Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Dec 6 2013
New research showing smoking causes severe DNA damage to the placenta will greatly motivate pregnant women to kick the habit, a quitting expert says.
The Otago University study looked at 236 placenta samples donated by women after they had given birth, including 150 from non-smokers, 34 from women who quit four weeks or more before birth, and 52 from women who smoked throughout pregnancy.
It found the rate of double-strand DNA breaks - a severe form of DNA damage that can lead to cells…
Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Dec 3 2013
“Not One Puff, Ever (N.O.P.E.). The mind is a tricky thing. It will tell you that one cigarette won’t hurt. And it’s hard to argue with that logic, especially when you’re in the middle of an urge. And those urges are super hard to argue with. Don’t give in. Tell yourself, before the urges come, that you will not smoke a single puff, ever again. Because the truth is, that one puff WILL hurt. One puff leads to a second, and a third, and soon you’re not quitting, you’re smoking. Don’t fool…
Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Nov 26 2013
I think you should first relax your mind and think about when you never smoked a cigarette, and breathe in out. I prefer to just not to think about smoking.
So keep trying this step over, and over til you get it right. Quitting smoking is like when you first try to ride a bike, so just keep on trying. Try some quit tea and relax your mind. Go walk in your community and think how quitting smoking would make you feel healthy and breathe better. Don’t give up, keep trying to stop. -Tracey M. |…
Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Nov 22 2013
Some cigarette smokers over 65 years old who kick the habit may be able to reduce their risk of dying from heart-related problems to the level of those who never smoked far faster than previously believed, according to new research presented on Wednesday.
Previous research found that older former smokers who had consumed less than 32 pack years of cigarettes could reduce their risk of dying from heart disease to the level of lifelong nonsmokers after 15 years.
“The new finding is if you smoke…
Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Nov 19 2013
“Never smoke right away in the morning. Withdrawal symptoms are less severe after a good nights sleep.”- Crystal B. | Niagara Falls, New York, USA