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.
Quit Once, Quit Again, Quit for GoodMost 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
TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help. The program involved giving patients free quit-smoking drugs. It also included automated phone calls that helped them manage their medications, encouraged their efforts [...]
Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Among smokers, those with the least education are at the greatest risk for stroke, Danish researchers report. “The combined effect of low educational level and smoking on the risk of stroke is the most surprising finding of our paper,” said study author Helene Nordahl, an epidemiologist [...]
THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only about 10 percent of inspected stores across the United States illegally sold tobacco products to minors during 2013, a U.S. government report says. That is half the 20 percent target rate set by a national and state effort called the Synar Amendment program to end illegal tobacco sales [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overall lung cancer rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn’t all good — the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung cancer are increasing, according to researchers [...]