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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

  • Cigarettes May Sabotage Alcoholics’ Recovery

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking greatly increases recovering alcoholics’ risk of relapse, a new study warns. “Quitting smoking will improve anyone’s health. But our study shows that giving up cigarettes is even more important for adults in recovery from alcohol since it will help them stay sober,” said lead author Renee Goodwin. Goodwin [...]

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

    THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Early exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to behavioral problems in children, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 5,200 primary school students in France and found that those exposed to secondhand smoke while in the womb and/or at a young age were at higher risk [...]

  • ‘Low-Nicotine’ Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smokers are more likely to cut back or quit if they switch to cigarettes made from tobacco containing very low levels of nicotine, new research shows. In the study, the participants smoked nearly one-third fewer cigarettes a day and were twice as likely to try to [...]

  • More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Bubblegum, cotton candy, chocolate: Just a few of the tempting flavors often added to tobacco being consumed by American children and teens. Now, an analysis of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey finds that seven in 10 middle and high school students who used tobacco in the [...]

  • This Might Be Why Some People Are More Likely to Smoke Than Others

    Some people are more likely than others to get hooked quickly on cigarettes, new research suggests.

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