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I am smoking from last 4 years if i quit smoking by now can my body recover the damage caused by it?

I am smoking from last 4 years if i quit smoking by now can my body recover the damage caused by it?

Probably: Four years of cigarette smoking typically isn't going to cause a lot of damage to your lungs or anyone else's. The problem is that four can quickly become 40 and then you'll really be sick. Stop smoking now while your lungs are still healthy. Get help from your doctor your friends or family if you need to. ...Read more

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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I smoke 6 to 10 cigarette per day from past 4 years.What are it's effect on my body? . Now i want to quit smoking so what should I do?.

I smoke 6 to 10 cigarette per day from past 4 years.What are it's effect on my body? . Now i want to quit smoking so what should I do?.

Bad effects-stop now: Smoking dramatically increases risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease & cancer. It is probably the worst thing you can do for your health & quitting the best! even 6-10 cigarettes/day is quite hazardous. As soon as you stop your health will start to improve. See www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html & http://www.Whyquit.Com/ & http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?

I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?

Not too late!: Congratulations! our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (ideally organic) will help speed the healing process. A good multivitamin may help as well. Here is a good timetable of the healing process after one quits: http://whyquit.Com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.Html. ...Read more

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I have recently quit smoking after 30 years. Am i now safe from lung cancer and heart attack?

I have recently quit smoking after 30 years. Am i now safe from lung cancer and heart attack?

Congratulations!: No one is safe, but you will steadily move from very unsafe (all smokers) to safer with each passing year. There is benefit in lung cancer reduction by quitting even up to 65 years of age. Best never to start. I stupidly smoked and quit @ age 33. Latest data say quit before 35, normal risk of non-smoker. ...Read more

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Even if you quit smoking weed for a great number of years, can those smoking events from the past hurt my future child?

Even if you quit smoking weed for a great number of years, can those smoking events from the past hurt my future child?

Yes: Your child of the future will be impacted by your tacit acceptance of dangerous drug use. Your risk for psychosis symptoms or actual schizophrenia is significantly increased by marijuana use, which then will impact your ability to parent well. This data have been reported in many medical journals, with near universal agreement that late effects of marijuana are significant. ...Read more

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How can I quit smoking n recovr the damage it caused from the last few years?

How can I quit smoking n recovr the damage it caused from the last few years?

Different strokes : At your age i would expect all most all of the damage is reversible. Keep at it. Ask for help. Nicotine patches are a good starting point. Check out my handout at www.Opas.Us on this subject. ...Read more

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What would be a way to get someone to quit smoking who's been smoking for 34 years?

What would be a way to get someone to quit smoking who's been smoking for 34 years?

Smoking cessation: Difficult problem unless the patient wants to quit. It is behavior that creates tobacco addiction, like addiction to any other substance. And for that behavior to change it requires motivation by the person addicted. There are support groups who in addition to a working with a behavioral professional can assist with some medications to help smoking cessation. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 7 days ago. In the last 24 hours i've lost 9 pounds and i can't help but be petrified. I smoked for 10 years. Is this bad?

I quit smoking 7 days ago. In the last 24 hours i've lost 9 pounds and i can't help but be petrified. I smoked for 10 years. Is this bad?

No, best to quit: Agree that 9 pounds in 1 day is likely water weight and shouldn't alarm you. If you are on other medications, however, talk to your provider. Sometimes quitting smoking can change how you metabolize the medications - you may need less, or more. You should feel great about quitting after 10 years. Keep working on getting through the day without tobacco. Call 1-800-quit now if you need any coaching! ...Read more

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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