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Different ways to quit smoking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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User :   good morning
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   good morning
User :   well got a sms that I could seek help for medical consultation
User :   wanted to know if there is a way to quit smoking
Doctor :   ok
User :   been smoking for more then 20 years and want to quit it seriously
Doctor :   there are several ways to quit smoking
User :   tried patches but not that effective
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   I have my own business actually quite a few companies I own and am 38 years old
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other health problems?
User :   am married got 2 adorable kids
Doctor :   ok
User :   nopes no other problem, planning to exercise but that is still a plan. need something to motivate me to get up and work out
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the best way to quit smoking is through self help
User :   what do you mean
Doctor :   first step is the will to quit smoking
User :   I do have the will, not the strength
Doctor :   convince yourself that smoking helps no purpose
Doctor :   it damages the lungs, stomach and blood vessels
User :   is there some sort of hypnosys available to build this
User :   I must have tried quitting atleast a 100 times
User :   some reason and I reach for the smoke
Doctor :   first try and reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke per day
User :   came down from 20 to 10 now
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   then space your smokes everyday
Doctor :   gradually reduce to five per day
User :   dont go out for parties so as to curb my social get togethers as when there is a party I tend to smoke more with others
User :   I have made it a practise that I have stopped smoking at home
Doctor :   try to be with people who dont smoke
User :   hmmm are there no medications
Doctor :   better still strat quitting as a group effort with a couple of frens
Doctor :   make it a competition
User :   been told that homeopathy has something as well as ayurveda
Doctor :   there are some nicotine based tablets
Doctor :   that decraese the urge
User :   well I tried that (Compitation) but the other guy started so I to started
Doctor :   ok
User :   I got the chewing gums but they taste awaful
Doctor :   ok
User :   in fact they are stronger then my ciggs
User :   got me a pukish feeling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you tried exercising?
User :   is there a smokers anonymous club like there is in chennai in bangalore
User :   am scared of exercising, just that I do not have any stamina left
User :   get tired quickly
User :   am I boring you
Doctor :   there are clubs like that all over
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   you also have to improve your diet
Doctor :   eat healthy foods like fruits and fresh veggies
User :   do that, have stopped tea and coffee and am more in to juices and friuts
User :   and salads
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Doctor :   ok
User :   cool let me look at that
Doctor :   try and exercise
Doctor :   practise yoga
Doctor :   that improves mental stamina and helps quit smoking
User :   hmmmm
User :   What do u say that I take a fewdays and go to e toxification centre
User :   just clean my body
Doctor :   there is a helpline number available
Doctor :   for the same
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   would you have it
User :   yes was on the site you tld me to check
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yup
User :   sent the feedback
Doctor :   ok
User :   can you give me the helpline number
User :   please
Doctor :   we will get back to you with further info
Doctor :   on organisations
User :   ok
Doctor :   in 24 working hours
User :   please mail it across or sms
User :   you guys are doing a great job wish you the best
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
User :   nopes have a great day
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User :   yes
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Doctor :   ok
User :   perfect
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Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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