Seven Thoughts That Can Make Quitting Smoking Tough

Posted By: Staff | Apr 3 2014

When you quit cigarettes, you might experience some physical changes in your body which will make the task tough. However, most people give in and break not due to these physical changes, but due to the many thoughts that pop up in their mind while they are attempting to quit. These thoughts are often irrational and need to be silenced through logic and patience.

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How to Handle Weight Gain When You Quit Smoking

Posted By: Staff | Apr 2 2014

Weight gain is a common side effect of quitting smoking. Typical weight gain is 5 to 10 pounds, but can be more. Although common, weight gain is not inevitable. ... The combination of increased food consumption, reduced calories burned and little or no exercise creates the common situation causing weight gain when you quit smoking.  ... Like any other challenges in a quit smoking plan, or life in general, some willpower is required. Eating a piece of fruit or vegetable like carrots is an easy…

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Ice, Ice Baby!

Posted By: Staff | Apr 1 2014

“Keep ice on hand. Chew on it all the time. You won’t gain weight and will hopefully be distracted.”  Florence M. | Edgefield, SC, USA

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Smoking Proves Hard to Shake Among the Poor

Posted By: Staff | Mar 28 2014

The new study, which evaluated federal survey data from 1996 to 2012 to produce smoking rates by county, offered a rare glimpse beneath the surface of state-level data. It found that affluent counties across the nation have experienced the biggest, and fastest, declines in smoking rates, while progress in the poorest ones has stagnated. Americans with a high school education or less make up 40 percent of the population, but they account for 55 percent of the nation’s 42 million smokers,…

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Nicotine Addiction

Posted By: Staff | Mar 26 2014

The use of tobacco products may be the Nation’s most critical public health problem. It is, in fact, addiction to nicotine that is at the root of this enormous health, social, and financial burden. ... Smokeless tobacco products such as snuff and chewing tobacco also contain many toxins as well as high levels of nicotine. ... Nicotine is addictive. Most smokers use tobacco regularly because they are addicted to nicotine. Addiction is characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and use, even in…

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