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What Is The Most Effective Way To Quit Smoking
Any: It takes you body4 days to withdraw from nicotine. The rest is the psychological part. You need to understand why you like to smoke and work on that part or stoping won't be permanent. There are many pharmacological agents, e cigarette and you can google for support and hot lines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very effective: Although the studies on smoking of hypnosis and other treatments show about 20% success, my personal experience is much better than that. Remember, not all hypnosis is the same. Hypnosis is just a tool and how you use it is crucial. A suggestion under hypnosis is much more powerful than one without hypnosis but the exact approach has to be tailored for each individual patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Among all the different treatments available to quit smoking, what is generally considered to be the best, most effective way to quit for good?
NRT;CBT: Both nicotine replacement therapy ; cognitive behavioral therapy. Nrts help with cravings. Cbt will focus on you changing your behavior and changing the way you think about smoking. Look into online resources for quit smoking ideas. Just know what worked for one, doesn't work for all. Get support through friends, family, a helpline (1-800-quit-now). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A cessation program: In very large part, such programs offer exactly what you are asking for, as well as having support from fellow "sufferers" of nicotine withdrawal. I also strongly recommend that drug treatment be used, particularly if people have had prior unsuccessful "cold turkey" attempts. Nicotine replacement with patches, lozenges etc are 1st, bupropion (zyban etc) 2nd and Chantix 34rd in my recommendations. ...Read more
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
Cessation is great: Nicotrol (nicotine patch) can be effective in smoking cessation as will the gum, patches, etc.You must want to quit as well. Don't think the nicotine substitute (any form) will do it all. You must meet half way. Go on line for all the smoking cessation sites. I'm sure one will be helpful. ...Read more
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