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  1. Bupropion (Zyban) for Quitting Smoking

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

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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.

  6. Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out whether you're ready to quit smoking.This interactive tool measures your readiness to quit smoking. The tool uses the stages of change approach, which is based on research about how people typically make behavior changes. The approach suggests that to make positive change, people must go through distinct stages from not thinking about quitting to actually quitting. Based on

  7. Interactive Tool: How Much Is Smoking Costing You? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out how much smoking is costing you.This interactive tool calculates how much money you have spent on cigarettes in the past or how much you will spend on them in the future. When computing future costs, this calculator does not take into account inflation or the rising cost of cigarettes or the taxes on them. The actual amount you spend will be higher.Although you may be ...

  8. Quit Smoking: Your Guide to Kicking the Habit

    Do you want to quit smoking? If so, read this first and find out where to start.

  9. 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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