How to quit smoking? - Online Doctor Chats
How can I help you?
i wanted to know the best way or how do I quit the smoking?
May I know how many cigarettes you smoke and since when/
And have you tried quitting in the past?
7 to 10 and i have started in the year of 2004
i have tried quitting many times....but unable to do it
Let me brief you.
Smoking causes both physical and psychological dependance which inhibits a person from quitting.
The best method to quit smoking is to abstain from cigarrette totally for a month or two.
This will reduce the dependance and avoiding restarting it will completely put you away from smoking.
If this is difficult, the next best method would be to gradually reduce the number.
Since you are currently taking maximum 10 cigarrettes per day, bring down this number by 2 per week/2 weeks.
This is a much easier method but not that effective in many.
They most important thing is when you succeed in the first step, avoid getting it back.
There are no medication / supplements needed to quit this habbit.
but to help some individuals who face it difficult we have some supplements such as nicotine gums / patches.
Are you following?
yes...am following doctor
you carry on...am making note of it...n will try also..
These gums / patches are available over the counter at any local pharmacy.
You can take this nicorrette gums when you get the urge to smoke.
hmmmm....ok...how these gums will help to quit smoking...can u explain in brief?
This is a low dose nicotine which is released into the body gradually, thus giving your motivation to avoid cigarette.
You may try it if you face difficulty in reducing the number or complete abstaining.
These gums are again a temporary solution till you get the enough motivation to give up.
ok...i got it...i will try...anything else i can take care to quit smoking
I am sure by following one of these measures you should be able to quit smoking in a year or two.
Once you quit from this habit succesfully for 5 years, your risk would be down very significantly.
Do you have any other query?
thank you very much...
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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