Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
124 Doctors are Online

I want to quit smoking. How to do it?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1835 Questions
i want to quit smoking pl help how to do it ?
Posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 in Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal 4 hours later

Thanks for your query.

I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation at right time.

To quit smoking most important factor is motivation. It should be present during initiation of quitting and should be maintained thereafter. In its lack, motivation enhancement can be conducted by trained psychiatrist.

This is followed by drugs which reduce craving for nicotine like bupropion. concurrently in heavy nicotine users nicotine replacement therapy is given in form of nicotine gum or patch.

Apart from that patient discard all the smoking material and avoid situation which leads to urge for smoking. In person with history of multiple quitting attempts, relapse prevention sessions are helpful.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow ups.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Addiction Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor