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Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Despite this, some smokers find quitting daunting. They think it will take a very long time before seeing improvements in their health and well-being.However, the timeline for seeing real benefits...

The American Lung Association has been helping people quit smoking for over 35 years through Freedom From Smoking®. Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the country, Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands individuals quit smoking for good and is now...

By American Lung Association Are you ready to quit? These five tips to help you on the path to success: It's never too late to quit. While it's best to quit smoking as early as possible, quitting smoking at any age will enhance the length and quality...

By David L Katz M.D. & Debra L. Gordon Draw a line down the center of a piece of paper and write them on one side; on the other side make a list of all the things you dislike, such as how it can interfere with...

By Mandy Oaklander Researchers have long sought for answers on the best way to help people quit smoking. Often, it comes down to two options: quitting cold turkey or gradually tapering a smoking habit. But which one works better? “A lot of people think that the common sense way...

By American Lung Association Smoking is glamorized in movies and television shows, but parents are the most important influences in their children's lives. Tell your children honestly and directly that you don't want them to smoke cigarettes. Give them clear, consistent messages about the risks of smoking. ...

By Marilynn Larkin A new lozenge containing the amino acid L-cysteine is an effective, non-toxic smoking-cessation product, according to researchers in Finland. At least two U.S. experts are not convinced, however. The study was conducted by Dr. Kari Syrjanen who, along with five coauthors, works in Helsinki for...

By Cari Nierenberg Cigarette smoke can have wide-ranging health effects on the body, and the lungs and airways are two of the hardest-hit areas. But the good news is that after a person quits smoking, the lungs can heal to a certain extent, said Dr. Norman Edelman, a...



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