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Terry Martin

Updated Articles and Resources

By Terry Martin

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Smoking During Pregnancy Created: Saturday, July 10, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Continuing to smoke during pregnancy carries risks for the unborn child. Statistics taken from the 2004 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking detail the dangers of smoking during pregnancy."
    • The Health Consequences of Smoking Created: Sunday, July 18, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The 2004 Report of the Surgeon General: The Health Consequences of Smoking, details the risks not only to smokers, but to nonsmokers, unborn children, adolescents, and seniors."
    • Using Chantix to Help You Quit Smoking Created: Monday, October 16, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Chantix is a drug specifically developed for smoking cessation by Pfizer, Inc. It has the unique ability to mimic nicotine in the body and block nicotine at the same time.
    • If You're Thinking about Quitting, Please Do It Created: Monday, January 19, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      With a year of smoke freedom under her belt, Perk knows the value of what she has worked so hard to achieve.
    • Set Yourself Free. You Can. Created: Sunday, August 27, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Risja's quit smoking story is a good example of how smokers think...and how we can overcome the box nicotine addiction puts us into.
    • Smoke-Free and Happy Created: Monday, April 25, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Forum support and education about what to expect from smoking cessation helped Paula quit smoking for good.
    • Am I at Risk for Lung Cancer? Created: Sunday, April 10, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer claims more lives than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined every year in the United States.
    • Lean Into It Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Quitting smoking is a mind over matter issue more than it is physical recovery from a drug. Changing how we think of smoking is key as Jeff shares in his quit story.
    • Peace of Mind at One Year Smoke-Free Created: Sunday, January 18, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      The biggest benefit Neeny sees at her one year mark is simple. Peace of mind. There is nothing better than that.
    • Proud and Grateful at One Year Smoke-Free Created: Saturday, January 10, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Michelle knows that she can't smoke again, but the freedom from addiction she has found has made it more than worth it, as she details in her quit story.
    • Smoking and Metabolism Created: Monday, December 17, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 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.
    • I Was Afraid to Smoke and Afraid to Quit Created: Sunday, June 11, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Like so many of us, Mary lost many loved ones to smoking-related disease, yet kept on puffing. She finally found the way out though. This is her story.
    • Quitting Smoking and Weight Gain FAQs Created: Saturday, September 04, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 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.
    • Smoking Made Me Feel Like a Hypocrite Created: Sunday, November 27, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      May's quit story hits a chord that most smokers can identify with - hatred. Hatred for smoking, for what it puts us through, for how hard it is to quit.
    • A Long List of Benefits Created: Monday, March 24, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 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.
    • Quit Smoking Benefits - One Year Later Created: Sunday, February 01, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Health benefits of quitting are significant. At a year smoke-free, the added risk of heart disease due to smoking drops to half that of current smokers.
    • Smoking Since the Age of 16 Created: Sunday, March 12, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Starting at age 16, Luisa smoked for many years and tried numerous times to quit. This is how she finally did it.
    • Gratitude is My Attitude Created: Saturday, April 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Lesly is fully aware of what a grand accomplishment quitting smoking is. The freedom gained is worth every bit of work it takes to achieve.
    • Linda's One Year Achievement Created: Saturday, January 17, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Linda shares with us the value of sticking with your quit until the rough days pass. The benefits are worth the work it takes to achieve them!
    • Smoking is a Never-Ending Cycle Created: Sunday, August 27, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      While she might still think fondly of smoking once in awhile, Liz knows that she's done with it. The peace of mind is far too valuable to give up.
    • Emphysema - Causes and Symptoms Created: Sunday, August 07, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Emphysema is a severe lung disease in which the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs become damaged. Symptoms include shortness of breath and chronic cough.
    • The Pros and Cons of Smoking Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Most smokers have a love/hate relationship with cigarette smoking. The pros and cons of cigarette smoking are explored by ex-smoker Zoe in this article.
    • Quitter's Flu Created: Sunday, November 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A term that refers to some of the discomforts that can accompany nicotine withdrawal, quitter's flu is a temporary condition.
    • Living My Best Possible Life Created: Friday, May 14, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Having strong resolve and a plan to stay out of risky situations will help you quit smoking, as Larry shares in his quit story.
    • A List of Benefits at One Year Smoke-Free Created: Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Nicotine addiction lets go a little at a time, and similarly, improvements to our health also come gradually, as Larry describes in his quit story.
    • Life Beyond Cigarettes Created: Friday, January 21, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Perspective is everything when it comes to kicking nicotine addiction to the curb permanently, as Kerri illustrates in her quit story.
    • Tears From Heaven at One Year Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      At a year smoke-free, Jenn looks back at the ups and downs of recovery from nicotine addiction.
    • 20 Surprising Smoking Facts Created: Monday, October 29, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      How many smokers in the world today? How many cigarette filters litter our environment? These smoking facts and tobacco statistics may surprise you.
    • Will Nicotine Withdrawal Ever End? Created: Sunday, April 03, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Though not true symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, feelings that mimic nicotine withdrawal can crop up months into smoking cessation.
    • I Used to Punctuate My Life with Cigarettes Created: Saturday, September 30, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      With support from people around her and the About.com Smoking Cessation forum, Kat was able to quit smoking for good.
    • Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms and How to Manage Them Created: Sunday, November 09, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Nicotine withdrawal is a challenging phase of smoking cessation, but the symptoms are more easily managed when you know what to expect.
    • A Year of Transformation Created: Monday, October 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Reflecting back on this past year, is to look back at a year of transformation. Little did I know when I made the decision to quit smoking, what a profound effect it would have on my entire life and who I am.

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