Stress and Smoking

Posted By: Staff | Apr 16 2014

Make sure you understand your stress. Know what causes it (phone calls, slow traffic, a demanding boss, etc.) and learn ways to avoid the causes or at least deal with them in a way that reduces the stress normally associated with the cause. Know how you react when you are stressed. Some people don’t realize they are stressed until they have reached the boiling point. Common indicators of stress include feeling sick to your stomach, headaches, excessive sweat, irritability, overeating and, of…

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Change Your Current Habits

Posted By: Staff | Apr 15 2014

“10 years ago I successfully quit smoking on my own for a little over 2 years.  One of the things that I found most effective for me was a change in my daily habits.  Instead of waking up and smoking a cigarette with my coffee, I cut out of the coffee (and cigarette :o)) and instead popped in a pilates tape for a morning workout.  After a meal, I would always have a cigarette so instead I would have a sucker or gum until I broke the habit.  There were other little things that I changed to break…

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It Just Got Easier to Ban Outdoor Smoking

Posted By: Staff | Apr 10 2014

While a significant body of research shows that smoking is a socially cued behavior and second-hand smoke is a health hazard, public smoking bans remain controversial. Opponents say the bans limit their individual freedom, while proponents point to research that shows how visual exposure to smokers can encourage young smokers and make it hard to quit.

Researchers in New Zealand have used new mapping technology to make the incidence of smoking visibility more concrete and observable—and they…

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Your Health is Not a Lost Cause: Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking.

Posted By: Staff | Apr 9 2014

Your health is NOT permanently, irretrievably scarred by smoking. Your body has near miraculous ability to rebuild and regenerate, given time and your commitment to a smoke-free life. The alternative is a greatly increased risk of heart disease, stroke, a dozen different cancers, COPD and other serious medical problems. Make the commitment now and reclaim your healthy body!

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Bendy Straws

Posted By: Staff | Apr 8 2014

Bendy Straws: “Here is a tip that helped me the most when i quit smoking.I took drinking straws and cut them to the size of a cigarette,then i too some cotton and stuffed it in the end good and tight,and when i would crave i would pretend smoke them,i even used them when i was driving,take good long puffs on them,fooled my brain and the craves went away.they lessened and with time i didn’t even need the straws,that was over 3 years ago.” Debbie L. Talco, Texas USA

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