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How to quit smoking plz suggest ?
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Quit Smoking
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: Quit Smoking
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
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
In addition U Should refrain from carrying any cigaret . This can help U avoiding any relapse
Dr. Bassam Amawi
In addition U Should refrain from carrying any cigaret . This can help U avoiding any relapse
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
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
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