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I quit smoking 5 days ago, I smoked for 7 years, 5 or 6 cigarretes a day. I made a decision to stop smoking, but I have short of breath... Why?

Airway inflammation. Smoking causes airway inflammation. This can be reversible and/or irreversible . Congratulations on your healthy decision to quit. Your breathing should get better. Follow up with a doctor if it doesn't. Read more...

I am trying to quit smoking using electronic cigarettes. I have cut down. Are these as harmful as real cigarettes? I recently had 3 stents /lad.

Depends. Some e-cigarettes have filtering functions that allow you to cut back on the nicotine in the smoke, and others do not. E-cigarettes deliver the same amount of nicotine, which is what is bad for your heart, but has less in the way of tars, which is what causes cancer of the mouth and throat, and lung. There are other ways to cut down and stop - talk to your doctor or local lung/heart association. Read more...
No. So-called electronic cigarettes, though less well proven than other nicotine replacements, are not as harmful as actual cigarette smoking. Regardless of how you quit, the most important thing is that you are trying and that you continue trying until you fully succeed. Read more...
No. Electronic cigarettes, though less well proven as a smoking cessation method, are not as harmful as real cigarettes. Regardless of how you quit, the most important thing is if you keep trying until you fully succeed in smoking cessation. Get help from your friends and family as well. Read more...

Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

No one knows. To my knowledge and review of this topic, no one knows since no one had done a controlled clinical trial of these products. If you use them and do not smoke, it seems intuitive it "might" help a person, but doctors cannot recommend them legally since we just do not know from accurate research data if they are safe. Would stink if in 5 years we learn they cause more heart attacks than cholesterol. Read more...

Is electronic cigarettes safe? Will it really help me to quit smoking? Thank you.

Nobody knows. They are as safe, or as dangerous (depending on how you want to look at it) as regular cigarettes. There is little or no evidence they are any safer, and there are no published reports of their effectiveness in smoking cessation. They do somewhat reduce the "tars" you breath in, and they do reduce side-stream smoke (so they cut down on second hand smoke exposure). Nicotine patches are effective. Read more...

Trying to quit smoking cigarettes so bought electronic cigs is that safe for me being diabetic?

As a transition, yes. Cigarettes have cadmium and nicotine which cause inflammation, stress, and cause cardiovascular disease and cancer diseases more common in diabetics. Electronic cigarettes hopefully have mainly nicotine but your own body and air pollution can contribute the cadmium, the best thing is take sufficient vit d because cadmium breaks it down and commit to stopping both. Read more...

I stopped smoking for a week n had been experiencing serious shortness of breath. Upon smoking a few cigarettes I felt my nose clear nsuddenly ok. Y?

Stopping is best. You nasal passages and throat and lungs have had years of serious toxicity from tobacco smoke, they have adapted to this nightmare you are putting them through. You stopped and they had to re-adjust and there will be changes. Be patient because the good to come will far outweigh any temporary adjustment. Get off the cigarettes and stay off. Read more...
No idea. But it is common for cough and sputum production to increase after stopping smoking, because your lungs are now able to clean themselves out from the crud you have been putting down there. The coughing can feel like shortness of breath. Don"t start again because of this. You will feel better and better after a few weeks, and the health effects will be the best thing you can do for yourself. Read more...

I've recently quit smoking two months ago. I have shortness of breath daily. I am 31 years old and smoked fifteen years. Will the feeling go away?

Seek another cause. At your age and having stopped smoking (congratulations), you should not be short of breath and your having smoked is not the cause. You need to get a good physical exam focused on your heart as well as your lungs. Read more...
Yes if youre healthy. There are multiple causes of shortness of breath, and smoking may have been a cause. You should gradually increase exercise and stamina by making sure you have good diet and sleep. Other causes include asthma (also can be from smoking), heart problems (less likely in your age) or anxiousness. Great job quitting - stay off. Get medical help if it doesn't improve. Read more...