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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

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. The new study also hints — but doesn’t prove — that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnancy, such as patches and gum, could pose [...]

  • Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Smoking may increase a person’s risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than nonsmokers. This difference was attributed to the fact that [...]

  • Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette warning labels help convince smokers to quit, and the bigger the label, the better, a new study shows. Even when smokers try to avoid seeing the labels, they are prompted to think about quitting, the researchers found. “Warning labels vary widely from country to country but it’s clear that [...]

  • Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person’s sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds. But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern — some are healthy, some aren’t. For example, the federal researchers found that gays and lesbians were [...]

  • Lung Groups: Governments Should Limit or Ban Use of E-Cigarettes

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Governments should ban or limit the use of electronic cigarettes until more is known about their health effects, say experts from the world’s leading lung organizations. The position statement was issued Wednesday by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), which includes more than 70,000 members worldwide. “The gravity of [...]

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