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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.

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Do ads really get kids to start smoking?

Some say characters like the Marlboro Man and Joe Camel were designed to target children, rather than the adults the tobacco companies claimed they intended to reach with these ads. But do ads like these really lead to kids smoking?


How often do smokers relapse when they quit?

Many smokers who decide to quit ultimately start smoking again. What exactly triggers the relapse and how can you fight it?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Americans Will Kick Butts on April 3

Begun in September 1995, Kick Butts Day has grown into an international observance of the health dangers of smoking. Learn how Kick Butts Day could help save millions of smokers' lives --including yours.

You Can Avoid Weight Gain When You Quit Smoking

Don't let the possibility of weight gain keep you from quitting smoking. You can prevent weight gain by taking a few easy precautions when you quit smoking.

There are plenty of organizations that provide plans to quit smoking, but many successful former smokers devised plans of their own that may help you quit. Read other former smokers' stories of quitting to help put you on the road to success.

Conquering the Urge to Smoke

During the first hours and days, the urge to smoke can be enormous. Here, former smokers share the varied and ingenious tricks they used to conquer the urge to smoke.