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How to stop smoking?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Cold turkey.

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: Cold turkey.

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
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Stop smoking

This is not easy to do on your own.
Find a program or better yet discuss this with your doctor who can help you with a program to quit smoking. Be determined and have courage. Tell all your friends and family so they can help. Life a healthy lifestyle. Never give up on yourself.

In brief: Stop smoking

This is not easy to do on your own.
Find a program or better yet discuss this with your doctor who can help you with a program to quit smoking. Be determined and have courage. Tell all your friends and family so they can help. Life a healthy lifestyle. Never give up on yourself.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard to Quit!

Smoking is a very difficult habit to quit! Start with weaning your cigarettes down, when you have a craving substitute a 10 minute walk for the smoke.
Set a quit date in the future, and try using social media to announce to your friends your quit date. If you have a significant component of anxiety ( many smokers do) then an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) may help. Good luck!

In brief: Hard to Quit!

Smoking is a very difficult habit to quit! Start with weaning your cigarettes down, when you have a craving substitute a 10 minute walk for the smoke.
Set a quit date in the future, and try using social media to announce to your friends your quit date. If you have a significant component of anxiety ( many smokers do) then an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) may help. Good luck!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Use patches, program

Some individuals succeed with cold-turkey stopping, and a few can taper themselves off tobacco, but such efforts lead to fewer than 5% succeeding.
Use of nicotine patches increases quit rate to 15% or so, and adding nicotine lozenges for break-thru craving can increase that a bit. A formal smoking cessation program increases results 10%. Best results are with zyban (bupropion) and chantix, plus a program.

In brief: Use patches, program

Some individuals succeed with cold-turkey stopping, and a few can taper themselves off tobacco, but such efforts lead to fewer than 5% succeeding.
Use of nicotine patches increases quit rate to 15% or so, and adding nicotine lozenges for break-thru craving can increase that a bit. A formal smoking cessation program increases results 10%. Best results are with zyban (bupropion) and chantix, plus a program.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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