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Smoking cessation without medication, nicotine gum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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User :   hello sir
Doctor :   how can i help u today ?
User :   sir how can one reduce smoking
Doctor :   how long and how much have u been smoking ?
Doctor :   what is your age ?
User :   11 yrs
User :   28 age
Doctor :   how many cigarettes do u smoke per day ?
User :   10
Doctor :   you can try nicotine gum for a few weeks
User :   ok r they addictive
Doctor :   you can try the nicotine gum - for moderate smokers for about 4 weeks
Doctor :   and then reduce to the dosage of mild smokers for another 4 weeks
User :   ok do i need to get it prescribed from doctor
Doctor :   during this 8 weeks, you should not smoke any cigarettes
Doctor :   there is no chance of addiction with them
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can get it OTC from the pharmacist
Doctor :   but for proper dosage and duration, a doctors consultation might be helpful
User :   any particular company product
Doctor :   Nicorrette - is the best brand available now
User :   ok
Doctor :   the other version is NICODERM - this is a skin patch
Doctor :   and this releases nicotine through out the day, as needed at a a regular rate
Doctor :   this is a bit costlier
User :   ok
Doctor :   but is very effective
Doctor :   you can start with the higest dose for about 6 weeks
Doctor :   and then cut down to moderate dosage for 4 weeks
Doctor :   and then the lowest dosage for 4 weeks
Doctor :   and then stop
User :   apart frm this drug any thing else without medications
Doctor :   trying to quit without help, is usually not helpful
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is always better to suceed at the first attempt with some help
Doctor :   or else , attempts to quit later will be very difficult
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help u with ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
Doctor :   have a good evening
Doctor :   bye
User :   byr take care
User :   same here
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