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.
Quit Once, Quit Again, Quit for GoodMost 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
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With heart health, sometimes it takes a village. That may be the take-home message from a new study. It found that one Maine community’s long-term focus on screening for heart risk factors, as well as helping people quit smoking, saved both money and lives. Over four [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that “light” — or occasional — smoking isn’t harmful. “All smoking counts,” said study lead author Stephen Amrock, a medical student in pediatrics at New York [...]