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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

  • Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

    Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn’t warranted based on current evidence, a team of researchers says.

  • Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The yearly financial toll of COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis) is expected to reach an [...]

  • Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review. Depression can make it more difficult to ride out the anxiety, cravings or lack of sleep that come with trying to quit cold turkey, scientists found. But extra exercise — even just a walk [...]

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. The new study also hints — but doesn’t prove — that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnancy, such as patches and gum, could pose [...]

  • Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Smoking may increase a person’s risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than nonsmokers. This difference was attributed to the fact that [...]

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