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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

  • More High School Athletes Using ‘Dip’ and ‘Chew,’ CDC Finds

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High school athletes may be getting the message that cigarettes are bad for their health, but the same can’t be said for smokeless tobacco, a new government report shows. In fact, these young athletes were almost 80 percent more likely to use smokeless tobacco products [...]

  • Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young women with diabetes are much more likely to have a heart attack than those without the blood sugar disease, new research says. The study from Poland also found that young women who actually had a heart attack were more likely to be smokers than older women who had [...]

  • Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People seem more likely to have atrial fibrillation as adults if they were exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or while in the womb, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation is a common type of irregular heart rate in which the heart beats too fast, too [...]

  • U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they’re current smokers, a new government survey reveals. That’s down from nearly 17 percent in 2014 and almost 18 percent in 2013. The falloff reflects a continued decline that started in [...]

  • Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many parents don’t understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates. The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes is often fruit-flavored, which makes it appealing to youngsters. Consuming a teaspoon of this liquid can be deadly to a [...]

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