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"I'm a smoker and I want to stop smoking, how do I go about it? I'm being disturbed about this"

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    A 42 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    I'm a smoker and I want to stop smoking, how do I go about it? I'm being disturbed about this
    Dr. Olabisi A answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello sir. I am glad you have decided to quit. This is a good start considering the many adverse effects of smoking which includes cancers, atherosclerosis, stroke and heart failure. You need to see a Doctor specifically a Psychiatrist who will help you with a definite plan on how and when to stop. You will also be given options to choose from while you quit to prevent withdrawal symptoms like the nicotine patch and drugs like varenicline to help you adhere to you goals. You also need a lot of family support and friends who will encourage you through this life changing journey. You may experience some relapses it is normal but keep at it and you will eventually succeed. All the best.
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    A 42 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    I'm into car air freshener production, so we use fragrances and we do inhale them directly, is there any drugs that I can be taking to help my system and to avoid being nocked down
    Dr. Olabisi A answered:
    2 years ago
    You mean drugs to forestall the effect of the air freshners. It wil depend on the constituents of the product and also if you have symptoms. For some people who have allergies, some of the fragrance may be too strong and can cause snuffles or runny nose. Are you experiencing any symptoms? Smoking worsens respiratory problems too. Awaiting your response.
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    A 42 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    I do not have any symptoms, but just feel that I should prevent the occurrence.
    Dr. Olabisi A answered:
    2 years ago
    Since they contain dangerous chemicals try to keep away from direct inhalation. Keep them out of reach as much as you can. Your company should have some safety regulations in place too. Please ask your staff welfare department. Take care
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    A 42 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    concerning the air freshener production, I'm the owner of business and I have employees too. so I'm just looking at a normal practice to help us stay risk free. we used to take milk after work this I learnt when I was working as a trainee at government establishment. therefore, I am looking for drugs or what we can be taking to enhance our respiratory system and to avoid the fragrance we inhale when packaging them being affecting us.
    Dr. Olabisi A answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello sir. You need to have an occupational hazard policy in place because of the long term effects of same. You can place signages around the offices and warn employees from having direct exposure to fragrances, keep fragrances away from ventilation systems. You can utilize air purifiers to cleanse the air you breathe. Regular testing by an industrial hygiene professional can also be put in place. Allow your employees to wear respirator masks when working with the chemicals. Make sure other areas not involved with the production are scent free. Allow rest breaks as needed and educate your workers on how to create and maintain indoor air quality by limiting exposure to the fragrances. Take care sir.
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