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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

  • E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine’s effects. Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine can harm developing lungs and brains, according to [...]

  • CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco. The new ads highlight the benefits of quitting for the families of smokers and the importance of giving up cigarettes completely, according to the [...]

  • COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The respiratory illness known as COPD takes a toll on mobility and employment, with a new report finding that nearly one-quarter of Americans with the condition are unable to work. People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder — a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema often tied to smoking — [...]

  • Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests. “If you have lower back pain that is not explained by a spinal problem but is [...]

  • Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom’s Smoking

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn’t. The British researchers believe the differences in fetal facial movements may point to the harm caused by smoking during pregnancy. “Technology means [...]

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