Smoking During Pregnancy Effects More than Just Your Children

Posted By: Staff | Aug 21 2014

A recent study found that not only are the children born of mothers who smoke during pregnancy adversely affected by their mother’s choice, but grandchild are affected too, even if their mother did not smoke.  If children’s paternal grandmother smoked they are more likely to have greater bone mass and be taller, if their maternal grandmother smoked they are more likely to be overweight.  If both grandmothers smoked, grandchildren are more likely to be shorter and have less body mass than other…

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Persistance is Key

Posted By: Staff | Aug 20 2014

Keep trying, it took me 3 times before it became permanent.  I used the patch but the biggest thing is that YOU HAVE TO WANT TO!! ...... I will be 4 years smoke FREE this September (2012) and that’s after 23 years of smoking !!  GOOD LUCK !!  If you FAIL KEEP TRYING !!!  Bob K. | Renfrew, PA, USA

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Smoking Rates Increase in Asian and Latino Immigrants

Posted By: Staff | Aug 14 2014

A recent study states that Latino American immigrant men smoke at twice the rate of the Latino men living outside of the United States. The same trend is true for Latino Women, and Chinese Americans.  Some of this may be attributed to lower smoking stigmas in the US, or to the stresses of trying to assimilate to US culture and starting a new life.  The study also states that immigrants who have assimilated well into the US culture, through learning English well, gaining citizenship, and having…

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Overview: Smoking Cessation

Posted By: Staff | Aug 13 2014

The smoking cessation guideline challenges clinicians — physicians and other health care providers — to aggressively motivate and help their patients who smoke to quit. The guideline makes specific recommendations about how clinicians can identify smokers, repeatedly encourage them to quit, and offer treatments that have been proven to work.

The guideline found three treatment elements were particularly effective, used either alone or together, in helping smokers quit. They are:


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Don’t Quit Smoking, Quit the Current Crave

Posted By: Staff | Aug 5 2014

“My worst cravings always come right after I eat. One of the ways I overcome it is I immediately go clean something.. It does not matter what it is, as long as it takes at least 5 minutes. A craving only lasts a few minutes, and my motto is, ‘Do not think about quitting forever, instead think of it one craving at a time.’ Every craving that you overcome is another win, and soon you will be crave free!”  Cheryl L. | Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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