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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. Quitting Smoking: Dealing With Weight Gain

      Many people worry about gaining weight when they quit smoking. Most people do gain weight,but it's usually less than 10 pounds. 1 The good news is that there are steps you can take to keep your weight gain small. The important thing is to quit smoking. The minute you quit,you'll be starting a much healthier life. Key points Smoking is much worse for your health than gaining a few pounds. ...

    5. Quitting Smoking - Dealing With Relapse

      You're not alone in going back to smoking. Most people who quit try 8 to 10 times before they quit for good. 2 Don't feel bad about yourself. A relapse is just a sign that you need to try a different approach to quitting smoking. If you tried to quit without medicines or a program,think about trying them next time. Medicines and nicotine replacement (gum,patches,lozenges) can double your ...

    6. Nate's Story: Sick of Smoking - Topic Overview

      Several medicines can help you stop smoking. You can take medicine to reduce your craving for nicotine. You also can use nicotine replacement products to reduce cravings and give you smaller and smaller amounts of nicotine. Your doctor can help you decide which medicine-or combination of medicines-will work best for you. Most people find that it helps to use more than one at the same time. ...

    7. 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.

    8. 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 ...

    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 - Planning Your Strategy to Quit

      It may help to achieve a long - term goal like quitting tobacco by breaking it down into smaller goals. Every time you reach a goal, you feel a sense of pride along the path to becoming tobacco - free.Set your goals clearly. Write down your goals or tell someone what you are trying to do. Goals should include "by when" or "how long" as well as "what." For example: "I will keep a smoking journal fo

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