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Quit smoking

I'm a 22 year old male and have been smoking for the past 4-5 years. I know it is very bad for my health and I want to quit. I am having difficulty in controlling the urges and end up smoking every time I decide to quit. Kindly guide me.
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain
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Hello there.  I can understand your concern.  A strong will power is required to quit smoking thats all. But sometimes people get tempted to smoke and feel like they can never quit. Try a nicotine chewing gum or a patch for few weeks. You can consult a psychiatrist in person for further evaluation and management.  Best regards. Dr. Anil kumar jain. Bangalore.
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Harisha N L
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First and foremost you must understand quiting smoking is a very gradual process. You should have strong determination and patience if you want to quit....and medications can't be prescribed just like that...de addition is a multi step procedure... you need to undergo counselling sessions to get motivated later on medications can be started... I would suggest you to consult nearest deaddiction center they will do the needful.
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Dr. Rama S.K
Internal Medicine 16 yrs exp Dimapur
Longlasting nicotine patch..with nicotine gum and tab bupropion will help you do so....but you need to meet an expert...sorry I m at Pune
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