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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

  • Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cancer survivors are about 50 percent more likely to quit smoking two years after their diagnosis than smokers without cancer, a new study found. While the finding buttresses the theory that a cancer diagnosis can be a “teachable moment” to promote smoking cessation, the study also [...]

  • Combat Deployment Just One Factor That May Cause Smoking

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Combat experience is one of the factors that increases the risk that U.S. soldiers will start smoking, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study to assess the long-term health effects of service in the U.S. military. The study began in 2001 and will continue until [...]

  • E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco, Study Finds

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While some proponents of “vaping” claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true. The study, published April 16 in the American Journal of Public Health, found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were [...]

  • E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, with nearly 2.5 million middle and high school students now choosing to “vape” rather than smoke traditional cigarettes or indulge in other forms of tobacco, federal health officials reported Thursday. E-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from [...]

  • Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes. Flavorings used in e-cigarette fluids are mostly the same as those used in food and candy products, the study authors said. However, the safety of these flavorings relates [...]

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