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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

  • Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

    FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Vigorous exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking may dramatically reduce a man’s risk for aggressive prostate cancer, new research suggests. Nearly half of lethal prostate cancer cases in the United States would be prevented if men over 60 followed five or more healthy habits, lead author Stacey [...]

  • Hiding Tobacco Displays in Stores Might Lower Kids’ Smoking Rates

    MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers may be less likely to buy cigarettes in convenience stores if tobacco ads and products are out of sight, according to a new study. Hiding cigarettes and other tobacco products could reduce teens’ risk of trying these products in the future, RAND Corp. researchers found. “These findings suggest limiting [...]

  • E-Cigarette Ads Boost Use Among Young Adults, Study Finds

    FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Advertising may boost young adults’ use of electronic cigarettes, a new study finds. Researchers assessed e-cigarette use among more than 4,200 young adults, aged 18 to 34, who were randomly selected to view or not view e-cigarette ads. About 6 percent of those who had never before tried an e-cigarette [...]

  • Tips on Making the ‘Great American Smokeout’ Work for You

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Thinking about quitting smoking? There are a number of things you can to do to improve your chances, an expert says. The tips offered by Dr. Gordon Strauss, a psychiatrist specializing in smoking cessation at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, might help you prepare for the American [...]

  • Here’s Your Chance to Stop Smoking

    TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Making the decision to quit smoking is the most important step in kicking the habit, and that’s what smokers are being encouraged to do as part of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19. About 68 percent of smokers want to quit — and 42 percent [...]

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