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  1. Smoking and Heart Disease

    In addition to respiratory problems and lung cancer, smoking cigarettes can cause heart disease. Here are tips for quitting.

  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. Quitting Smoking: Coping With Cravings and Withdrawal

    It's not easy to quit smoking. The nicotine in cigarettes is addicting. Your body craves it because it makes you feel good. So when you try to stop smoking, you go through nicotine withdrawal.

  5. Varenicline (Chantix) for Quitting Smoking

    Drug details for Varenicline tartrate (Chantix) for quitting smoking.

  6. Ned's Story: Quitting Smoking - Ned's story

    I've been smoking ever since I was a teenager. That’s 40-something years ago. I never really thought about what could happen to this old body if I kept lighting up. I just knew that I loved to smoke. Then I started to notice that it was getting harder and harder to do simple things like walk to my mailbox. One time my chest was so heavy that I lay down on the sidewalk until I could catch ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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

  9. Quitting Smoking: Preventing Slips or Relapses

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

  10. Quitting Smoking - Staying Smoke-Free

    Many of the changes you feel when you first quit tobacco are not positive. Nicotine withdrawal can make you feel short - tempered and grumpy. You may have trouble sleeping or concentrating. You may struggle with changing your smoking habits and rituals. This is a lot to deal with, but keep at it. You will feel better.You may struggle for many months to stay tobacco - free. At some point, however,

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