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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

  • Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Neanderthal DNA has a subtle but significant impact on modern human health, including nicotine addiction, depression and blood clotting, a new study suggests. It’s been known since 2010 that between 1 percent and 4 percent of DNA in people with Eurasian ancestry is from Neanderthals. But the impact of [...]

  • National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — National smoking bans appear to be reducing the health harms caused by secondhand smoke, especially heart disease. That’s the finding of researchers who reviewed 77 studies in 21 countries, including the United States and Canada. In countries with smoking bans, nonsmokers showed health benefits from reduced exposure to secondhand smoke. [...]

  • Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Despite the potential risks to their baby’s health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. And only one-quarter of those women quit before they become pregnant, the researchers said. “Smoking during pregnancy is double trouble,” said [...]

  • Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A widely used drug may not significantly reduce the amount of time that patients with the lung condition COPD require mechanical help to breathe, a new study suggests. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) — which is often related to smoking — includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis or a combination of [...]

  • Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People using flavored e-cigarettes, particularly ones that taste like cherry, are likely inhaling a chemical that can irritate their airways, a new study suggests. “It might be the case that if the user of an electronic cigarette experiences some side effects, like coughing, it might be [...]

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