Category: Smoking

E-Cigarettes Help Some Smokers Quit…

we hear from Jeffrey Drope, PhD. It still is best to quit all nicotine containing products, including e-cigarettes, using FDA-approved smoking-cessation aids (such as nicotine gums and patches) to wean yourself off nicotine...

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Smoking causes even more diseases than previously thought?  In addition to the well-known risks for lung cancer and other lung diseases, heart attacks and stroke, smoking now is linked to increased risks for infection, kidney...

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Heavy Smokers…

get this life-saving scan:  Speak with your doctor about having a low-dose CT exam annually if you are between the ages of 55 and 80, have a history of heavy smoking and are a current smoker or have quit within the past 15...

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It’s Not Too Late to Quit

Smokers who kicked the habit lived longer than those who kept on puffing, even if the quitters didn’t stop until they were in their 60s. These findings come from a National Cancer Institute study that tracked more than...

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Smoking Cessation

Harder for women to quit.  Women are less likely than men to succeed at quitting smoking. One reason may be that women don’t respond as well to nicotine replacement methods, such as nicotine gum or the patch, says Andrea...

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Best Way to Stop Smoking…

is cold turkey.  After four weeks, nearly half the people who quit cold turkey still were not smoking. But among people who quit gradually over a two-week period, only 39% were smoke-free after four weeks. After six months, 22%...

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Do E-Cigs Help You Quit?

Using electronic cigarettes (battery-powered nicotine delivery devices) is touted as a way to quit smoking. But an analysis of 20 e-cigarette studies by the University of California, San Francisco found that they may actually...

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How to Quit Smoking

Cold turkey First, clean house, Get rid of all the cigarettes you have stashed at home, in your car, and at your workplace. Yes, even the pack you “forgot” in your jacket pocket. Realize that your body is saturated...

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Quitting Smoking Easily

Likely cause: You decided to quit, and you succeeded. But it could be a sign of: Lung cancer. A chronic smoker who suddenly finds it unusually easy to quit may be experiencing a strange physiological symptom of lung cancer,...

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