Don’t give up giving up smoking: An expert’s guide to quitting

Posted By: Staff | Feb 21 2014

Having started smoking as a teenager, Professor Robert West managed to kick the habit while at university, on a girlfriend’s urging. He has gone on to devote his 30-year career to discovering what works when it comes to giving up smoking. Heading a team of researchers at University College London, where he is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of Tobacco Studies at Cancer Research UK’s Health Behaviour Research Centre, he has one aim: to find better ways of helping smokers who want…

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Quit Smoking Tip: Ice Age

Posted By: Staff | Feb 18 2014

“Instead of chewing gum or eating candy during cravings, I sucked on ice chips.  this really helped me because I tried eating candy but after a while I was full of sugar and still craving a cig, this way I didnt get full and I kept my mouth busy.” -Sarah R. | Anderson, CA, USA

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Smoking: Quitting Linked to Improved Mental Health

Posted By: Staff | Feb 14 2014

It is widely known that quitting smoking is good for your physical health, now it is suggested smoking cessation may also improve mental health. These new findings were released on Feb. 11 in the Psychological Medicine journal.

Researchers analyzed data from 4,800 daily smokers in the U.S. who participated in two surveys, conducted three years apart. It was found that those who had mental health issues or addiction in the first survey were less likely to have the same issues in the second…

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Quit Smoking Tip: Exercise

Posted By: Staff | Feb 11 2014

“I think that one of the best ways to get through the withdrawals is exercise. I joined our local Rec Centre and have been working out at least 3 evenings a week and found that it really helps to relieve the stress/tension that you’re feeling from the withdrawals. I’ve noticed at my exercise classes just how much better my breathing and energy levels have improved over the months since I quit and I can honestly say that I’m feeling great and only wish that I had quit a long time ago!”…

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CVS ban on cigarettes could cut smoking rates

Posted By: Staff | Feb 6 2014

The decision by CVS to stop selling cigarettes could help to cut smoking rates substantially, especially because the move comes at a time of increased pressure on the tobacco industry from a number of fronts, health experts say.

Research shows that making cigarettes even slightly less accessible has a measurable effect on smoking, especially for kids, who have fewer ways to get tobacco, says Otis Brawley, the Cancer Society’s chief medical officer.

“It’s an act of corporate courage,” says…

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