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Hie. My husband is a daily drinker and a packet a day smoker. I want him to quit and himself wanted to do it by fails every time. Please help me and him as our life and money is getting ruined because if his habits.

Dr. Sushma Shah 92% (7573 ratings)
General Physician, Vadodara
Disulfiram is the tab to quit alcohol. But you need to know how to use. Nicotine patch to apply in different strength to quit smoking.
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How to quit chewing non smoking tobacco? I am addicted of chewing more than 10 years.

Dr. Vijay Kumar Kalavakunta 96% (1875 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Visakhapatnam
Hello sir, it is always better to quit chewing tobacco to avoid cancer. There are many people who die due to cancer caused by over usage of tobacco. If you are seriously considering to quit chewing tobacco, then I would suggest you to attend some counselling sessions and that will help you out.
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How do we quit our bad habits ?feel like we are’t capable of doing it and that thing kills us from inside. Like smoking a cigarette cannot be more important than me!

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (120207 ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
1. Identify your triggers to arousal and avoid them 2. Limit your exposure to pornographic material. 3. Stash sex-objects. 4. Limit your internet use 5. Distracting yourself-- do something else. Try to be as busy as possible during the day and night. Keep your mind focused on activities that do not stimulate your sexual fantasies. 6. Exercise. Exercise may help reduce sexual desires. If you masturbate to reduce stress at times, exercise is a healthy alternative because it releases endorphins in your brain which make you feel happier and less stressed 7. Keep your bladder as empty as possible. The urge to urinate can be mistaken by the body as the urge for sex/masturbation. Go to the bathroom before you go to sleep at night and immediately when you wake up in the morning. Even if you feel the slightest urge to urinate, relieve yourself as soon as possible. 8. Go to sleep when you are really tired. This way, you will fall asleep quickly after lying down in bed and not spend time in bed trying to fall asleep 9. Get out of bed immediately in the morning. When you wake up in the morning at the set time, get out of bed as soon as possible and avoid lying in bed awake. Such is a time when masturbation is likely to occur.
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I want to quit non smoking tobacco is there any medicine in allopathy or in homeopathy which I can buy over the counter and use I want to quit it for good.

Dr. Prof. Jagadeesan M.S. 93% (13209 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Detailed assessment is needed. Like the reason behind smoking, number of cigarettes and comorbid medical condition. Next you should be assessed for withdrawal from smoking and for reducing further craving. There are medications to reduce nicotine craving too. If you consult a psychiatrist they will be able to help you. All the best.
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Main 5-6 saal se continue ciggarette pe rha hu. Kya ap mujhe bata sakte hai kya ki kitne din me main recover kar sakta hu. Or kaise. Koi exercise suggests kar sakte hai.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (35530 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor,
Hello Honeyji Without medicine it will take 4-5 years and with medicine 4-8 months. You can consult me at lybrate for homoeopathic treatment.
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Recently quit marijuana after smoking it everyday for about 3 years. I also quit hookah and cigarettes about 2 weeks ago. I'm 9 days clean of marijuana and in starting to experience severe chest pains especially at night and its beginning to worry me.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (35530 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor,
It is called withdrawal symptoms Homoeopathic treatment can make it easy to go through it. You can consult me at lybrate for Homoeopathic treatment.
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Smoking & Pregnant - How Can Former Affect Latter?

Dr. Shubha Saxena 90% (317 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
Smoking & Pregnant - How Can Former Affect Latter?

As you know, several scientific studies have proven that smoking is one of the main causes of several serious ailments like cancer, lung diseases, asthma and so on. Pregnant women who smoke not only spoil their own health, but also the health of the lovely kid in their womb. Yet many women wonder whether smoking really affects pregnancy and the answer is quite in the affirmative.

