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  1. 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. ...

  2. Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Quitting Tobacco

    Drug details for Nicotine replacement therapy for quitting tobacco.

  3. Varenicline (Chantix) for Quitting Smoking

    Drug details for Varenicline tartrate (Chantix) for 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: Getting Support

    How to get support for quitting smoking.

  6. Quitting Smoking: Preventing Slips or Relapses

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

  7. Nancy's Story: Quitting Smoking Takes More Than Willpower - 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 ...

  8. Topic Overview

    A smoking journal can be helpful both while you prepare to quit and after you quit. Use it for as long as it is helpful. Use it to record information about your smoking behavior and anything else that will be useful to you,such as the names and phone numbers of your support people or a list of your reasons to quit. Start your journal before your quit date,if possible. Make entries for at ...

  9. Comparing Stop-Smoking Medicines - 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. ...

  10. Quitting Smoking: Helping Someone Quit

    How to help someone quit smoking.

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