegetables...So the cancer cells may not develop at all unless you have a strong family history of cancer and your immunity has been severely compromised. ...Read more

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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What happens when you finally can quit smoking cigarettes?

What happens when you finally can quit smoking cigarettes?

Better health!: There is a very long list of benefits. There are 50 known cancer-causing chemicals, so those go away. Carbon monoxide and other ingredients that reduce blood flow go away. Your breath and smell and taste is better. Your lungs work better. Your ability to exercise improves. And more money in your pocket! you many have temporary symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, but those go away too. Go for it! ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Please describe a good way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Please describe a good way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cessation program: The most effective way to stop smoking is through a smoking cessation program that offers education, support & appropriate medications. Ear (auricular acupuncture) is very helpful for smoking cessation. ...Read more

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How difficult would it be for me to quit smoking cigarettes?

How difficult would it be for me to quit smoking cigarettes?

Difficulty quitting: If you are motivated and already feel the ill effects of tobacco (lung disease, emphysema, fatigue, shortness of breath), then it is often less difficult. Sometimes "quitting" is a lot easier if you are motivated by your goal to feel better, look better, and smell better, not to mention others around you (significant other, kids, coworkers, etc) feel better as well. ...Read more

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What is most effective to help me quit smoking cigarettes for good?

What is most effective to help me quit smoking cigarettes for good?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is the quickest and easiest way to quit smoking cigarettes out of all of the choices that are available?

What is the quickest and easiest way to quit smoking cigarettes out of all of the choices that are available?

Smoking cessation: I recommend chantix, start at least 2 weeks before the day you decide you want to quit smoking. Tell people you are quitting, and when. Change your routines. Get rid of everything that reminds you of smoking (lighters, ashtrays) make your home "nonsmoking" so if you do smoke it is as inconvenient as possible. Stay in the moment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes. Is there any reason why I have been craving chocolate more intensely?

I quit smoking cigarettes. Is there any reason why I have been craving chocolate more intensely?

Pretty common: Chocolate causes craving both because it has a chemical (theobromine) that is a cousin to caffeine and causes a true dependency, and effects on raising serotonin levels as well. Also, quitting is associated with increased appetite in general. Use carrot and celery sticks, drink more water, consider pharmacologic treatment for nicotine withdrawal if needed - patches, lozenges, gum, chantix. ...Read more

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If i've quit smoking cigarettes using nicontine replacment what methods, what can I use now to get off that ?

If i've quit smoking cigarettes using nicontine replacment what methods, what can I use now to get off that ?

Taper: The idea behind nicotine replacement is that it "might" help you to stop smoking which is a good thing in and of itself. You then have to slowly taper off the nicotine replacement products which is sometimes a slow process. A doctor might be able to help as some prescription drugs like Clonidine have been shown to help a variety of addictive processes. A challenge for sure. ...Read more

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17 years old been smoking for 1 year, want to quit smoking cigarettes. What can I do as an alternative without using the patch to fight cravings?

17 years old been smoking for 1 year, want to quit smoking cigarettes. What can I do as an alternative without using the patch to fight cravings?

Talk to ur doc abt : The many options available to assist with smoking cessation. Some include medication to assist with craving. Nicotine replacement gum, nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler, support groups, quit dates, motivational interviewing & more! Find the solution that works for you (doesn't have to be the patch) & go for it! Your whole body will thank u for it! ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes three weeks ago and I am concerned weight gain?

I quit smoking cigarettes three weeks ago and I am concerned weight gain?

Just don't smoke!: It's one of the biggest reasons why smokers go back to smoking: weight gain. It's because you are no longer getting nicotine-- an effective appetite suppressant and can mildly boost your metabolism. When they quit, people feel anxious and are used to having something in their mouth so they tend to eat more. Even so, smoking is so much worse for you than gaining a few pounds, it's not even close ! ...Read more

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Trying to quit smoking cigarettes so bought electronic cigs is that safe for me being diabetic?

Trying to quit smoking cigarettes so bought electronic cigs is that safe for me being diabetic?

As a transition, yes: Cigarettes have cadmium and nicotine which cause inflammation, stress, and cause cardiovascular disease and cancer diseases more common in diabetics. Electronic cigarettes hopefully have mainly nicotine but your own body and air pollution can contribute the cadmium, the best thing is take sufficient vit d because cadmium breaks it down and commit to stopping both. ...Read more

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My gf wants me to quit smoking cigarettes. What are some stop smoking products to help me stop smoking?

My gf wants me to quit smoking cigarettes. What are some stop smoking products to help me stop smoking?

List: Counselling to develop your committment; hypnotherapy, nicotine products; electronic cigarettes, essential oils in combination of lavender, peppermint and citrus www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes & am vaping. Is vaping safe & harmless or is the nicotine hazardous to my health?

I quit smoking cigarettes & am vaping. Is vaping safe & harmless or is the nicotine hazardous to my health?

E -cig vs cigarette: E-cig has fewer harmful chemicals than cigarettes - but taking in nicotine is still a health issue. ...Read more

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Do aa and na meetings make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes? A lot of my friends there smoke & oldtimers say not to quit too early.

Do aa and na meetings make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes? A lot of my friends there smoke & oldtimers say not to quit too early.

Addicts OK Addiction: As with most problems people do not want to address (vs. Only a few symptoms which cost them quality of life) people find many ways to justify ; continue addiction, not undermine or confront addictions they do not want to give up. The more you spend time around such people, the more they will promote you to join ; justify their choices ; behaviors. Your choices powerfully affect your outcomes. ...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