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The physical withdrawal symptoms of nicotine are notoriously difficult to overcome, but the psychological cravings for cigarettes can be even worse. To successfully quit smoking, it’s important to know the triggers that send you looking for a cigarette and figure out ways to defuse them.
Easy tricks to keep the weight off when you quit smoking
As this gallery of vintage menthol ads shows, they've been billed as a healthier and "cooler" cigarette since the 1920s.
Smokers can are turning to websites, Facebook pages, and even Twitter accounts to kick the habit
Few are thinking of quitting in these stress-filled days
I Made It
Katherine really quit
Research suggests that men smoke mainly for the nicotine, while women tend to care about the smell and taste, weight control, and boosting their moods.
Giving up smoking may be expensive, but you can get help
Katherine studies without cigarettes
Nicotine replacement therapy
Individual therapy sessions will increase your chance of success
In this passage from her 2003 memoir, the late Irish writer Nuala O’Faolain explains the mental anguish she experienced while trying to quit smoking—and how she finally learned to let go of her attachment to cigarettes. O’Faolain quit smoking in her 50s and died of lung cancer in May 2008 at the age of 68.
Peter worried that his social life would suffer
After a smoking-related health scare, Tami realized that her kids needed a mom
A premature daughter and a sick mother prompted Shanna to quit