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What Will Happen If I Quit Smoking
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
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
How do I stop my boyfriend from smoking cigarettes. Even though hez not a chain smoker. I want him to stop smoking .
That is his decision: You can protect yourself by setting limits such as not allowing him to smoke in your presence. You can discuss your concerns with him about the effect of second hand exposure on your health and the effects of smoking on his health. Ultimately, no matter how much you care and want him to make healthy choices - it is his decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if i would like to quit smoking cigs so bad! i'm 21 now and the urge. How did you quit smoking?
Chatix vs NRT: Currently Chantix combined with non pharmocotherapy - counseling it the best way to quit. This requires a perscription. Otherwise over the counter NRT- nicotine replacement therapy can be effective- such as the gum and patches. When quiting there is the physical addition which the above help with. The main issue is the psychological addition, i.e. why one smokes. This can be harder to address. ...Read more
Yes: COPD is caused by the accumulated damage created by exposure of the lungs to the toxins in cigarette smoke. If smoking is stopped, no new damage occurs and some old damage can heal. However, just like with the skin, sometimes scarring is left behind which can leave permanent changes. Damage that is not yet "scarred" can often heal. The sooner the smoking stops, the better. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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
Slowly: Congrats for quitting smoking, it can be hard work! Using nicotine replacement - gum, patch - can be helpful. How long has it been? If a few weeks or months, make sure you can control smoking urges before you reduce the gum. When you're confident about getting through the day, reduce gu slowly - a few pieces each week. Alternate with regular gum. Be patient - it's not harmful like cigarettes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for it, and go for it. http://www.amazon.com/Thats-Quit-Quitting-Smoking-Forever/dp/0595290469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416278193&sr=8-1&keywords=giannone+i+quit ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do if my friend wanted to stop smoking.What should he do besides calling the quit smoking hotline?
Poision: I wanna wheeze more.************************ i wanna cough more.***************************** i wanna be short of breath.********************* i wanna have worse asthma.****************** i wanna pay high emergency room bills******* i wanna die from pulmonary cancer. *********** i wanna die young ! ...Read more
If my boyfriend were to stop smoking cigarettes, weed, cigars, anything like that, how long would we have to wait to start trying to conceive?
3 to 6 months: Marijuana and its' active chemical THC hangs around in the body and can be tested for via the human hair for past use. THC has been known to cause genetic changes in any pregnancy. The REAL question should be is this "gentleman" potentially good father material given his propensity for unhealthy behaviors. ...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
What can I do to stop smoking I will stop then I will crave if again and I don't why I smoke what can I do.?
Stop smoking: Nicotine addiction is a tough problem. First be aware of health consequences of yourself and everyone around you. Set a quit smoking date, start cutting back gradually, tell everyone you are quitting smoking on that date, and tell them why it’s important to quit smoking. Get everyone’s support. Consider joining a support group and talking to a doctor about medications to help you stop if necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quit lines: Each state has a "quit line" to help smokers quit. You may try the link given below to get the process started. It is good that you want to quit smoking. It is the best thing you can do for your health. Wish you the best. https://smokefree.gov/talk-to-an-expert For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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