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February 18 2015
Fred Kelley,
If you love smoking you can still develop the desire to quit. If you honestly do want to quit—even just a little bit—then you have the first and most important ingredient for quitting.
December 25 2014
via Tom Ferguson -
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.
December 17 2014 Staff,
27 percent of smokers looking to quit have tried traditional or laser acupuncture. Is acupucture right for you?
November 20 2014
Fred Kelley,
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.
March 11 2014
Joel Spitzer, Director Education at WhyQuit
18 Great Tips from Joel Spitzer
October 9 2013
Fred Kelley,
How do you maintain your resolve to quit when everywhere you look you see someone lighting up?
September 17 2013
via National Institute of Health
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 15 2010
Fred Kelley,
Chantix (varenicline) is the latest prescription medication designed to help adults quit smoking. It is also sold under the name Champix in Canada, Europe and other countries. Find out how Chantix can help you quit.
July 9 2010
Tom Ferguson, M.D.
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.