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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?

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 cigarettes?

What is the best way to stop smoking cigarettes?

Multiple ways: 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 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?

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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If you want to stop smoking pot, what is the best way to stop?

If you want to stop smoking pot, what is the best way to stop?

Probably just stop.: There are many ways to do this and to fail at doing this, but the most common way people seem to quit is to just stop on your own. Apparently, up to three-quarters of ex-smokers of any substance report having quit without assistance ("cold turkey" or cut down then quit), and cessation without professional support or medication may be the most common method used by ex-smokers. ...Read more

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If you want to stop smoking ganja, what is the best way?

If you want to stop smoking ganja, what is the best way?

Meditation, herbs &: People can become emotionally dependent on marijuana and often use it to calm anxiety. Finding other ways to calm yourself can help. I advise regular meditation, exercise, magnesium, b vitamins, herbs like tulsi (holy basil) & ashwagandha & Amino Acids 5-htp and l-theanine. Emotional freedom technique can help too- see eftuniverse.Com. Some find help with support groups like marijuana anonymous. ...Read more

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I want to stop smoking like to know the best way?

I want to stop smoking like to know the best way?

Here are some ideas:: 1. Allen Carr's Stop Smoking book - find it on Amazon. 2. Consider medications: like nicotine gum or patches available without prescription. 3. Talk to your doctor about prescription meds to help you (bupropion or Chantix). 4. Bribe yourself by setting up an award system with the money you save on cigarettes. 5. Don't give up. Sometimes it takes a few tries - worth it! LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get my underage brother to stop smoking?

What would be the best way to get my underage brother to stop smoking?

Trick question. Now.: the answer is to get him to stop as soon as possible. Every cigarette adds a little bit to the long term health consequences. I think the numbers show that every cigarette smoked reduces your life expectancy by seven minutes. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get my girlfriend to stop smoking weed?

What would be the best way to get my girlfriend to stop smoking weed?

U cant make her want: To stop & u cannot make her want to smoke either. If what u are asking is how to motivate her, the resistance common among addicts is formidable. Couples therapy can feel threatening & blaming to her. Best bet is to change yourself - attend al-anon or codependents anonymous. U will learn what u can do to stop enabling her continuing on as she has been, while @ same time feeling better about you. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get my mom to stop smoking?

What would be the best way to get my mom to stop smoking?

Quit contract.: Smokers are very good at fooling themselves into smoking again. With a quit contract, the smoker has to answer to you, or to a group of friends, or to a group of people who are also trying to quit. Answering to others for one's indiscretions is difficult, and can help the quitter in his/her attempt. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to stop smoking cigarettes and drinking cokes?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to stop smoking cigarettes and drinking cokes?

Stop Smoking Options: Auricular (ear) acupuncture ; hypnosis have no significant side effects ; can work well. Nicotine replacement options: nasal spray, patch, inhaler, gum ; lozenges. Smoking cessation programs offer support, meds. Monitoring ; education. Electronic cigarettes may or may not prove helpful. Prescription meds: zyban (wellbutrin) ; Chantix (bupropion).Check potential psychiatric side effects w chantix. ...Read more

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What's the best stop smoking program?

What's the best stop smoking program?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most effective method. 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