  1. Cigarette chokes the baby in the womb: It is known that cigarette smoke contains more than 4000 chemicals including lead and cyanide. In fact, it is one of the few products that contain more than 60 different types of cancer-causing chemicals and compounds. It would be interesting to note that none among these 4000 chemicals is beneficial to the expectant mother and to the baby in the womb. In fact, cigarette smoke chokes not only the expectant mother but also the baby inside. As a result, frequent chocking causes serious effects on the health of the fetus.
  2. Grouped into three categories: Smoking directly affects the health of the fetus. Premature babies, stillborn babies and underweight babies are some of the results of smoking prior to pregnancy. As a matter of fact, smoking by women could be grouped into three namely smoking before, during and after pregnancy. This issue is further discussed here:
    • It is strongly suggested that women planning on pregnancy should stop smoking at least few months before they conceive. In the first place, smoking may affect the fertility of both men and women. Therefore, the couple should stop smoking, if they are planning to have a baby. Further, if the couple does not quit smoking and the woman becomes pregnant, then it can seriously affect the health of the baby.
    • Whether you smoke during the first three months or during the last phase of the pregnancy, tobacco can severely harm the health of the fetus. The increase of monoxide in the bloodstream caused by smoking tobacco will enter the bloodstream of the mother and also of the child in the womb. Naturally, this will affect the growth of the child. It can cause visual and/or hearing impairment, behavioural problems and also mental disability of the baby.
    • Post pregnancy, the mother should breastfeed the baby. Smoking can retard the secretion of milk in the breast. Further, the dangerous chemicals present in the smoke of tobacco will make its presence in breast milk. Naturally, this will affect the health of the baby.

Keeping in view the best interests of the mother and baby, it is strongly suggested that the couple should stop smoking, if they want to have a baby. After all, the health of the baby and of the couple is a matter of primary importance.

In case you have a concern or query regarding gynaecological issues, you can consult a gynaecologist online & get the answers to your questions through online doctor consultation via video call.


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Smoking Cessation - Know Role Of Hypnotherapy In It!

Ms. Juhi Parashar 93% (7214 ratings)
Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Smoking Cessation - Know Role Of Hypnotherapy In It!

Smoking is a die-hard habit and many people eventually die of the same. It remains one of the most common causes of cancer and lung diseases which eventually lead to death. The irony is that almost all smokers know the harmful effects but find it hard to quit. With a firm determination, there are people who quit but then the relapse rate is quite high too.

Many believe that quitting requires a behavioural change. From peer pressure to a lifestyle habit, smoking is a social phenomenon. There are various methods to help quit smoking like quitting cold turkey and nicotine substitutes. Hypnosis is also gaining popularity as a method to help quit smoking. Research has shown an encouraging success rate in the range of 30 to 40% in cases where the desire and commitment to quit are high. This, of course, is with people who have a strong will and are able to be hypnotized.

Hypnosis or hypnotherapy is a psychological technique used as supplemental therapy in a lot of cases - weight loss, depression, speech disorders, pain management, de-addiction; the list can be quite long.  It puts the person undergoing therapy into a deep sleep or trance, where they get in touch with themselves and find answers to a lot of questions. It is believed that while hypnosis puts a person to sleep, it also induces a higher level of cognition and a higher level of neurological activity.

'During the actual session, the smoker is asked to imagine the numerous ill-effects of smoking and the need to reduce its harmful effects on the body. This improves the will power to quit smoking and reduces the desire. They are also advised of the benefits of quitting smoking, including longevity of life and better quality of life. The person is told that quitting smoking before 50 years of age gives a 50% chance of increase the lifespan by 15 years. Now that is quite motivating for a lot of smokers to give up the habit.

It generally takes about 4 full sessions of hypnotherapy to reach a level where the patient is ready to kick the habits. Also, self-hypnosis can be taught where the person can go into hypnosis on his own and enforce smoking cessation. There are even self-hypnosis tapes that are available for aid.

However, a word of caution here - hypnosis is not for everybody as not everybody can be hypnotized easily and there has to be a strong belief that it will benefit, only then can smoking cessation be tried with hypnosis. It is still in the testing phase and is to be medically proven as a way to quit smoking.

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How can one get rid of cigarette addiction? Let me mention this very fact, since 25 years this addiction is there. Moreover he does not want to overcome that addiction but being members of his family we are gravely concerned. What can be done?

Dr. K V Anand 90% (35057 ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. I can understand. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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Stop Smoking For A Better Tomorrow!

Dr. Manasvi Behl 85% (39 ratings)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery, PGDEP, MBA (Healthcare Services)
Dentist, Noida

A number of factors may increase your risk of lung cancer. Some risk factors can be controlled, for instance, by quitting smoking. Other like family history or environmental factors can’t be controlled.
Smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. Not only harmful for you but also for your loved ones inhaling second-hand smoke. 
If you quit smoking, even after smoking for many years, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing lung cancer.
There are strategies for quitting smoking, such as counseling and nicotine replacement products, etc. Best way to reduce your risk is to stop smoking completely and it's never too late to stop! 

If you smoke and are unable to quit, contact a doctor.


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