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Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Hi Doctor...
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX here.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:is there any way to quit smoking?
User:I would like to quit it altogether...but finding it a little hard...
User:I have reduced the frequency.. now though
Doctor:How long have you been smoking?
User:and when I go hom to XXXXXXX parents i dont smoke at all.. like for a week or so
Doctor:How many sticks do you smoke in a day?
User:I have been smoking past 2 years..
User:well.. I usually smoke 5 to 8 in the day
User:I tried electronic ciggies but no use
Doctor:Let me guide you regarding this.
User:its like i m not addicted but it has become a habit...
Doctor:It is not a difficult thing to quit smoking.
Doctor:There are few steps you can follow to get rid of the butt.
User:i want to break the habit.. and I can surely stay without i tol u when i goto to my hometown etc.. for a week
User:tell me
Doctor:1. Intention: A strong determination not to smoke.
Doctor:2. Fix a date to stop the habit.
Doctor:3. Prepare for the day- throw away all the things related to smoking by that date.
Doctor:4. Stop it on that day.
User:i dont have anythings related to smoke.. its when i see those shops they drag me :P
Doctor:You do not need any other nicotine patches or replacements like elec. Cigarettes.
Doctor:I understand.
Doctor:Instead, you can try carrying a strip of Vitamin C chewable tablets in your pocket.
Doctor:And whenever you feel like smoking, pop one tablet of Vitamin C.
User:does vit C reduce craving?
Doctor:Yes. It reduces craving, it replenishes by its antioxidant property and it changes the taste in your mouth.
Doctor:And remember to have plenty of water regularly.
User:the peak hours are after food
User:why is it so?
Doctor:That is just a habit.
Doctor:There is no particular reason for it.
User:i ll try the vit C thingy and get back to u :)
User:thnx for the advice... :)
Doctor:Is there anything else I can assist you with?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a Nice Evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:same to u
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