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Avoid Weight Gain When You Quit

With a little knowledge about what to expect and a plan to deal with the cravings for food that may come with withdrawal, managing your weight while recovering from nicotine addiction is possible.

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Q & A's from the First Week of Smoking Cessation

Wednesday April 23, 2014

The first week of smoking cessation can seem like a constant struggle between your desire to quit smoking and the voice inside prodding you to go ahead and have just one cigarette.

Members of the support forum here at About.com Smoking Cessation have plenty of practical advice on how to manage unhealthy thoughts of smoking and the physical symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

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Lean Into It - Jeff's Story

Monday April 21, 2014

Breaking ties with smoking permanently lies in changing the relationship we have with our cigarettes, and at two years smoke-free, Jeff has valuable insight into how to achieve that.

Thanks for sharing Jeff, and congratulations on two smoke-free years!

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The First Six Smoke-Free Months

Monday April 21, 2014

Members of the About.com Smoking Cessation forum have valuable insights to share for new ex-smokers. Their stories are full of practical tips about what works when we quit smoking and the benefits we might expect to enjoy.

While the journey to quit smoking is unique to each one of us, most ex-smokers face  similar challenges early on.  Learn how others have broken the chains of nicotine addiction  so that you might avoid stumbling yourself.

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Addicted to Nicotine Gum

Tuesday April 15, 2014

"I quit smoking 8 months ago, and I used nicotine gum to help me do it. I still chew the gum - I think I may be addicted to it! I only chew a couple of pieces of gum a day though...isn't that a lot better than smoking a pack of cigarettes every day?"

If used responsibly, nicotine replacement therapy has the potential to help you wean yourself off of tobacco products in a way that minimizes nicotine withdrawal.

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