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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

  • Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Selling cigarettes in plain packages doesn’t increase the use of low-cost or illegal tobacco and doesn’t harm sales in small stores, according to new research from Australia. Those problems were predicted by the tobacco industry when it tried to prevent Australia from becoming the first country in the world [...]

  • Indoor E-Cigarette Use Should Be Banned, World Health Organization Says

    Joining a number of other health agencies, the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove that “vaping” is harmless to bystanders.

  • Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered “intensive” counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week. The recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel that reviews medical research and makes recommendations on preventive [...]

  • Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

    MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year — a threefold increase from 2011, a new U.S. study says. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said those numbers jumped from 79,000 in 2011 [...]

  • E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association

    MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says. The group also called for thorough and continuous research on e-cigarette [...]

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