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  1. 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.

  2. Quitting Smoking: Helping Someone Quit

    How to help someone quit smoking.

  3. Hypnosis for Quitting Smoking

    WebMD discusses hypnosis for smoking cessation including benefits, risks, and how it works.

  4. Effects of Smoking Pipes and Cigars

    WebMD explains the negative health effects of smoking pipes and cigars, not just cigarettes.

  5. Frequently Asked Questions About Quitting Smoking

    These questions and answers address key issues about quitting smoking cigarettes.

  6. Ned's Story: Quitting Smoking - 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 ...

  7. Varenicline (Chantix) for Quitting Smoking

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

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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