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Smoking cessation and COPD: Smoke If You Got ‘Em? 

Smoking cessation and COPD
Cigarettes are magicians, except instead of causing illusions, they conjure delusions. If you’re young, you will believe that you have plenty of time to quit, yet because they’re as addictive as heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines, quitting is actually quite harder than it might seem. Indeed, for smokers under the age of 18, only one out of three will quit eventually. Of the rest who go on to smoke permanently, half will die because of it. The rest, depending on their medical histories and family histories of illness, will be compromised to some extent. We all have to go somehow Yes, everybody will, at some point, pass away. But, it’s the way you go that you need to consider. Lung cancer is a long, slow, and torturous affliction that dramatically affects the quality of life of its victims and even victims’ families and loved ones. It is fair to say that most will not want to pass away in this manner. What if I don’t get cancer? Haven’t I ...

Can Doxepin Get You High?

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Doxepin is not addictive, and it won’t make you “high.” Although it can cause mild to severe sedation or drowsiness, it does not have a tranquilizing effect. Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant, a group of drugs with three conjoined rings in their chemical structure, which is used to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other mood disorders. Like imipramine and amitriptyline, it is one of the classical or first-generation antidepressants. There are two types of antidepressants that have been around since the 1950s: tricyclics (TCA) and monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. The first tricyclic antidepressant, imipramine, was approved in 1959 by the Food and Drug Administration, which established the TCA class of drugs as pharmacological treatment for depression. What is major depressive disorder? The most common mood disorder in the United States is major depressive disorder or MDD, a chronic, recurring, and debilitating mental disorder with a lifeti ...

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