Israeli Scientists Help Smokers Quit While Sleeping

Posted By: Staff | Feb 26 2015

Through smell stimulus association, smokers can change behavior and decrease cigarette addition.

The Weizmann Institute scientists sought to help smokers quit using “sleep-learning” by helping to reduce the amount of nicotine consumed.  They are utilizing a mix of bad smells: rotten eggs, fish, and cigarettes together, in order to change behavior while the patient is sleeping.  Smell is one of the only sensations that does not wake the patient, so bad smells can be used in a Pavlovian style learning technique during sleep that will retrain our minds.
In the experiment conducted by…

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Warning: Smoking Can Kill Your Sex Life

Posted By: Staff | Feb 25 2015

Men who smoke are more than 50% more likely to have trouble with impotence than men who don’t smoke.  Because nicotine acts as a vasoconstrictor is actually makes blood travel less easily through blood vessels which can lead to trouble getting or maintaining an erection.  Nicotine also lowers testosterone and other hormone levels which can lead to lower libido and also contribute to erectile dysfunction.
Men aren’t alone, women who smoke may have more difficultly achieving an orgasm.  The…

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Crafty Ladies

Posted By: Staff | Feb 24 2015

“I find while quitting smoking, that if I keep busy doing crafts, my mind and hands are too occupied to smoke.” Lucinda M. | Brewer, ME, USA

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Debunking the “Wait Until They Are Ready” Myth

Posted By: Staff | Feb 19 2015

A recent study published in JAMA found that patients who were given medications to aid in quitting smoking, even before the patient admitted to being ready or desiring to quit smoking, enabled better outcomes in smoking cessation and led to increased ability to quit from all patients.  David Abrams, the executive director of the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, reported that attempts to quit gradually over time is the best way to change lifetime habits.  He suggested…

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Candy, Rubber Bands, and No Caffeine

Posted By: Staff | Feb 18 2015

“Eat lots of hard candy, use a rubber band to fiddle with,and try to stay away from caffeine!” Pamela C. | Middletown, Ohio, USA

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