December 25 2014
Smokers tend to think of quitting as a huge, insurmountable obstacle. It’s more realistic—and more useful—to think of it as a gradual, step-by-step process. Here’s how to plan your course and what to expect along the way, along with some suggested activities to help you cope.
November 20 2014
One of the most popular and well-known ways smokers choose to quit smoking is what is known as “cold turkey.” The phrase cold turkey is universally understood to mean to quit smoking abruptly, often without forethought or preparation, nor a gradual reduction in amount smoked.
October 9 2013
How do you maintain your resolve to quit when everywhere you look you see someone lighting up?
September 17 2013
This short booklet from the National Institute of Health guides you from thinking about stopping smoking through actually doing it-from the day you quit to quitting for keeps. It gives tips on fighting temptation-and what to do if you give in-and on avoiding weight gain (a handy Snack Calorie Chart is included). By telling you what to expect, it can help you through the day-by-day process of becoming a nonsmoker.
July 9 2010
Most of the smokers we interviewed told us if they could find a method that would make it possible for them to quit without experiencing the unpleasantness of withdrawal—while achieving the same or similar benefits of smoking—they would be much more likely to quit. Here, then, is the solution those smokers asked for.