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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

  • More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Positive messages about the health benefits of quitting smoking may help some people kick the habit, a new study suggests. Although smokers who think quitting will be difficult responded better to “loss-framed” messages about the harmful effects of smoking, researchers found smokers who believe they can quit whenever they [...]

  • Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia — even late in life, according to new research. The World Alzheimer Report 2014, commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International, revealed that diabetes can increase the risk of dementia [...]

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report. Encouragingly, the new study also found that alcohol use, binge drinking and the use of tobacco products among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 also dropped [...]

  • Salty Foods May Double Smokers’ Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Consuming too much salt may more than double a smoker’s risk of developing the painful inflammatory disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds. Researchers in Sweden said the interaction between smoking and eating too much salt could have implications for how diet is viewed in rheumatoid arthritis, [...]

  • Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations. Many American kids growing up now won’t have those memories, because millions of infants and children aren’t receiving recommended medical care aimed at [...]

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