Category Archives: Smoking Cessation

Quit Smoking Methods That Will Work for You

An expert says there are some effective quit smoking methods which will make you get rid of the habit for good. Dr. Gordon Strauss, a psychiatrist specializing in smoking cessation at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City came with his cessation advice prior to the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout which took place on November 19. According to … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Great American Smokeout is on November 19

Annually in the USA takes place Great American Smokeout, in the course of which smokers are encouraged to quit their habit. The event is organized by American Cancer Society with the aim to reduce smoking rates in the country. This year Great American Smokeout takes place on November 19. Health experts say that quitting smoking may help to prevent a … Continue reading

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Tetris Helps to Reduce Cravings for Cigarettes

A latest study found that playing Tetris, a block-stacking video game, can ease by nearly one-fifth not only cravings for food, but also cravings for cigarettes. The peculiarity of the study is that it was made on people ouside laboratory. Studies made previously were made in laboratory and they found that Tetris helps to reduce cravings. Past studies mainly were … Continue reading

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Smoking Cessation Tips for Seniors

Quitting smoking can be extremely hard for seniors who smoked a significant part of their lives. Health care specialists do recommend them to quit as soon as possible because at their age they are at higher risks for developing cardiovascular diseases. Here are some tips for senios for successful quitting. 1. Avoid triggers Being among friends or family members who … Continue reading

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Motivational Interviewing for Quitting

It is a well known fact that smoking habit can hardly be changed. To help smokers deal with their habit a technique called motivational interviewing can help. With the help of it smokers may quit for good by exploring reasons why they use cigarettes, why they want to get rid of them and what difficulties they may face while quitting. … Continue reading

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Exercises Help Depressed Smokers to Quit

A new study shows that depressed people have difficulties with quitting smoking. Scientists say that depressed people can hardly go through symptoms following quitting such as insomnia, cravings and anxiety. However, extra exercises may help smokers quit faster. Even simple walking can help here. The co-author of the stufy is Gregory Moullec, a postdoctoral researcher in the department of exercise … Continue reading

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Yoga and Meditation Practices for Smoking Cessation

Till today there was made a very small number of studies on how mind and body may work together for smoking cessation. A recent one suggests that yoga along with meditation techniques may help people quit smoking. The results of the research were published in the journal called Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  It was funded by NCCAM. In the course … Continue reading

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Smoking Cessation Guide

Most people believe that taking a drug helps to feel normally and weaken withdrawal symptoms, however, nicotine addiction isn’t that simple. People do smoke because the nicotine they have been inhaling for years has changed their brain chemistry to create strong urges to smoke. The urges appear because each cigarette smoked immediately sends a signal to the brain that makes … Continue reading

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44 Million Smokers in the USA

Though passed 50 years since release of the first surgeon general’s report on smoking and health, these days studies on effects of tobacco use still continue. Dr. Frieden and public health specialists in the USA are searching for better ways to help the 44 million American smokers to quit and to prevent youth from starting smoking. Dr. Frieden says that … Continue reading

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Smoking Cessation Needs of Women

Dr. Kenneth Perkins, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School says that for women quitting smoking is more difficult than for men because of next factors specific only to women: 1. menstrual cycle may affect withdrawal symptoms; 2. women fear more than men to gain weight; 3. nicotine replacement therapy may not be as effective as for … Continue reading

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