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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. 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. ...

  3. Quitting Smoking: Getting Support

    How to get support for quitting smoking.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Quitting Smoking: Preventing Slips or Relapses

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Quitting Smoking: Helping Someone Quit

    How to help someone quit smoking.

  10. Varenicline (Chantix) for Quitting Smoking

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

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