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  1. Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out whether you're ready to quit smoking.This interactive tool measures your readiness to quit smoking. The tool uses the stages of change approach, which is based on research about how people typically make behavior changes. The approach suggests that to make positive change, people must go through distinct stages from not thinking about quitting to actually quitting. Based on

  2. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Affect Your Lifespan? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out how much smoking affects your life span. This interactive tool can be used to estimate the impact smoking will have on your life span. Based on the number of cigarettes you smoked in the past or how many you will smoke in the future, this tool estimates how many years the damaging effects of smoking may take away from your life. ...

  3. Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking? - What's next?

    Quitting smoking, like most major lifestyle changes, is a process. Understanding where you fall in this process-your current stage of change-will help you and your doctor find the right strategy. For more information, see the topic Quitting Tobacco Use. Adapted with permission from: Zimmerman GL, et al. (2000). A "stages of change" approach to helping patients change behavior. Figure 1. American .

  4. Interactive Tool: How Much Is Smoking Costing You? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out how much smoking is costing you.This interactive tool calculates how much money you have spent on cigarettes in the past or how much you will spend on them in the future. When computing future costs, this calculator does not take into account inflation or the rising cost of cigarettes or the taxes on them. The actual amount you spend will be higher.Although you may be ...

  5. Interactive Tool: How Much Is Smoking Costing You? - What's next?

    Quitting smoking can be difficult, especially if you have been smoking for a long time. It may take several tries before you succeed, but even if you have a strong addiction, it is still possible to quit. And even if you have smoked for many years, quitting smoking now can still increase your life span and improve the quality of your life.The best way to stop smoking is to get help and to follow .

  6. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Affect Your Lifespan? - What's next?

    Quitting smoking can be difficult, especially if you have been smoking for a long time. It may take several tries before you succeed, but even if you have a strong addiction, it is still possible to quit. And even if you have smoked for many years, quitting smoking now can still increase your life span and improve the quality of your life.The best way to stop smoking is to get help and to follow .

  7. Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking? - What does your score mean?

    Your score will appear as one of the following:Not ready. You are not considering quitting for a variety of reasons. You may believe that smoking will not harm you, or you may rationalize your behavior. Thinking about it. You may have mixed feelings about quitting. In this stage you acknowledge that smoking is a problem, but you are not ready or not sure you want to quit. For example, you may ...

  8. Quit Smoking: Your Guide to Kicking the Habit

    Do you want to quit smoking? If so, read this first and find out where to start.

  9. Quitting Smoking: Preventing Slips or Relapses

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

  10. Anosmia - Topic Overview

    What is anosmia? Anosmia (say "ay-NAWZ-mee-uh") is the loss of the sense of smell. It can be a problem by itself or a symptom of another health problem. It can last a short time,such as when you have a stuffy nose from a cold,or it can be permanent. Some people have a reduced sense of smell. This is called hyposmia (say "hy-PAWZ-mee-uh"). These people may be able smell some scents but not ...

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