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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

  • Do E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit? Expert Panel Says It’s Unclear

    An influential U.S. panel of experts says there’s just not enough data to decide whether or not e-cigarettes can help smokers quit. For now, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral therapy and federally approved medications, such as nicotine replacement treatments.

  • Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes ‘Safer’ Than Regular Cigarettes

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. What’s more, only 57 percent of the women believed that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. And fewer than two-thirds of the women thought that e-cigarettes [...]

  • More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — American teens’ use of electronic cigarettes is growing, especially among those who also smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed more than 10,000 teens across the nation from 2012 to 2014. They found that 22 percent of teens used tobacco cigarettes, 13 percent used water pipes [...]

  • Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors’ Group Says

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians’ organization says. There is scant evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, as claimed by manufacturers. And the chemicals used in these devices may be harmful to both smokers [...]

  • Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cancer survivors are about 50 percent more likely to quit smoking two years after their diagnosis than smokers without cancer, a new study found. While the finding buttresses the theory that a cancer diagnosis can be a “teachable moment” to promote smoking cessation, the study also [...]

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