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, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine patches don’t seem to help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study has found. The study included 402 pregnant women in France who smoked at least five cigarettes a day. The women, who were 12 to 20 weeks’ pregnant, were randomly selected to use either 16-hour nicotine patches [...]
Teens who have tried electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke regular cigarettes, according to the authors of a new study.
Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries and puts them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study says.
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests. Scientists found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients without regular walking regimens had about twice the rate of hospitalizations triggered by the condition [...]
WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — How middle-aged people rate their own physical fitness could provide clues about their risk for future dementia, Finnish researchers report. Among people aged about 50, those who self-rate their level of fitness as poor are four times more likely to develop dementia within 30 years than those who say [...]