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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

  • Living With a Smoker Is Like Living in a Polluted City

    Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns.

  • Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds. Six percent of people with asthma or COPD, and about 5 [...]

  • Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers’ chances of quitting, according to new research. The study included 1,560 adult smokers in England who made at least one attempt to quit over six months. About 45 percent used no aids to help them quit, while about 5 percent [...]

  • Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report. “For each annual death, there are 15 to 20 people living with major disease caused by smoking,” said senior study author Terry Pechacek, [...]

  • Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A few healthy habits could reduce your risk for colon cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 347,000 people in Europe who were followed for 12 years. During that time, nearly 3,760 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed among the participants. The study authors examined [...]

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