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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 Two: The Benefits of Being Tobacco-Free

Maybe you've thought about giving up tobacco but just never seem to get there. It might help to take small steps toward overcoming your habit. Learn about the benefits of being tobacco-free to motivate yourself to quit smoking.


Light It Up!: True or False Smoking Quiz

 Light It Up!: True or False Smoking Quiz

This ultimate smoking quiz tests your knowledge about smoking and your health. How much do you really know? Take the Ultimate Smoking Quiz and find out. See more »

How does your body digest a cigarette?

 How does your body digest a cigarette?

Can you body really digest a cigarette? Not really -- those chemicals just aren't useful for its functions. Find out how your body digests a cigarette. See more »

Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

 Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

It's hard to quit smoking because cigarette manufacturers make it hard. Find out what cigarette companies put in cigarettes to make it hard to quit smoking. See more »

Is quitting smoking contagious?

 Is quitting smoking contagious?

Is quitting smoking contagious? Research suggests it could be. Peer pressure often drives smokers to quit. Learn whether quitting smoking is contagious. See more »

Americans Will Kick Butts on April 3

 Americans Will Kick Butts on April 3

Americans will kick butts on April 3 as thousands give up smoking. Learn how Americans will kick butts on April 3 at Discovery Health. See more »

You Can Avoid Weight Gain When You Quit Smoking

 You Can Avoid Weight Gain When You Quit Smoking

How do you avoid weight gain when you quit smoking? Learn to avoid weight gain when you quit smoking at Discovery Health. See more »

 Choose a Plan or Create Your Own to Quit Smoking

Should you choose a plan or create your own to quit smoking? Learn to choose a plan or create your own to quit smoking at Discovery Health. See more »

Conquering the Urge to Smoke

 Conquering the Urge to Smoke

Conquering the urge to smoke is a pivotal point in a smoker's journey to quit. Learn about conquering the urge to smoke at Discovery Health. See more »

 Find Your Reason to Quit Smoking

Find your reason to quit smoking to help you start the journey. Learn how to find your reason to quit smoking at Discovery Health. See more »

 Identify and Conquer Your Smoking Triggers

Knowing how to identify and conquer smoking triggers will help you quit for good. Learn to identify and conquer smoking triggers. See more »