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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.

Women Have a Tougher Time Quitting Smoking But Greater Reasons to Keep Trying

Research shows that women who smoke are at higher risk for a number of serious health problems than those who don't. Learn why women have a tougher time quitting smoking despite the many reasons to quit.

Quit Smoking. Period.

If you’re a female smoker who wants to quit, your body may have some biological mechanisms to help you kick the habit. Read more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

FDA Extends Tobacco Regulations to Cover E-Cigarettes, Hookahs and More

The FDA extends its authority over e-cigarettes, hookahs, pipes and other tobacco products. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Hookah Smoking Delivers Way, Way, Way More Toxins than Cigarettes

Smoking from a hookah delivers more of a puff-for-puff toxic punch than cigarettes. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Bacterial Enzymes Join the Campaign to Stop Smoking

Researchers have found a bacteria that eats nicotine. Learn how Pseudomonas putida could help people to stop smoking. See more »

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

Few things in life truly become universal human experiences, but The story comes up again and again: A trader, usually an English trader, sets foot in a new land. He lights up with the locals, and he just can't stop. He gets a bag of the stuff and he ... See more »

10 Organizations That Want to Help You Quit Smoking

There are organizations that want to help you quit smoking. See 10 organizations that want to help you quit smoking to get information and resources. See more »

When did humans start smoking, anyway?

When did humans start smoking? With today's technology, we know the answer. Take a look at when humans started smoking at Discovery Fit and Health. See more »

Is it really possible to be a social smoker?

Can you just be a social smoker? And what does it mean to be a social smoker? Find the answers to these questions at Discovery Fit & Health. See more »

What organization spends the most on smoking prevention?

What organization spends the most on smoking prevention? See the list of the top organizations that spend the most money on smoking prevention. See more »

10 Common Smoking Triggers

Common smoking triggers include stress and the smell of smoke. See 10 common smoking triggers to learn more about smoking addiction and cessation. See more »