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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

  • 1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children who were born prematurely. Not surprisingly, exposure to tobacco smoke can be harmful [...]

  • 2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don’t Quit, Research Shows

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don’t quit, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that it’s never too late to quit smoking, one expert said. Researchers analyzed data from more than 200,000 people taking part in a study conducted by the Sax Institute in [...]

  • Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years. The risk is about 10 percent for a person of [...]

  • Host of Factors Influence Baby’s Immune System

    SATURDAY, Feb. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Numerous factors influence the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, which then alters the immune system and changes susceptibility to allergies, researchers report. The team at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit conducted six studies of gut bacteria in babies and found that they varied by: the mother’s race/ethnicity; [...]

  • Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The anti-smoking medication Chantix can boost the likelihood that cigarette smokers who aren’t ready to stop cold turkey will cut down gradually, a new study suggests. “The main contribution of this study is that it demonstrates that for patients who are not ready to quit right [...]

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