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What Happens After You Quit Smoking Cigarettes
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
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
Thinking about quitting smoking. How can I quit smoking and stay quit if my husband chooses to continue to smoke?
Set boundaries: Congratulations. Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. While a challenge, millions have quit. The most important factor is a strong desire to stop. There are many techniques. See http://whyquit.com and http://www.shareguide.com/smoking.html If your husband smokes set STRICT boundaries; don't let him smoke in your presence; make him go outside to a place you can't smell it. ...Read more
I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again now every time i try to smoke weed i get anxiety when will it disappear?
In a few hours: Your anxiety from smoking marijuana should disappear within a few hours as the effects of the marijuana dissipate, but will likely come back every time you smoke it. While most find cannabis to be calming, many react with anxiety. Possibly the combination of tobacco & cannabis is causing this; in either event stop smoking cigarettes-it's the best thing you can do for your health. See my comment:. ...Read more
DO NOT VAPE: If you are pregnant you should not smoke OR vape. Even though ecigarettes contain less toxic compounds, they still contain compounds which will effect your pregnancy such as nicotine. While ecigarettes maybe safer than cigarettes in general -- NOT SO in pregnancy -- Don't do either when pregnant. ...Read more
Nicotine effects: Our body becomes used to nicotine and feels the loss when you quit. (Addiction) The physical w/drawal only lasts ~1 week - but the psychological habit can be very long lasting. There are mental/mood/energy issues and appetite/sleep changes. None are what most folk like. But they only last awhile unless we allow our psychological neediness to take over. Nicotine is an active/interactive substance. ...Read more
Many ways: Enroll in a formal smoking cessation program for emotional, physical group support. Consider nicotine replacement therapy (patches best, add gum/lozenge for acute craving) for about 3 months. Several prescription meds - Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix (varenicline) together with programs achieve a 40% quit rate. Wanting to is the chief necessary ingredient. Congrats on trying, and good luck!! ...Read more
Varies: Typically, two weeks before your nicotine addiction is assuaged. However, psychological addiction can take longer to conquer. People have "drug dreams" with nicotine for years after cessation. Don't give in to cravings when they happen. Be resolved to stop smoking. See: ask for support http://health.Nih.Gov/topic/smokingcessation/from the nih website on smoke cessation. ...Read more
Multiple helps: You can see your primary care doctor for help with this -- and s/he will be glad for you to stop this health risk! there are nicotine patches, gums, and medications to help you get through nicotine withdrawal. Hypnosis can also help in many people. Stopping cigarettes is challenging, but is definitely do-able. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has it occurred to: you to stop smoking? Nicotine can produce a lot of nausea, and if you have increased your smoking - either the number of cigarettes, or smoking higher nicotine cigarettes or inhaling more deeply or smoking down to the butt - you may be nicotine loading and getting nausea from it. Your body is giving you a message - listen to it! Get help with a smoking cessation program and quit. ...Read more
I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again had 1 anxiety attack but i can't smoke no more will the anxiety go away ?
Yes: The effects of smoking marijuana generally last just a few hours- the effects will wane hour by hour and within 6-8 hours you will likely be feeling no effect. However, it may feel like a much longer time if you are anxious. If your anxiety persists beyond this it is not directly caused by the marijuana. Taking magnesium glycinate or citrate & drinking tulsi tea should help calm you. See comment:. ...Read more
Yes!: The best results occur when you are highly motivated to quit and when you take part in a smoking cessation class (many hospitals provide these) with or without the aid of nicotine substitutes (like nicorette) or you can discuss some of the prescription meds to help quit smoking with your doctor (such as Chantix or wellbutrin). The most important thing is to continue trying! you can quit! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side affects if you smoke weed & cigarettes then take a break from smoking weed but start to smoke more cigarettes than weed ?
Not good: None are good options.Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 times higher than tobacco. 3 times more tar is inhaled. ...Read more
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