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  1. 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

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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.

  4. Topic Overview

    Smoking can gradually and permanently damage blood vessels throughout the body,including those that carry blood to the penis. This can make it difficult to get or maintain an erection (impotence). Quitting smoking may help prevent new damage from occurring inside the blood vessels. Smoking can also affect a man's ability to get or maintain an erection in other ways that are not well ...

  5. Bupropion (Zyban) for Quitting Smoking

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

  6. Quick Tips: What to Do When You Crave Nicotine - 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. ...

  7. Varenicline (Chantix) for Quitting Smoking

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

  8. Nate's Story: Sick of Smoking - 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. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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