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Ways and tips to quit smoking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i want to quit smoking dr
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   That is great decision
User :   thanks
Doctor :   It has lot very good advantages on health
Doctor :   Smoking is a silent killer
Doctor :   It is equal to having have high cholesterol, high BP
Doctor :   in terms of medical risk factors
Doctor :   I have few suggestions the ways to quit smoking
User :   k'
Doctor :   It is believed that very few smokers can successfully quit the habit in their very first attempt. Many studies indicated that many smokers find it difficult to quit, even after they get afflicted with tobacco related diseases. A serious commitment and resolve is required to arrest nicotine dependency.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Some people stop abruptly
Doctor :   some people gradually stop
Doctor :   I think gradually quiting is good
Doctor :   Keep the target in mind
Doctor :   keep a deadline for quitting
Doctor :   like may 1 mo
Doctor :   then in on e month, gradually decrease the number cigarettes you smoke per day
Doctor :   Does this sound good
Doctor :   Hello Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Which one u prefer
User :   I heard there is a chewgum comes out in market
User :   which can be replaced the nicotine
Doctor :   Alright I was expecting from u..
User :   yes, i saw it once on TV
Doctor :   Yes there are nicotine patches and gums
User :   ok
User :   would that help in quiting smoking?
Doctor :   You can buy the gums in the pharmacy
Doctor :   They taste bad but u will get used to it
User :   can u tell me the name ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   They r expensive though but useful atleast for 3 months
User :   whats the cost?
User :   r u there
Doctor :   plz hold
User :   k
Doctor :   NICOTEX-2 chewing gum
Doctor :   2 mg x 10's (45 INR)
Doctor :   10 gums , 45 rupees
Doctor :   NULIFE chewing gum
User :   k
User :   thats fine
Doctor :   1 mg x 10's (60 INR)
2 mg x 10's (70 INR)
4 mg x 10's (85 INR)
Doctor :   this brand looks expensive
User :   k
Doctor :   The other methods of coping are: nicotine patches
User :   wats this
Doctor :   you ca just putt he patch and get the nicotine in the blood
Doctor :   You will not get the withdrawal symptoms
Doctor :   This is good initially , may be for 1 wk
Doctor :   These are patches
Doctor :   You just strip the patch and aput on the skin like a band aid
Doctor :   it delevers nicotine into blood
Doctor :   Do you follow me
User :   s
Doctor :   You can request your doctor for prescription of patches
User :   any side effects of this
Doctor :   noo
Doctor :   reg gums
Doctor :   Chew 1 piece when urge occurs between smoking episodes; reduce smoking w/in 6 wk and attempt smoking cessation w/in 6 mth.
User :   k
Doctor :   reg patches
Doctor :   1 patch for 24 hr daily
Doctor :   Start w/ the highest strength and reduce gradually over several wk to lower strengths
User :   k
User :   sir
User :   thank u
User :   have a grt day
Doctor :   Nicotine Inhalers also there
User :   i will consult with my dr regarding the patches
Doctor :   But that is beyond the limits now
Doctor :   Yea do that'
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