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.
Quit Once, Quit Again, Quit for GoodMost 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
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds. Even though they “smoke” e-cigarettes as often as they did regular cigarettes, thousands of ex-smokers said they have fewer cravings and are less likely to feel impulsive and irritable over their need to [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests. Cytisine, an acid-like chemical found in the seeds of the golden rain tree, has been used in Eastern Europe for decades to help smokers [...]
MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new type of outreach program was effective in helping poorer Americans quit smoking, researchers say. People with low incomes in the United States have higher rates of smoking, according to the authors of the study. They also have more smoking-related diseases, and seem to have greater difficulty quitting, [...]
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly a third of Hawaiian high school students have tried e-cigarettes, new research suggests. This finding reflects a growing trend of American teens flocking to the nicotine inhalation devices, according to public health experts. The overall rate of e-cigarette use in the new study is higher than [...]
FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Smoking might hamper treatment for alcohol abuse, a new study indicates. “The data suggest that smoking is associated with difficulties in alcohol treatment. Tobacco smokers had shorter treatment durations and were less likely to have achieved their alcohol-related goals at discharge relative to their nonsmoking counterparts,” study leader Kimberly [...]