Quitting Smoking Linked To Improved Mood

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Mar 13 2014

On average, quitting smoking was associated with improvements in mental health similar to taking an antidepressant drug, a team of UK researchers found.

“The main message is that when people stop smoking, they feel better than they did when they were smoking,” Dr. Paul Aveyard, one of the review’s authors, told Reuters Health.

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Go to Your “Happy Place”

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Mar 11 2014

“Keep your mind occupied. You can only think of one thing at a time, so if you find yourself thinking of a smoke, for gods sake do something to get your mind off of it! Watch a good movie. Think of a nice sandy beach (with or without girls in bikinis). Concentrate on anything else other than smoking. Try it.. it worked for me!” Rebecca K. Morphettville, South Australia, AUS

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Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Mar 6 2014

Researchers looked at more than 3,700 adults in Australia and Finland, and found that those exposed to secondhand smoke when they were children had thicker artery walls.

The walls of the neck arteries in those who grew up in homes where both parents smoked were an average of 0.015 millimeters thicker than in those whose parents did not smoke.

That means that exposure to secondhand smoke in childhood adds an extra 3.3 years to the age of an adult’s blood vessels, according to the authors of…

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Smoking may change structure of teens’ brains

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Mar 4 2014

Young smokers who have smoked more cigarettes have clear differences in their brains compared to lighter smokers, according to a new study.

“Earlier studies of older participants showed that the smokers had structural differences in various brain regions,” said senior author Edythe D. London.

And in studies of adolescent animals, nicotine damaged and killed brain cells, added London, from the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the David Geffen School of Medicine…

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Leave a Note

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Mar 4 2014

“What has been helping me a lot is gum and suckers but buy the sugar free ones so you don’t gain a lo of weight when trying to quit smoking, i also have found it helpful to leave notes all over my room of what my plan is and why so that i have constant reminds of what I’m doing and why I’m suffering through these cravings.” -Jaclyn A. | White City, Oregon, USA

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