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How can I quit smoking, manage withdrawal symptoms, and improve my health?

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Published At April 7, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 37-year-old man seeking guidance and encouragement as I want to quit smoking for the betterment of my health and overall well-being. What proven strategies or approaches are most effective for smoking cessation? Are there specific programs, medications, or behavioral therapies with high success rates in aiding individuals to quit? How can one proficiently navigate and alleviate withdrawal symptoms linked to quitting smoking? Are there coping mechanisms or practical tips to mitigate these symptoms? Additionally, what notable health enhancements can be anticipated upon successfully quitting smoking, and how soon can these benefits be noticed? Please help.

Thank you.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Smoking is hazardous to health. I suggest one of the most effective strategies to quit smoking is to use nicotine supplements and nicotine chewing gums. Programs that help quit smoking include one-on-one or group gatherings organized by a counseling therapist. The behavior changes implemented involve the use of nicotine e-cigarettes (battery-powered devices that heat a liquid containing nicotine to produce an inhalable aerosol), supplements, and chewing gums containing nicotine. Withdrawal symptoms are best managed through a structured program, not necessarily in the ER (emergency room).

Notable health improvements seen after smoking cessation include freedom from lung cancer, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lung infections.

I hope this helps.

Please revert in case of further queries.

Thank you.

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Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia
Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

General Practitioner

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