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I've scoured the Internet and even consulted my doctor in person but I can't find ANY effective methods of quitting cigars. Everything is geared towards cigarettes. Further, I've discovered there aren't many medical studies available on cigar smoking.

First, I smoke premium hand-rolled cigars, not machine made "cigars" from gas stations. The difference is crucial because real cigars have unknown nicotine content and I'm not even sure I'm addicted or if it's just a bad habit. I can go a few days without smoking, but then I get cravings. It averages out to me smoking 1 cigar a day but some days with friends I smoke 3-5.

I want to quit because lately it's been aggravating my migraines, sinuses/allergies, and it costs too much money. I'm not getting the same enjoyment from smoking either, so the risk/reward isn't there for me anymore.

I tried the patch but it made me jittery and gave me vivid nightmares. Again, I believe it's because I don't know how much nicotine I've been using. Help!


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replied August 16th, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. You need an addiction medicine specialist, rehab and supportive nicotine patches to help with the desire.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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replied November 21st, 2017
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If you believe that no methods can help you, then you need to go to shrink. Though STOPPING to smoke is the best way. Just stop. Replace it with brushing your teethes.
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replied December 23rd, 2017
The 5 Best Ways to Quit Smoking
1. Make a Quit Plan
2. Stay Busy
3. Stay Positive
4. Avoid Smoking Triggers
5. Ask for Help

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replied January 9th, 2018
I understand your Concern.Quitting smoking is amongst the best things you can do for yourself and your family. It’s not going to be easy. But choosing the best way to quit is a good first step to ensure you stick with it. Hopefully these steps may help you:-
1. Medication
2.Behavioral therapy
3.Nicotine replacement therapy
If after following these steps you don't get over smoking then consult to professional.
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replied March 30th, 2018
Thanks, Shafi Ullah Khan for the help man! Can I use this medicine without any prescription?
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replied April 28th, 2018
quit smoking heavily, you need a lot of willpower, if not, can an expert help how easy it is to do
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replied June 5th, 2018
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Yup, I faced the same problem from last 6 years. I tried almost everything the nicotine patches, Nicotine chewing gum and I also take so many prescriptions, Juices but nothing change at last what makes quite my smoking is my will and the consultation from the team they motivate me. So only thing which can quit your smoking habit is YOU and your willpower.

Thanks & Regards,
Jessica
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replied June 28th, 2018
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Strength of will. Do not buy cigarettes. In a week you will feel better.
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replied December 11th, 2018
Smoking not only the waste of money but also it wastes your life.
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replied November 19th, 2019
I smoked for 5 years! I was helped by the nicotine patch.
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