Should I ask a doctor about stopping smoking?

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Offline redchill

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Should I ask a doctor about stopping smoking?
« on: 25/06/2008 11:05:16 »
Iím using chantix for quit smoking but without consult of any doctors. I found some information on chantix precautions at  newbielink:http://www.chantixhome.com/chantix_precautions.html [nonactive] . Is this enough for me? Or I should consult with a doctor as well?

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Offline BenV

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« Reply #1 on: 25/06/2008 11:50:26 »
On their home page they state that it's a prescription medication.  I would think it unwise to be taking any prescription medication without consulting a doctor first.

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« Reply #2 on: 25/06/2008 20:25:54 »
Have a careful talk to yourself, look at pictures black cancerous lungs, people who have lost both legs due to gangrene,and those dying a horrible death from emphysema or bladder cancer. This will really wake you up, and then you will be ready for help
The Truth remains the Truth regardless of our beliefs or opinions the Truth is always the Truth even if we know it or do not know it (The Truth remains the Truth)

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« Reply #3 on: 07/12/2008 06:42:35 »
I am trying quit smoking and took Chantix. After a week I noticed tinnitus and then found in internet the same symptoms from many people who had taken Chantix. But they donít mention in instruction about it.
See blog newbielink:http://waysquitsmoking.blogsome.com [nonactive].
You can have online doctor advice on site newbielink:http://expertadvice.weebly.com/medicine.html [nonactive] in a moment just call them or email.
« Last Edit: 07/12/2008 06:49:33 by Krasa »

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Offline dentstudent

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Should I ask a doctor about stopping smoking?
« Reply #4 on: 08/12/2008 09:03:07 »
Have a careful talk to yourself, look at pictures black cancerous lungs, people who have lost both legs due to gangrene,and those dying a horrible death from emphysema or bladder cancer. This will really wake you up, and then you will be ready for help
A big influence in helping me to stop smoking was the death of 2 family friends through smoking related cancers, one mid 40's, the other 50. Also, the fact that I wanted to still be able to play football etc with my boys when they reached that age without collapsing into a heaving heap. I gave up 4 years ago without any withdrawal repercussions, so it can be done without medication, if you have the incentive.

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Should I ask a doctor about stopping smoking?
« Reply #5 on: 08/12/2008 09:11:45 »
If you do not have the will to stop smoking, nothing can help you.
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #6 on: 08/12/2008 09:14:22 »
Apart from death.....cor, morbid Monday. And other songs the Bangles didn't write.