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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

  • It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of illness and death among mothers and babies in developed countries, the researchers say. “This study provides substantial evidence of a very promising and potentially cost-effective new intervention to add to present health [...]

  • Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds. “Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their tumor coming back, of it spreading [...]

  • Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Little to no progress is being made in curtailing tobacco use in the United States, a new report from the American Lung Association contends. The Surgeon General’s 1964 report raised the red flag about the dangers of smoking. Tobacco, however, still claims nearly 500,000 lives each year and [...]

  • Healthy Changes May Be Easier When Partners Make Them at the Same Time

    Men and women who want to stop smoking, get active and lose weight are much more likely to meet with success if their partner also adopts the same healthy habits, according to new research.

  • Smoking, Obesity: Weighing the Financial Toll

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking and obesity are both harmful to your health, but they also do considerable damage to your wallet, researchers report. Annual health-care expenses are substantially higher for smokers and the obese, compared with nonsmokers and people of healthy weight, according to a recent report in the [...]

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