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Quit smoking, 36 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
User :   how should i quite smoking
Doctor :   May i know your age?
Doctor :   Since how long are you smoking?
User :   since 1997
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   36
Doctor :   Quitting is different for everyone, so find an approach that will work for you. This may be either the cold turkey approach (stopping suddenly and totally) or a more gradual reduction in the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. Set a date to quit รข?? and stick to it. Make it sooner rather than later.
Doctor :   2)Get as much support as you can from family, friends and work colleagues. Let everybody know you are planning to quit, and ask smokers not to smoke around you or offer you cigarettes
Doctor :   3)Throw out all cigarettes,ashtrays and lighters.
Doctor :   4)Take nicotine replacement therapy, such as nicotine patches or chewing gum,
Doctor :   5)Try to avoid the situations like party, drinking, in the early stages of your quitting programme, or try sitting in the non-smoking section at restaurants,
Doctor :   6)Write down all the reasons that made you decide to quit smoking, and carry them with you in case you need reminding
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User :   hi
Doctor :   7)Keep the 4 D's in mind when you have cravings: Deep breathing, Drinking water , Doing something else
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