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What are some steps a person can take to stop smoking cigarettes after having smoked for 20 years?

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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: See your doctor

Nicotine gum, nicotine patches, and medications are available.
See your doctor for guidance.

In brief: See your doctor

Nicotine gum, nicotine patches, and medications are available.
See your doctor for guidance.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Dean Giannone
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