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Updated Articles and Resources

By Terry Martin

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 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.
    • Are Roll Your Own Cigarettes A "Healthier" Smoking Choice? Created: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      People often think that smoking roll your own cigarettes is a "healthier" smoking choice, but are they? What health risks are associated with them?
    • Desperate to Smoke and Desperate to Quit Created: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      In her quit story, Lesly illustrates the emotional push and pull that nicotine addiction forces on smokers who want to quit.
    • Four Steps to Overcome the Urge to Smoke Created: Thursday, September 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Education and preparation will help you beat the urge to smoke. Use these tips to decipher and manage smoking urges, one-by-one.
    • 10 Tips to Help You Cope with Stress After You Stop Smoking Created: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Stress is a powerful trigger for most smokers, and when we quit, we have to find new ways to cope without lighting up.
    • Am I Too Old to Quit Smoking? Created: Sunday, August 01, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Older smokers often think it's too late to quit smoking. They worry that the damage from cigarette smoking has already been done to their health, and quitting tobacco won't do them any good.
    • Nicotine Withdrawal and Junkie Thinking Created: Saturday, November 15, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Nicotine withdrawal puts unhealthy thoughts of smoking into our minds, but with knowledge of what to expect, you can beat junkie thinking down.
    • 5 Key Reasons to Quit Smoking Now (Before It's Too Late) Created: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 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.
    • Smoking and Metabolism Created: Monday, December 17, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Cigarette smoking forces the heart to beat approx 10 to 20 times more per minute temporarily when a cigarette is inhaled, increasing metabolic rate.
    • 20 Facts about Nicotine You Should Know Created: Monday, November 11, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Nicotine is addictive, but it also carries other risks to your health that you're probably not aware of.
    • Smoking and Atherosclerosis Created: Monday, January 30, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Fatty substances such as cholesterol, cellular waste and calcium deposited along the lining of arteries in a person's body contribute to atherosclerosis. Smoking is a risk factor for atherosclerosis.
    • How to Quit Smoking: An Educated Quit is a Successful Quit Created: Saturday, February 14, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      With education about what to expect when you quit smoking and the support to make it happen, you can successfully leave nicotine addiction behind.
    • Depression When You Quit Smoking Created: Saturday, February 25, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Understanding why you feel depression after quitting smoking and what you can do about it will help you weather this phase of recovery more easily.
    • Quitting Smoking and Weight Gain FAQs Created: Saturday, September 04, 2004 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Weight gain is common when people quit smoking, but it is not inevitable. Learn how to keep your weight under control when you quit smoking.
    • Facts about Secondhand Smoke Created: Sunday, May 16, 2004 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Secondhand smoke is a dangerous mixture of chemicals that cause disease and death.
    • Beat Smoking Urges with Exercise Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Exercise has a number of benefits for people who have quit smoking, including reducing smoking urges during nicotine withdrawal.
    • The Five D's of Quitting Smoking Created: Sunday, June 26, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 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.
    • What are the health hazards associated with cigar smoking? Created: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      People often think that cigar smoking is safer than cigarettes because they do not inhale. Is that true? What are the hazards?
    • Questions and Answers About the First Week of Smoking Cessation Created: Sunday, February 15, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Common questions about the first week of smoking cessation, with answers from successful ex-smokers.
    • Choosing the Day to Quit Smoking Created: Sunday, February 22, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      When is the best time to quit smoking? The answer is as soon as possible, but for the best shot at getting a good start, use these tips to pick a quit date.
    • The Truth About Smoking Pleasure Created: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Most smokers think they like smoking, but the truth about 'smoking pleasure' has little to do with enjoyment.

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