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Is going cold turkey the best way to stop smoking?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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!!

In brief: 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!!
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Joseph Woods
More than one try may be needed. Support groups, etc. may also help.
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