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Yes could please tell me what is the best thing to do to quite smoking ? Thank you so much for your time and merry christmas to you and yours

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Commit to stopping

First you have to want to stop.
You need to contemplate quitting, then you need to commit to quitting and then you need an action to quit. Set a date and stick with it. You may use many medications to help stop smoking. Chantix is a newer and effective medication. Zyban (bupropion) helps, nicotine patches and lozenges help. But of all, will power and want-to are the best.

In brief: Commit to stopping

First you have to want to stop.
You need to contemplate quitting, then you need to commit to quitting and then you need an action to quit. Set a date and stick with it. You may use many medications to help stop smoking. Chantix is a newer and effective medication. Zyban (bupropion) helps, nicotine patches and lozenges help. But of all, will power and want-to are the best.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 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!! And Merry Christmas to you as well.

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!! And Merry Christmas to you as well.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Cold turkey

Studies have shown that quitting cold turkey is the best and safest method.
Today the drug varenecline (chantix) has had great success among my patients. However new studies suggest there may be an increased risk of stroke and heart attack with this drug. Your health care provider can help weigh the risks against the benefits of drugs for smoking cessation. The new year is a great time to stop.

In brief: Cold turkey

Studies have shown that quitting cold turkey is the best and safest method.
Today the drug varenecline (chantix) has had great success among my patients. However new studies suggest there may be an increased risk of stroke and heart attack with this drug. Your health care provider can help weigh the risks against the benefits of drugs for smoking cessation. The new year is a great time to stop.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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