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What can be done to stop smoking?
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
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
Dr. Dean Giannone
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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: With support
Quitting smoking is undoubtedly difficult.
However, for those willing to take this important step, there are lots of different types of supports available to you. There are support groups, nicotine-replacement products (gum, patches, lozenges, etc) and prescription medications (chantix and wellbutrin). Talk with your doctor today about setting a quit date and kick the habit.

In brief: With support
Quitting smoking is undoubtedly difficult.
However, for those willing to take this important step, there are lots of different types of supports available to you. There are support groups, nicotine-replacement products (gum, patches, lozenges, etc) and prescription medications (chantix and wellbutrin). Talk with your doctor today about setting a quit date and kick the habit.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Set a quit date
The first step is to truly want to quit, and the best way to show that desire is to set a date.
Preparation by cleaning the house, laundering or dry-cleaning curtains and rugs, removing ashtrays from home and car, telling your friends, esp your smoking friends (ask them not to give you tobacco, even if you ask) are some of the preparations you can take. Smoking cessation programs help, and meds.

In brief: Set a quit date
The first step is to truly want to quit, and the best way to show that desire is to set a date.
Preparation by cleaning the house, laundering or dry-cleaning curtains and rugs, removing ashtrays from home and car, telling your friends, esp your smoking friends (ask them not to give you tobacco, even if you ask) are some of the preparations you can take. Smoking cessation programs help, and meds.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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