Quitting smoking at 66?

Yes, . Stopping smoking can only help your health. Most important is your desire to stop. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis.Exercise & relaxation helps.For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comment. Good luck!
Go for it!! Better late than never. Check out smoking cessation programs at your local hospital. They usually include 1 on 1 assessment, group interactions, education about the process as well as support & medications. Quitting success rates tend to be higher when you join a smoking cessation program compared to doing it without support. Auricular acupuncture can also be very helpful in reducing cravings.

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Quitting smoking at 66 to late?

NO!!! It is never too late to stop smoking. Smoking increases risk of many types of cancer, emphysema, heart disease etc. Every single puff you take damages your body further. Some damage is irreversible but benefits of stopping begin within hours & increase over time. See http://whyquit.Com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.Html for an excellent timetable of when various benefits of stopping will occur. Read more...

I'm trying to get a perscription for zyban (bupropion) or a generic to help me quit smoking. I'm 66, male and smoke 2+ packs a day. Can you he I really would like to quit, have used zyban (bupropion) before and they worked.

Hello. . Hello. I am not sure what you are asking for here. Zyban (bupropion) can be very helpful to help with tobacco addiction, as can auricular (ear acupuncture). None of the doctors on this site can write you a prescription. The doctors and dentists that write in provide a public service by giving medical information but we don't treat people on line. Take care. Read more...
Call state quitline. No we can't write for medications, but you might be able to get some help, if you're in the U.S., through your state tobacco quit line or helpline. Call 1-800-quit now it's free. Some states offer free nicotine medication to help reduce cravings and get you through. If you quit with meds before, that's a good sign you can do it again. Zyban is generic now - bupropion, so will be cheaper with a rx. Read more...