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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

  • Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 14,000 American women. They found that the strongest risk factor for diabetes during pregnancy (“gestational diabetes”) was being overweight or obese during pregnancy. [...]

  • E-Cigarette Use Among Adult Nonsmokers Levels Off: CDC

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that e-cigarette use by American adults who don’t smoke has stalled. Among those who have never lit up, there was virtually no change in the percentage who had ever tried e-cigarettes between 2010 and 2013, going from 1.3 percent to 1.2 percent. But the trend traveled the [...]

  • Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette tax hikes and smoke-free policies have not only cut tobacco use in the United States, they may have led to a noticeable drop in alcohol consumption, according to a new study. Consumption of beer and hard liquor — but not wine — declined in [...]

  • E-Cigarettes Don’t Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research raises doubts about the possible benefits of e-cigarettes for people with cancer. Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine than those who didn’t use the devices, a Memorial Sloan Kettering study found. These patients were also just as likely [...]

  • More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Positive messages about the health benefits of quitting smoking may help some people kick the habit, a new study suggests. Although smokers who think quitting will be difficult responded better to “loss-framed” messages about the harmful effects of smoking, researchers found smokers who believe they can quit whenever they [...]

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