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What is the best way to stop smoking?

What is the best way to stop smoking?

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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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 is the best way to stop smoking?

A tremendous desire: First you have to want to quit. Then go back to the first option! after that, set a date and do it. If you believe you will need help, there a good medicaitons to assist you. Gums, lozenges, patches, pills and adjuctive helps like hypnosis and counselling can help. But as in the beginning, you have to want to quit first. You can do it. It will be the best thing you have ever done for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop smoking..?My bf just started to stop.. But its caused him to eat and sleep more. What can he do?

What is the best way to stop smoking..?My bf just started to stop.. But its caused him to eat and sleep more. What can he do?

No single best way: There are many ways to stop smoking. Different things work for different people. I advise acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, vitamins, meditation & exercise but some drugs can help too. It's normal to feel bad the first few days. If eating more eat fruits & veggies! for more ideas see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html & my comment:. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop smoking marijauna i tried to stop cold turkey and ended up with major anxiety panic attacs?

What is the best way to stop smoking  marijauna i tried to stop cold turkey and ended up with major anxiety panic attacs?

See a Dr....: If you are uncovering panic attacks by not smoking marijuana, then you should go get treatment for your anxiety disorder. It sounds like you could have been self-medicating your severe anxiety all along. If you don't get appropriate help for your anxiety with the right kind of medication and cognitive behavior therapy, i doubt you'll be able to stop the pot. Go do it and good luck ! ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop smoking cigarettes? I'm using the vapor inhaler but i still want the cigs... :/ thanks!

What is the best way to stop smoking cigarettes? I'm using the vapor inhaler but i still want the cigs... :/ thanks!

BlockingNicotineBest: Since nicotine plays key role in maintaining the addition, blocking it best track record. Varenicline was developed for this; using it + motivation (i.e. Fear of real smoking consequences) along with constant support from others, has best track record; >50% success @ 1 yr. Don't be put off by the fear mongering; recruit friends to help monitor your responses, start very low dose ; slowly increase. ...Read more

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I have try many way to stop smoking...what the best another way to stop smoking? I want to healthcare my lung.. But I can't try stop being smoker's...

I have try many way to stop smoking...what the best another way to stop smoking? I want to healthcare my lung.. But I can't try stop being smoker's...

Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best way for me to stop smoking?

What is the best way for me to stop smoking?

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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Is going cold turkey the best way to stop smoking?

Is going cold turkey the best way to stop smoking?

It works.: 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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Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more