SMOKING CESSATION

Since nicotine is addictive, smoking cessation is a difficult process, but quitting could save your life. Learn about the dangers of smoking and read about effective methods for smoking cessation.

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Stage Four: Feeling Good About Not Using Tobacco

After the first three stages of quitting smoking, you're making progress toward a lifetime of freedom from tobacco. Learn how feeling good about not using tobacco will help you stick with your healthy lifestyle.

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  • How does your body digest a cigarette?
    How does your body digest a cigarette?

    Cigarettes are packed with ammonia, arsenic and turpentine. Take a deep drag. Those same substances clean toilets, kill rats and strip varnish from wood. See more »

  • Is quitting smoking contagious?
    Is quitting smoking contagious?

    Imagine you have to take cigarette breaks alone. Your old smoking buddies -- those quitters -- won't even hang out with you anymore. You can't believe it, but you just might have to quit too. See more »

  • Why is it so hard to quit smoking?
    Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

    Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against you. Cigarette makers have found more than one way to make your brain scream for another cig. And another. And another. See more »

  • 10 Best Things About Quitting Smoking
    10 Best Things About Quitting Smoking

    So many positive changes occur when you giving up smoking. Reaping any of these 10 rewards can make the difficult struggle to quit well worth it. See more »

  • 10 Common Smoking Triggers
    10 Common Smoking Triggers

    Whether you've just quit smoking or you're trying to severely limit your nicotine intake, there will be myriad other triggers just waiting for you. Like the seven deadly sins of the medieval morality plays, these triggers can tempt the most well-meaning quitter into lighting up and breathing out that smoky cloud of relief. See more »

  • 10 Little-known Facts About E-cigarettes
    10 Little-known Facts About E-cigarettes

    Electronic cigarettes were introduced to the U.S. market in 2007 and offer an alternative to smoking tobacco. But are they a healthier option or a riskier choice? Before you consider taking up the e-cig habit, get the facts. See more »

  • 10 Organizations That Want to Help You Quit Smoking
    10 Organizations That Want to Help You Quit Smoking

    Some say it's as hard to quit smoking as it is to kick a heroin habit, so it's no surprise that there are numerous products and services dedicated to helping smokers quit. What are some of the top organizations that can help you kick the habit? See more »

  • 10 Reasons People Start Smoking
    10 Reasons People Start Smoking

    Study after study shows a link between smoking and a host of health problems, but still, more than five million adults per year die from tobacco-related illnesses. So why do people continue to take up smoking? See more »

  • 10 Things Not to Do if You Want Someone to Stop Smoking
    10 Things Not to Do if You Want Someone to Stop Smoking

    And as much as you may hate it, you have to remember that those who smoke might actually love it. So if you want to help them quit, remember there are ways you have to go about winning this battle, and knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do. See more »

  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About the History of Smoking
    10 Things You Didn't Know About the History of Smoking

    The history of smoking is, in many respects, driven by adventure, greed and friendship. But more than anything, it's driven by addiction. So what are some of the lesser-known facts about smoking's rich and varied history? See more »

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