Even Big Tobacco Is Banning Smoking

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Oct 24 2014

Headquarters of Reynolds America in NC will no longer allow workers to smoke at their desks

Reynolds America, one of the major tobacco product companies in the US is implementing a new policy in January 2015 that will not allow employees to smoke indoors any longer, there will be designated smoking areas that they can use.  They will allow smoke free products and ecigarettes, which is still problematic for those who are trying to avoid exposure to chemicals and by-products of these products, but it’s a step in the right direction.  This policy seems hypocritical as this company and…

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Stress And Smoking

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Oct 23 2014



For many who use tobacco products, these items (cigarettes and chew) are, in part, used to manage stress.  Nicotine, when smoked, reaches the brain in 7 seconds.  The chemicals in nicotine release chemicals in the brain that cause stress relief and decrease alertness.  These can create a calming and pleasurable effect, however, as soon as you stop smoking the nicotine is cut from the brain and you immediately begin to feel withdrawals.  These withdrawals cause an increased sense of stress and…

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Don’t Keep Them Around

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Oct 22 2014



“Don’t buy them!  When you buy them, you have them and smoke them!”  Carol S. | Reno, NV, USA

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Chantix

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Oct 16 2014



Chantix or Champix is a popular medication used to help quit smoking.  It works by blocking nicotine receptors in the brain which, for most patients, results in reduced cravings and urges.  This occurs because when the nicotine receptors are blocked, when smoking takes place, there is no release of dopamine (a chemical in the brain that makes one feel pleasure).  If the brain does not release that chemical while smoking, the benefit of smoking is gone and the desire to smoke is lessened.  In…

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Study Finds that Smoking is Related to Over 14 Million Medical Conditions Each Year

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Oct 15 2014



Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and is linked to diseases like: lung cancer, diabetes, heart disease, liver and kidney cancers, bladder cancer, and many other types of cancer.  However, smoking is also the leading cause of COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.  While many are already aware of this disease, there are a large number of patients who are not screened for it because they are not reporting…

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