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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

  • Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers’ chances of quitting, according to new research. The study included 1,560 adult smokers in England who made at least one attempt to quit over six months. About 45 percent used no aids to help them quit, while about 5 percent [...]

  • Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report. “For each annual death, there are 15 to 20 people living with major disease caused by smoking,” said senior study author Terry Pechacek, [...]

  • Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A few healthy habits could reduce your risk for colon cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 347,000 people in Europe who were followed for 12 years. During that time, nearly 3,760 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed among the participants. The study authors examined [...]

  • Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer can remain dormant for more than 20 years before suddenly becoming aggressive, a new study says. Researchers analyzed lung cancers from seven patients — including smokers, former smokers and never smokers — and found that the initial genetic errors that cause the cancer can go undetected for [...]

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women’s Stroke Risk

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who follow five healthy habits can cut their stroke risk in half, new research suggests. After being followed an average of 10 years, women who ate a healthy diet, drank alcohol moderately, never smoked, remained physically active and had a healthy body weight were [...]

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