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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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User :   Hi,
User :   i have a query
User :   due to smoking... my lips got black.. i am fare and black lips produces a very bad impression on others
Doctor :  
User :   is there any way to make them red or pink again?
User :   i m upset these days due to this
User :   can u help me?
Doctor :  
smoking tend to produce these
User :   hm
Doctor :  
since when are you smoking?
User :   last 2 years
Doctor :  
how many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
User :   average 6
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
best way is to quit smoking
Doctor :  
and use a lip guard that provides UV protection
User :   but i tried that.. it wont make the color effect
Doctor :  
the color effect will come when you quit smoking
User :   how muck time it will take ??
User :   Doc, r u there?
Doctor :  
yes i am
Doctor :  
as I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with us for a reply
User :   please..
Doctor :   yes, the effects will take some two months to start showing
Doctor :  
as teh nicotine in blood and system need to go away completely
User :   ok..
Doctor :  
so if you stop smoking completely now, in two months time you will see the changes appearing
User :   i know there are some bad effects in my lungs as well,, if i quit smoking and start doing exercise.. do my lungs recover as well??
Doctor :   sure they will
Doctor :  
in one years time they will come back to normal
User :   okk
Doctor :  
in one months time they will improve by 20%
User :   many thanks for the info... that means all the black spots in my lungs will will go away?
User :   in 1 year
Doctor :  
the black spots will take a longer time to go away
Doctor :  
and they are comprised of the smoke, the dust and the pollution we come across daily
Doctor :  
but the cardiac and tthe lung related risks of the smoking will reduce by 20% in one months time
User :   is there any alternative as well which can help me to quit smoking
Doctor :  
and almost come to be as equal to someone who does not smoke by a years time
User :   ok
User :   is there any alternative as well which can help me to quit smoking?
Doctor :  
the only way to quit smoking is to have will power
Doctor :  
and friends to support you
Doctor :   *good
Doctor :  
also what you can do is divert your mind each time you want to smoke
User :   that i do have... but somtimes it leads to mental pressure and dipression
Doctor :  
go for a walk, talk to freinds, play your favorite game
User :   i tried it for a month.. somtimes 2 months
Doctor :  
join a group that supports quitting
User :   but i got a lot of depression that time
Doctor :  
that can only be a residual feeling
Doctor :  
you can join a self help group online
Doctor :  
called as 'CHAMPS"
Doctor: Visit our website for more information on how to quit smoking
Doctor :  
it will help you
User :   hmm... Doc, please help me in this
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no, many thanks for this info.
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User :   done
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