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    1. E-Cigarettes 101

      Electronic cigarettes: Are they safer than tobacco? Or are they a high-tech way to hook a new generation on a bad nicotine habit? Nobody knows yet. Research into the effects of e-cigarettes lags behind their popularity. But ready or not, the era of e-cigarettes is here. It’s a booming, billion-dolla

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    2. How I Quit Smoking

      My parents were smokers, and I said I would never smoke. Then came high school and teenage rebellion, so I tried smoking, but I was always athletic and it never really took root. After high school, I joined the military, which had a strong smoking culture at that time. It was a social thing -- takin

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    3. Quitting Time: How to Stop Smoking for Good

      Congratulations! You've decided to quit smoking. But how? The answer depends on why you smoke. "Men smoke more for the effect of the nicotine. Women smoke more to regulate mood and stress," says Kelly P. Cosgrove, PhD. She's an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. So, a good

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    4. Your Quit-Smoking Fears Debunked

      You know you should quit smoking for your health's sake. So what's holding you back? Maybe you’re afraid of the weight gain, that it will wreck your mood, or that it won't work. But what if that wasn't necessarily so? It's time to lay your quit-smoking fears to rest once and for all. Here's what exp

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    5. Is Smoking Dragging You Down?

      If you smoke, you've likely heard the pleas from friends and family to quit. You probably know that smoking makes heart disease, stroke, cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and other killers more likely. You might even know that smoking is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the U.S. and worl

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    6. What's the Best Way to Quit Smoking?

      In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our November-December 2011 issue, we asked James Beckerman, MD, WebMD's heart health expert, for tips on quitting smoking. Q: I'm finally ready to quit smoking. Do you have any tips

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    7. How to Avoid Gaining Weight When You Quit Smoking

      Many smokers worry that they'll gain weight if they try to quit. Some even use that concern as a reason not to quit. "That's a bad idea for many reasons," says Scott McIntosh, PhD, associate professor of community and preventive medicine at the University of Rochester in New York and director of the

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    8. Surviving Without Smoke: Month 1

      You just quit smoking. Literally. Five minutes ago you put out your last cigarette. Now what? How do you get through the next few hours and days, which will be among the toughest you’ll experience, in your journey to becoming an ex-smoker? You need practical strategies to help you survive the nicoti

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    9. Find Your Smoking Triggers

      If you’re a smoker, you know the drill. Finish a meal and you suddenly feel a powerful craving for a cigarette. Get up from your desk to take a break and all at once you want to light up. Certain times of the day, certain places, and even particular foods can spark a strong urge to smoke. Experts ca

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    10. 10 Ways to Reduce Stress While You Quit Smoking

      Many smokers think that lighting up helps them relax. They’re fooling themselves, experts say. “Nicotine withdrawal makes people feel jittery and anxious, which smokers often confuse with feeling stressed,” says Steven Schroeder, MD, director of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at the Univers

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