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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

  • Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke may require more anesthesia and painkillers during surgery than nonsmokers, according to a new study. Turkish researchers looked at 90 women who underwent surgery to remove their uterus through an incision in the abdomen — a procedure called total abdominal hysterectomy. Smoking [...]

  • Smokers May Be Less Likely to Vote

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Whether it’s Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton may not matter to folks who light up: A new study finds smokers are less likely to vote than nonsmokers. University of Colorado researchers conducted telephone interviews with more than 11,600 people. Of those, 17 percent were smokers. Daily smokers were 60 percent [...]

  • Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates. But despite that good news, rates have gone up in some states. And in other states, a more worrisome trend has emerged — people using a combination of [...]

  • Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. COPD is a progressive and incurable lung condition that involves a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is often linked to smoking, and is the third [...]

  • Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows. The study included 192 lung cancer survivors in the United States who were followed for an average of more than eight years. During the [...]

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