Friday March 7, 2014
Do you worry about getting lung cancer? Most smokers do.
If you're a smoker (or ex-smoker) who is concerned about what the years of tobacco smoking have done to your lungs, consider this: by quitting, your risk of a wide variety of smoking-related illnesses decreases dramatically, as well as the risk of lung cancer.
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Thursday March 6, 2014
There are two important steps involved in recovery from nicotine addiction: physical and psychological, or body and mind. Physical recovery, while intense, is over within a relatively short period of time.
Psychological recovery from nicotine addiction is achieved bit by bit as we learn new ways to cope than don't involve smoking. Understanding this distinction and gaining wisdom about the mind games the habit of smoking puts us through helps us win over nicotine addiction, once and for all.
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Wednesday March 5, 2014
Pat is a member of the support forum here at About.com Smoking Cessation. She recently reached a year smoke-free and has kindly detailed how she did it, along with her list of reasons for quitting.
Read Pat's story and the others below for a boost of motivation to create your own smoking cessation success story.
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Thursday February 27, 2014
From lethargy to insomnia, symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can be surprising and uncomfortable, but all are temporary.
While it's not common, coughing after quitting smoking can also show up as a symptom of withdrawal. Let's take a closer look.
Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms
10 Tips to Help You Manage Nicotine Withdrawal
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