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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

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