Learning how to stop smoking can be difficult, but with a good support group, a lot of information and a little dedication, you CAN be successful at it. Use the following guide as you embark upon your quit smoking journey:
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If you're having trouble quitting smoking, perhaps you need a good reason -- or maybe several of them. Learn the hazards of cigarettes from this cigarette smoking fact sheet.
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Cigarette smoke imposes many health risks in and of itself, but exposure to secondhand smoke is almost just as bad, because it's linked to COPD
, lung cancer
, heart disease
, stroke and hardening of the arteries. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family.
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Did you know that nicotine addiction is the most common type of chemical dependency in the United States? In fact, cigarette smoking is just as addictive as heroin, cocaine and alcohol
. If you need help quitting, these 10 quit smoking tips may be just what the doctor ordered.
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Stop smoking aids
can help you become a successful non-smoker, particularly if you have tried to quit time and time again with little success. From nicotine replacement therapy to the latest in smoking cessation medications, learn which stop smoking aids may be right for you.
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When you're trying to quit smoking, it's important to know that you don't have to do it alone. Join the quit smoking support group in the COPD Forum to meet new friends and get answers to frequently asked questions about smoking cessation.
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Ask anyone and they will tell you that quitting smoking was one of the most difficult things they ever did. That's why you'll need a lot of additional support and understanding. Visit the following quit smoking websites to find a smoking cessation program that best suits your needs.