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When is the best time to quit smoking?

When is the best time to quit smoking?

Anytime: Per research, you should quit smoking as soon as you can, whenever you can.. And you can prevent further decline in lung functions, even though you will not get your normal lungs back. ...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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How do you quit smoking after a long time?

How do you quit smoking after a long time?

Whatever works 4 you: There are many short and long term benefits from quitting smoking. In addition to nicotine substitutes and certain medications, changing your habit patterns around triggers to smoke can be challenging. Getting support from friends, family, co-workers and community resources are all helpful. Understanding why you smoke can help you find better choices to redirect those urges. Good luck! ...Read more

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I quit smoking since 25 days some time I get temptation what should I do to avoid?

I quit smoking since 25 days some time I get temptation what should I do to avoid?

Smoking: One day at a time. You are in a very good position. You know you have done it for 25 days. One more day and then one more. Candy, gum ECT might help. ...Read more

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If we plan to have a baby, how long should we quit smoking ahead of time?

If we plan to have a baby, how long should we quit smoking ahead of time?

ASAP: Cold turkey asap. The facts on smoking are well known. Why do you want to comit slow suicide? There is evidence that even paternal smoking can affect the outcome although it is obviously not predictable. ...Read more

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How do you quit smoking if you smoke all the time and thats what your boss does on work breaks too?

Self help/group tx.: This is hard to do since your boss smokes too, but depending on your schedule, if you don't have to be around your boss on every break, take it elsewhere. Also the rest of your day you can try to quit. If there is still trouble self-help groups, like nicotine anonymous and stomp it out may help. ...Read more

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I want to quit smoking. Thinking about doing chantex. This will be my 3rd time trying it. Will it still work the same?

I want to quit smoking. Thinking about doing chantex. This will be my 3rd time trying it. Will it still work the same?

Yes, however...: This reminds me of the old joke "Quiting smoking is easy. I've done it dozens of times." If Chantix helped you to quit before it should work just as well this time. What seems lacking is your determination to not start smoking again. I hope you can find the willpower to remain a non-smoker this time. See http://whyquit.com/ & http://www.shareguide.com/smoking.html for more support. Good luck! ...Read more

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I would like to pass a drug test in 2 weeks time and i quit smoking weed, what can I do to pass?

I would like to pass a drug test in 2 weeks time and i quit smoking weed, what can I do to pass?

You can not: Flush your system of cannabis. Attempts to do so will be picked up by the test which is quite sophisticated. ...Read more

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I quit smoking six months ago but my hyperpigmentation hasn't fade.How much time does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade ?

I quit smoking six months ago but my hyperpigmentation hasn't fade.How much time does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade ?

Usually a few months: But it is highly variable. There are other causes of hyperpigmentation, and something else may be going on. If it has not even lightened a bit, i would suggest seeing a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Congrats on quitting smoking - the benefits are way more than just cosmetic! stay quit! ...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