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Im 38 and want to stop smokein?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Quitting

Smoking is a very difficult habit and addiction to quit.
Average number of tries is seven. Use a nicotine patch or puffer instead of cigarettes, but wean to using the patch or puffer exclusively, then wean the patch or puffers. Medications may be helpful as well, but some of these have side effects. Get support from friends and family and contact the american lung assoc. For a quitting packet.

In brief: Quitting

Smoking is a very difficult habit and addiction to quit.
Average number of tries is seven. Use a nicotine patch or puffer instead of cigarettes, but wean to using the patch or puffer exclusively, then wean the patch or puffers. Medications may be helpful as well, but some of these have side effects. Get support from friends and family and contact the american lung assoc. For a quitting packet.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
And plan ahead how you will deal with situations where you used to smoke. It pays to be prepared.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: One option

Dr albers gave some awesome advice.
Auricular acupuncture can markedly reduce cravings. Consider including it as a tool when you stop smoking.

In brief: One option

Dr albers gave some awesome advice.
Auricular acupuncture can markedly reduce cravings. Consider including it as a tool when you stop smoking.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
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