Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Jan 16 2014
Daughters exposed to their mother’s stress hormones in the womb may be more likely to become nicotine-dependent later in life, a new long-term study suggests. It also found that girls whose mothers smoked during pregnancy were at higher risk for eventual nicotine dependence.
Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Jan 14 2014
“Write a list of the reasons why you want to quit smoking and keep your list with you at all times in case the urge to start up again hits. Read over your list until the urge passes. It really works!” -Andrea H. | Lincoln, NB, USA
Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Jan 9 2014
Controls enacted since a U.S. surgeon general’s report on the health risks of smoking came out 50 years ago have extended the lives of 8 million Americans, according to a study Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Surgeon General Luther Terry’s startling report, issued Jan. 11, 1964, linked smoking to lung cancer and heart disease and stated for the first time that smokers faced a 70 percent greater risk of death.
It spurred a public health campaign that grew to…
Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Jan 7 2014
“If I feel an urge coming on, I go into my kitchen & brew myself a cup of tea. I then gather a non-clicking pen, an artificial flower or two, wire snippers, and flower crafters tape. I snip the flower(s) stem(s) off at about an inch before reaching the pen tip. Finally, I wrap from the handle end of the pen toward the tip. Making sure to overlap the tape by about 1/16 of an inch as I go. By the time I reach the end of the handle next to the tip, the urge to smoke has subsided and my tea has…
Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Jan 3 2014
“Smoking by Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal Injury, Premature Birth, and Low Birth Weight,” the Surgeon General has long warned.
But while fewer pregnant women smoke now than a decade ago, a recent CDC report shows that 1 in 10 women still smoke while pregnant.
The prevalence of this public health hazard varies widely across the country, from 2.3 percent of pregnant women in New York City to 30.5 percent in West Virginia.