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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

  • Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene. Benzene has been linked to an increased risk for leukemia in prior research, according to a scientific team reporting Nov. 21 in the [...]

  • Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The third Thursday of November is almost here, and that’s a key annual date for many health advocates — the Great American Smokeout. There’s no single correct way to quit. But there are some important steps that can help smokers break the habit and live longer and healthier lives, [...]

  • Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fear of unhealthy weight gain can be a factor holding smokers back from quitting the habit. But a new study finds that even if you do add a few pounds once you quit, your post-cigarette health is still much better than if you’d kept on smoking. “This study is [...]

  • Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who started smoking at a young age may be at increased risk for chronic, severe menstrual pain, a new study suggests. About 29 percent of women experience severe menstrual pain. While smoking has been suspected as a risk factor for severe menstrual pain, the evidence has been inconclusive, [...]

  • Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study

    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that non-smoking people who sit in cars with smokers inhale some of the same cancer-causing substances and other toxins. But, it’s not clear what this means for the health of non-smokers, the researchers said. This “is the first study to measure exposure to these particular chemicals [...]

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