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26 years
Im Smoker since 8 years, and im planning to stop very soon! Im a bit worried about my effectiveness at work and concentration to go down due to agitation...Any advice to how i can make it thru?
Jun 4, 2013

Dr. Karim Farah Pulmonology
you need to join a smoking cessation program or seen by a pulmonologist who will help you through the process of smoking cessation and dealing with nicotine withdrawal symptoms and prescribe the appropriate medications (nicotine replacement therapy) such as patch, gum or lozenges.
Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
The body needs time to adjust to not having constant stimulation from nicotine. A few weeks Change activities, get some fresh air, exercise, deep breathe, listen to music, watch TV, do more physical activity, cut down on coffee and cola, plan workload accordingly, avoid situations that may trigger your desire to smoke.
as Dr karim said ,Nicotine replacement therapy, Champix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion) should may help reduce this loss of concentration in the early weeks of quitting.
In the long-term, there is a whole host of smoke-free options for boosting concentration – from well-known pick-me-ups like caffeine and chocolate, lifestyle changes, such as getting enough sleep or eating 'brain foods' (fish, essential fatty acids) through to behavioural strategies such as removing distractions.
TIPS to help you stop smoking:
-Write a list of the reasons why you want to stop
-Set a date for stopping, and stop completely
-Tell everyone that you are giving up smoking
-Get rid of ashtrays, lighters, and all cigarettes.
-Be prepared for some withdrawal symptoms(nausea (feeling sick), headaches, anxiety, irritability, craving, and just feeling awful They tend to peak after 12-24 hours, and then gradually ease over 2-4 weeks.
-Be aware of situations in which you are most likely to want to smoke
-Mark off each successful day on a calendar.and tell yourself that you don't want to start all over again.
-Anticipate an increase in appetite, and try not to increase fatty or sugary foods as snacks. Try sugar-free gum and fruit instead.
-Don't despair if you fail
-Stop Smoking Clinics have good success in helping people to stop smoking
-Various medicines can increase your chance of quitting,These include nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) which comes as gums, sprays, patches, tablets, lozenges, and inhalers and can be bought without prescription