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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Quitting Tobacco

    Drug details for Nicotine replacement therapy for quitting tobacco.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Anosmia - Topic Overview

    What is anosmia? Anosmia (say "ay-NAWZ-mee-uh") is the loss of the sense of smell. It can be a problem by itself or a symptom of another health problem. It can last a short time,such as when you have a stuffy nose from a cold,or it can be permanent. Some people have a reduced sense of smell. This is called hyposmia (say "hy-PAWZ-mee-uh"). These people may be able smell some scents but not ...

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