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Date : 31-May-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i wanted to know the best way or how do I quit the smoking?
Doctor:May I know how many cigarettes you smoke and since when/
Doctor:And have you tried quitting in the past?
User:7 to 10 and i have started in the year of 2004
User:i have tried quitting many times....but unable to do it
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Smoking causes both physical and psychological dependance which inhibits a person from quitting.
Doctor:The best method to quit smoking is to abstain from cigarrette totally for a month or two.
Doctor:This will reduce the dependance and avoiding restarting it will completely put you away from smoking.
Doctor:If this is difficult, the next best method would be to gradually reduce the number.
Doctor:Since you are currently taking maximum 10 cigarrettes per day, bring down this number by 2 per week/2 weeks.
Doctor:This is a much easier method but not that effective in many.
Doctor:They most important thing is when you succeed in the first step, avoid getting it back.
Doctor:There are no medication / supplements needed to quit this habbit.
Doctor:but to help some individuals who face it difficult we have some supplements such as nicotine gums / patches.
Doctor:Are you following? following doctor
User:you carry making note of it...n will try also..
Doctor:These gums / patches are available over the counter at any local pharmacy.
Doctor:Nicorette is one such brand.
Doctor:You can take this nicorrette gums when you get the urge to smoke. these gums will help to quit smoking...can u explain in brief?
Doctor:This is a low dose nicotine which is released into the body gradually, thus giving your motivation to avoid cigarette.
Doctor:You may try it if you face difficulty in reducing the number or complete abstaining.
Doctor:These gums are again a temporary solution till you get the enough motivation to give up.
User:ok...i got it...i will try...anything else i can take care to quit smoking
Doctor:I am sure by following one of these measures you should be able to quit smoking in a year or two.
Doctor:Once you quit from this habit succesfully for 5 years, your risk would be down very significantly.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no doctor
User:thank you very much...
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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