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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

  • Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A widely used drug may not significantly reduce the amount of time that patients with the lung condition COPD require mechanical help to breathe, a new study suggests. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) — which is often related to smoking — includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis or a combination of [...]

  • Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People using flavored e-cigarettes, particularly ones that taste like cherry, are likely inhaling a chemical that can irritate their airways, a new study suggests. “It might be the case that if the user of an electronic cigarette experiences some side effects, like coughing, it might be [...]

  • Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although fewer Americans are smoking, the rates of psychiatric disorders among those who do — particularly more recent smokers — are on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 25,000 people born in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and found that the [...]

  • Teens Who ‘Vape’ May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to switch to real cigarettes within a year, a new study suggests. In fact, the researchers found that teens who used e-cigarettes, also known as “vaping,” when the study began were about three times more likely to have started smoking a [...]

  • Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds. The study suggests that it’s never too late to quit smoking to help boost cancer survival. “Women who quit smoking [...]

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