Quit Smoking, Cigarettes, The Patch, Nicotine, Tobacco
Dr. Charlene Dewey
Charlene M. Dewey, M.D., M.Ed., FACP is a physician and a faculty member at Vanderbilt University where she is a full professor, Assistant Dean for Educator Development, and Co-Director of the Center for Professional Health. Dr. Dewey graduated from the Morehouse School of Medicine in 1990 and completed her residency and chief residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in 1993. She received her master’s degree in education from the University of Houston, and has 25 years of experience in faculty development and advanced education training, as well as 10 years of focus on the professional development of physicians and other health care providers. Dr. Dewey is married to Dr. Wayne Riley and they have two lovely daughters. She relishes her many roles as professional, mother, wife, sister and daughter. In her spare time, she takes pleasure in preserving her family’s memories by creating scrapbooks for them all to enjoy.
They Might Be Thinking:
My doctor told me I should quit smoking to improve my health.
I’m thinking about getting pregnant, so I really need to quit smoking.
My wife is pregnant. I should probably quit smoking for her and the baby.
My kids are bugging me about smoking. I need to quit in order to be a better role model for them.
Sometimes I need a cigarette when I'm stressed out and need to calm down.
I'm worried I will gain weight if I quit smoking.
How will I be able to start my day without first smoking a cigarette?
How will I deal with stress if I can't smoke?
How bad will the withdrawal symptoms be?
I've heard that withdrawal symptoms can include a sore throat, gums or tongue, headaches, cramps, leg spasms, constipation, and insomnia. How long do those last?
Will a nicotine patch or gum help relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings?
Will quitting be worth it?
My family member has been diagnosed with lung cancer and I'm scared that I'm next.
What will I do when I am surrounded by smokers, but I can't light up?
I associate alcohol with smoking. Will I be able to enjoy a drink after I quit?
Will I enjoy going out if I can't smoke with my friends?