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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

  • Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 1,300 people, average age 68, who suffered migraine headaches with and without aura. Migraine with aura is a migraine that’s preceded or accompanied by visual effects such as [...]

  • Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s Linked by Common Risk Factors

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, a new study reports. “We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive [mental] impairment,” study lead author Dr. Kevin King said in a news release [...]

  • Teens Using E-Cigs May Be More Likely to Pick Up Cigarettes

    Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests.

  • Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won’t Necessarily Help Smokers Stop

    SATURDAY, July 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Low-nicotine cigarettes alone don’t help smokers quit over the long term, a new study finds. “We don’t know that very low-nicotine cigarettes will not reduce nicotine dependence, but progressively reducing nicotine content of cigarettes in the way that we did, without other means of supporting smokers, did not produce [...]

  • Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cancer survivors who continue to smoke view the habit as less risky than survivors who quit, and they’re more likely to spend time with smokers, a new study shows. Researchers from the American Cancer Society also found that these post-cancer smokers are more inclined than others to raise obstacles [...]

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