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    1. Effects of Smoking Pipes and Cigars

      WebMD explains the negative health effects of smoking pipes and cigars, not just cigarettes.

    2. The Effects of Secondhand Smoke

      While you probably know smoking is bad for you, it's important to realize it's also dangerous for those near you. Learn the effects of secondhand smoke.

    3. Frequently Asked Questions About Quitting Smoking

      Frequently asked questions about quitting smoking.

    4. Smoking: Heart Attack and Stroke Risks - Topic Overview

      If you smoke,your chance of dying from a heart attack is 2 to 3 times greater than that of a person who does not smoke. About 1 out of 4 heart attacks is believed to be directly related to smoking. Smoking is a much more important risk factor for a heart attack than high cholesterol,obesity,high blood pressure,or stress. Exercise and a good diet cannot erase the risks to your heart ...

    5. Quitting Smoking - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I take medication to quit smoking? Should I use nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking?Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. ...

    6. Anosmia - Nancy's story

      Nancy started smoking in nursing school back in the 1970s. It helped relieve the stress of school. But 10 years later,something happened to make her think twice about her smoking habit. Nancy was working as a nurse and was exposed to someone who had a bad case of pneumonia. As a precaution,Nancy was checked for pneumonia. The X-ray revealed that she didn't have pneumonia-but her lungs did ...

    7. Quitting Smoking - Why Quit?

      More than 430, 000 people die each year from tobacco - related diseases. Tobacco use, especially smoking, is the number - one preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.3Everyone who uses tobacco would benefit from quitting. The earlier you quit using tobacco, the greater your chance of reversing the risk of tobacco - related diseases. When you quit smoking-no matter how old you a

    8. Quitting Smoking - Ready to Quit Today?

      When you plan your strategy for quitting tobacco, use the U.S. Surgeon General's five keys to quitting: get ready, get support, learn new skills and behaviors, get and use medication, and be prepared for relapse.1. Get readyContact your local health department for information about the kinds of help available in your area for people who want to quit smoking. Telephone help lines operated by your .

    9. Quitting Smoking - Topic Overview

      Am I ready to quit?Thinking about giving up tobacco is the first step. You will improve your chance of success if you know how ready you are to stop. To find out, take this quiz: Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?It's okay if you are not ready now. But you may want to quit at some point. So keep learning and preparing yourself. You can do it. How can I stop using tobacco?You have to

    10. Quitting Smoking: Preventing Slips or Relapses

      How to deal with slips and relapses as you quit smoking.

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