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How to Quit Smoking

Some combination of drugs, stop-smoking aids, counseling, support, and habit changes will work for you. Maybe not the first time, but maybe this time.

How to Quit Smoking Journey

Quit Once, Quit Again, Quit for Good

Most people try to quit smoking a few times before they finally succeed. After all, what other "satisfying" thing do you do 200 times a day (the average number of puffs a pack-a-day smoker takes) and then abruptly decide not to do at all?

How to Quit Smoking News

  • Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors’ Heart Failure Risk

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In more good news for those who don’t let aging keep them from practicing healthy habits, a new study finds the fittest seniors are half as likely as others to suffer from heart failure. “Older adults can make simple changes to reduce their heart failure risk, [...]

  • Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine monitored certain online search terms related to flavored cigarettes and cigars made by the company Djarum. Only [...]

  • As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As the number of smokers in the United States dwindles, those who still light up are becoming less attached to the habit and more likely to try quitting, a new study has found. These findings run counter to the theory of “hardening,” which has held that [...]

  • Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests. By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calculation of body fat) than their non-exposed peers, [...]

  • Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although fewer American children are smoking cigarettes, the use of controversial e-cigarettes has more than doubled in just three years, a federal survey reports. It’s something of a good news/bad news situation, Catherine Corey, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said in an agency news release. “While [...]

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