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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hai this is AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   hi doctor here
User :   sorry
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   hi
User :   i wanna reduce my smoking
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
Doctor :   ok
User :   pl give some suggestions
Doctor :   may i know your age
User :   or ways and means
User :   26
User :   age is 26
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when have you been smoking?
User :   3 years
User :   i am smoking 15 cigrattes week
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is around 2 to 3 a day
User :   sorry 15 cigarettes a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is a huge no
Doctor :   may i know if you consume alcohol?
User :   yes i do...
User :   4 to 5 times in a month.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you tried quitting earlier?
User :   yeah i tried quitting smoking a year back, but i am not able to quit.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what makes you smoke?
User :   work tension and sometimes it has become a habit for me.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this time is it a self decision to quit
User :   yes.
Doctor :   ok that is good
Doctor :   may i know if you have any medical illness?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes breathing problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me give you my suggestions
User :   pl
Doctor :   1. first thing is to makeup your mind
User :   ok
Doctor :   determination is the key
User :   ok
Doctor :   today itself promise yourself you will quit come what may
User :   fine. i will do that
Doctor :   2. do not be in the company of people who smoke
Doctor :   this is very important
Doctor :   i know it is v tough
Doctor :   it may be your close friends
Doctor :   but tell them you want to quit
Doctor :   and move away when they smoke
User :   yes. i understand that
Doctor :   if they make fun
Doctor :   it is fine
Doctor :   jus control your urge
Doctor :   by doing this for a month
Doctor :   you can then be with them even when they smoke and you wont feellike smoking
Doctor :   next thing
User :   pl tell
Doctor :   inform your friend or anyone close to you about your plans
Doctor :   when ever you get the urge
Doctor :   call themup
Doctor :   or tell them
Doctor :   they will motivate you
Doctor :   next thing
User :   tell me
Doctor :   when ever you get tensed
Doctor :   count 10
Doctor :   and deep breathe
Doctor :   go out for 2 mins
User :   ok
Doctor :   take fresh air
Doctor :   chew a gum r drink something
Doctor :   call a friend
Doctor :   listen to music
Doctor :   anything t keep your mind at ease
Doctor :   and make you forget smoke
Doctor :   next thing
User :   tell me
User :   pl tell the next thing, what i need to do..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can resort to nicotine gums
Doctor :   these contain very less content of nicotine
Doctor :   and is widely used to quit smoking
Doctor :   but this must be last choice
User :   yeah i know abt that.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   next thing
Doctor :   buy a note book
User :   tell me
Doctor :   write down daily
Doctor :   when you smoke . why you smoked
User :   ok
Doctor :   when you sit at night analyse
Doctor :   cut down smoking not once for all
Doctor :   do it slowly
Doctor :   by the time you reach day 15
User :   ok
Doctor :   the count should have rduced by 50 percent
Doctor :   read what you writ
Doctor :   if your able to reduce one cig a day and so on
Doctor :   you will start getting motivated
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   next thing
User :   tell me
Doctor :   block your thoughts
Doctor :   deal with stress better
Doctor :   early morning walks
Doctor :   yoga , meditation and good diet
Doctor :   are the keys
User :   fine i understand
Doctor :   a healthy body means healthy mind and self control
Doctor :   if you have a principled life, your body would allow you to take in bad things
Doctor :   next thing
User :   pl tell
Doctor :   if you smoke despite this
Doctor :   open all websites
Doctor :   of health hazards of smoking
Doctor :   read them, you will not feel like doing it again
Doctor :   at least the no will come down
Doctor :   follow these for 30 days
Doctor :   im sure you will see a change
Doctor :   motivate yourself
User :   ok
Doctor :   and also try finding another person who wants to quit
Doctor :   you can motivate each other
Doctor :   keep the book safe
Doctor :   so that you keep a record that you had quit smoking once so that in life you can always see it again to convince yourself that you will not smoke again
Doctor :   the last resort
User :   pl tell
Doctor :   you may consider seeing a psychiatrist
Doctor :   they do this de adiction counselling
Doctor :   and if things do not work at all
Doctor :   they may suggest medicines
Doctor :   but remember medicines must be your last resort
Doctor :   its just your mind and self control
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
User :   your suggestions are really nice.
Doctor :   thank you
User :   definitely its valuable..
User :   thanks a lot dr.
Doctor :   i would be happy if you implement them
Doctor :   if i could make a change to bring one person to non smoking side
Doctor :   i will go back to bed with a smile
Doctor :   i wish you all the best for ths
User :   thanks..
Doctor :   you can always come back and chat wint our doctors to help you more
User :   oh fine...
Doctor :   are there any other questions for me?
User :   thank u
User :   gud nite
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   good night to you to AAAAAAA
Doctor :   take care and good health
User :   thanks for ur advice
Doctor :   pleasure here
User :   thanks gud nite
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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