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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 - Got a craving right now?

      The cravings for nicotine can be intense for the first few days when you stop smoking,but they will get better with time. Here are some tips on how to cope: Use nicotine gum,lozenges,or an inhaler. Distract yourself. Stop what you are doing,and do something else. Remind yourself why you stopped smoking. Remember that most cravings do go away. Go for a walk. Take a bath. Call a friend. ...

    5. Quitting Smoking - Why Do You Smoke?

      Most people don't think about when or why they use tobacco. They just do it. However, knowing when and why you smoke or chew can help you choose the quitting strategy that is most likely to work. Perhaps you use tobacco:To relieve tension, especially after arguments or during stressful times, or when you feel angry or upset.To control your weight, either by keeping it down or because you're ...

    6. Varenicline (Chantix) for Quitting Smoking

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

    7. Quitting Smoking: Getting Support

      How to get support for quitting smoking.

    8. Anosmia - Nate's story

      After 8 years of trying to quit smoking,Nate was sick of it-literally. His throat hurt so much from smoking that he said to himself,"This is stupid." He tossed his pack of cigarettes to a friend and hasn't looked back. Nate started smoking in his teens with friends from school. After 2 years of smoking,he'd had enough. But by then he was hooked,and quitting was hard. "It was like a ...

    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: 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.

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