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How do I quiet smoking?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Ways to quit

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: Ways to quit

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. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Cessation Program

Check out smoking cessation programs at your local hospital.
They usually include one on one assessment, group interactions, education about the process as well as support & medications. Quitting success rates tend to be much higher when you join a smoking cessation program compared to doing it without support. Auricular acupuncture can also be very helpful in reducing cravings.

In brief: Cessation Program

Check out smoking cessation programs at your local hospital.
They usually include one on one assessment, group interactions, education about the process as well as support & medications. Quitting success rates tend to be much higher when you join a smoking cessation program compared to doing it without support. Auricular acupuncture can also be very helpful in reducing cravings.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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