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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

  • Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates. But despite that good news, rates have gone up in some states. And in other states, a more worrisome trend has emerged — people using a combination of [...]

  • Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. COPD is a progressive and incurable lung condition that involves a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is often linked to smoking, and is the third [...]

  • Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows. The study included 192 lung cancer survivors in the United States who were followed for an average of more than eight years. During the [...]

  • A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Tobacco and alcohol take a big toll on the health of people around the world, a new global survey shows. The research suggests that about a billion people — more than 20 percent of the world’s adult population — smoke, and 240 million, or almost 5 percent, suffer [...]

  • Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Current and former smokers have more complications from major surgery for some urology-related cancers, according to new research. But even though former smokers have a higher risk of complications than non-smokers, the study also found that quitting smoking for as little as a year before surgery could “significantly” [...]

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