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    1. Anosmia - 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 ...

    2. Quitting Smoking - Why Quit?

      More than 430, 000 people die each year from tobacco - related diseases. Tobacco use, especially smoking, is the number - one preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.3Everyone who uses tobacco would benefit from quitting. The earlier you quit using tobacco, the greater your chance of reversing the risk of tobacco - related diseases. When you quit smoking-no matter how old you a

    3. 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 ...

    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 - 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,

    6. Quitting Smoking - Ready to Quit Today?

      When you plan your strategy for quitting tobacco, use the U.S. Surgeon General's five keys to quitting: get ready, get support, learn new skills and behaviors, get and use medication, and be prepared for relapse.1. Get readyContact your local health department for information about the kinds of help available in your area for people who want to quit smoking. Telephone help lines operated by your .

    7. Anosmia - 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. 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

    9. Bupropion (Zyban) for Quitting Smoking

      Drug details for Bupropion hydrochloride (Zyban) for quitting smoking.

    10. Quitting Smoking: Helping Someone Quit

      How to help someone quit smoking.

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