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Smoking Cessation Health Center

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  1. Quitting Smoking - Why Do You Smoke?

    Most people don't think about when or why they use tobacco. They just do it. However, knowing when and why you smoke or chew can help you choose the quitting strategy that is most likely to work. Perhaps you use tobacco:To relieve tension, especially after arguments or during stressful times, or when you feel angry or upset.To control your weight, either by keeping it down or because you're ...

  2. Anosmia - 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 ...

  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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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,

  8. Quitting Smoking - Thinking About Quitting?

    When you're craving tobacco, it's hard to focus on quitting. Preparing yourself before you quit can help. Before you toss the tobacco, get ready for a life without nicotine.MotivationWhat would motivate you to quit smoking? Think about it. Use this self - test to help you discover what might motivate you to quit smoking(What is a PDF document?).Staying healthy is one reason for teens to quit using

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

  10. 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 ...

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