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Terry Martin

Updated Articles and Resources

By Terry Martin

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Stress and Smoking Cessation Created: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      Dealing with stress when quitting smoking is a challenge for almost every ex-smoker. These tips will help you manage more easily.
    • 5 Tips That Promote Heart Health Created: Monday, February 05, 2007 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States today. Learn what you can do to promote heart health for yourself and those you love.
    • Secondhand Smoke Exposure Linked to Pregnancy Risks Created: Thursday, August 21, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      The risks of smoking while pregnant are well-documented, but new research shows that exposure to secondhand smoke also carries risks to the unborn child.
    • The Psychology of a Smoking Relapse Created: Saturday, January 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Understanding the psychology that leads to a smoking relapse is the best way to avoid having one.
    • Does Quitting Smoking Cause Constipation? Created: Monday, February 25, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Intestinal discomforts including stomach problems, gas and constipation are common side effects of smoking cessation.
    • Nicotine Withdrawal and Junkie Thinking Created: Saturday, November 15, 2003 Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
      Nicotine withdrawal puts unhealthy thoughts of smoking into our minds, but with knowledge of what to expect, you can beat junkie thinking down.
    • The Five D's - Tips That Will Help You Stay Quit Created: Sunday, June 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      These 5 tips will help you quickly decipher and respond in a healthy way to smoking urges as they come up during nicotine withdrawal.
    • How Quitting Smoking Has Changed My Life Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      As smokers, we think life will be dismal without our cigarettes. These ex-smokers tell you why that's not true.
    • Supplies to Have on Hand When You Quit Smoking Created: Sunday, June 18, 2006 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      The early days of smoking cessation are a lot easier to manage if you have a few supplies on hand to grab when the urge to smoke hits.
    • How You Can Prepare to Quit Smoking Created: Saturday, November 15, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Find out how you can prepare for smoking cessation. Knowing what to expect from nicotine withdrawal will help you manage the challenges successfully.
    • 5 Key Reasons to Quit Smoking Now Created: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      If you're a smoker, this look at 5 diseases related to smoking and the real-life stories of those who went through them is sobering food for thought.
    • There is No Such Thing as "Just One" Cigarette Created: Saturday, June 18, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      What will happen if I smoke just one cigarette after I quit smoking? Will I relapse and become addicted again?
    • A Long List of Benefits Created: Monday, March 24, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      At a year smoke-free, the list of physical and emotional benefits from quitting are impressive, as Marah shows us in her quit story.
    • Superman Doesn't Smoke Created: Saturday, February 19, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Talking directly to your kids about smoking while they are young is the best way to help them avoid tobacco use later on.
    • 22 Things I've Learned About Quitting Smoking Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      In her personal account, this ex-smoker shares 22 things that helped her quit smoking successfully. They will help you, too.
    • Four Steps to Overcome the Urge to Smoke Created: Thursday, September 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Education and preparation will help you beat the urge to smoke. Use these tips to decipher and manage smoking urges, one-by-one.
    • Pesticides in Cigarette Smoke Created: Sunday, April 23, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Pesticides are toxic agents used to kill pests, but smokers inhale those same chemicals into their lungs with every puff on a cigarette.
    • Hydrogen Cyanide in Cigarette Smoke Created: Sunday, November 30, 2003 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Hydrogen Cyanide is poisonous gas present in cigarette smoke, secondhand smoke, making it a danger to smokers and nonsmokers alike.
    • Smokeless Tobacco Overview - Facts and Information Created: Sunday, August 16, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      What is smokeless tobacco and is it safer than smoking?
    • 5 Important Smokeless Tobacco Facts Created: Monday, September 07, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Smokeless tobacco products include snuff, dip and chewing tobacco. While smokeless tobacco is less harmful than smoking, it still carries significant health risks for the consumer.
    • How Can I Break the Association Between Smoking and Drinking? Created: Sunday, March 18, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Is smoking once in awhile when I'm out for drinks a risk, and how can I stop? It should be easy, but I'm having a hard time doing it.
    • What are The Icky Threes? Created: Monday, September 15, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      The icky threes refer to particular phases of smoking cessation that can be bumpy and uncomfortable as we move through nicotine withdrawal and beyond.
    • Information About Hookah Smoking Created: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Is hookah smoking safer than cigarette smoking? Learn the facts about hookah use.
    • How To Manage Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms More Easily Created: Sunday, November 09, 2003 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Nicotine withdrawal is a challenging phase of smoking cessation, but the symptoms are more easily managed when you know what to expect.
    • The Healing World Created: Sunday, January 25, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      This personal account of one woman's journey through lung cancer treatment gives readers an honest and heart-wrenching look into the world of chemotherapy.
    • Foster a Mindset That Will Help You Quit Smoking Created: Sunday, July 23, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Building a mindset to help you quit smoking permanently is a process. Use these tips to help you start to change your relationship with cigarettes.
    • You Have to Stay Quit to Get There - Dana's Story Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      At 5 years smoke-free, Dana knows that the discomforts that come with smoking cessation are truly temporary.
    • Diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer Created: Saturday, January 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Cheryl was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, third stage B at the age of 56. This is her story in her own words.
    • I Quit Smoking Because... Created: Saturday, August 26, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Why do you want to quit smoking? Take a look at the reasons others had when they'd reached their last straw and were ready to quit.
    • EB's List of Reasons Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      At one month smoke-free, EB tells us why she wanted to quit and how she feels now. What are your reasons to quit smoking?
    • 101 Things to Do Instead of Smoking Created: Monday, May 24, 2004 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Distraction is a valuable tool when you quit smoking and this list will give you plenty of ideas of things to do instead of lighting up.
    • What Chemicals are in Cigarettes and Cigarette Smoke? Created: Sunday, June 01, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      To date, more than 7000 toxic chemicals have been identified in cigarettes and cigarette smoke. Many of them are poisonous and/or carcinogenic.

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