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6 Common Smoking Triggers

Whether you are a casual smoker or chain smoker, there are a host of things can create the urge (trigger) to light up. When you are trying to quit, it is important to know these triggers so you can be prepared for them.

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How Smoking is Affecting Your Pets

If you're considering quitting smoking, good for you! For all the published and documented reasons over the years why smoking is harmful for your health, doing so may be the best thing you've ever done for your body. But if you feel like you need more motivation, have you considered what smoking does do your pets? You're putting your furry friends at risk each time you take a puff. Here how s...

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9 Tips on How do you Motivate a Teen to Quit Smoking

So, your kid is smoking. What do you do to help stop this? Your focus has to be on helping the young person develop a sense of self-worth while learning to communicate effectively. Effective and mature self-expression is a great stress control tool. Remember that it takes a lot of practice, especially if you are a teenager. 

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Exercise as'Replacement Crutch' to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

Sometimes the only thing you can do to not smoke is eat. While there are worse replacement crutches like drinking alcohol, or getting splinters in your esophagus from gnawing on wooden toothpicks know that you don't have to replace one vice with another. There are safer, more productive, even healthy alternatives to offset smoking.   

The most obvious choice is exercise. If you're going to...

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How Understanding Smoking Triggers Can Help You Quit

When you lit your very first cigarette, you never planned on lighting another. No one plans on becoming addicted to nicotine. It just happens. Nicotine latches on to the chemical receptors in your brain, and before you realize you're hooked, you are completely hooked.

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How Important is Your Heart Health?

If you could have a positive impact on the future, we wonder where you would start. Some people think about going back to the gym and training their bodies to be stronger and more active. Others think about changing their diet. They think about putting foods into their bodies without additives, preservatives, pesticides, or antibiotics, or perhaps to minimize their consumption of fats and...

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Building the Willpower Through Healthy Lifestyle Choices

How your life goes is decided by a million different influences, some big and some small. Almost every aspect of how and where you grow up becomes a part of you, shaping the opportunities you encounter and the way you make decisions throughout the rest of your life, including whether or not you smoke and how easy it is to quit. Who your parents were, the neighbourhood you lived in, the way...

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The Sneaky Smoker's Challenge 

It's not quite a parent's worst nightmare, but it's surely not a good day when you catch your home from college twenty-something rummaging through your purse for a cigarette, because "Mom. We all know you sneak smokes". You thought you were hiding it really well, but as it turns out, not so much. And now you're busted.  

Smoking used to be cool. Remember all those wicked fun ads for cigarettes...

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How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

It's a Monday night when you decide to stop smoking. You're tired of sitting outside in the rain or tired of your mother-in-law coughing obnoxiously loud every time you are in the same room as her. Whatever reason you have, you've stopped, but then the cravings set in. In the beginning it's cigarettes, but then it turns into anything you put in your mouth repeatedly for about five minutes at a...

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Why Do We Still Smoke?

We all know smoking is bad for us. The comprehensive campaigns against smoking have made it clear that smoking causes disease, that it's addictive, and that there are literally no health benefits to lighting up. Every cigarette someone goes through is just putting poison into their mouth, throat, lungs, and blood stream. Despite that, though, people still smoke. Maybe not as many as smoked in...

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10 Tips to Quit Smoking tricking yourself

Everyone knows that quitting cigarettes is hard, but for those who haven't been through it before, they can't really understand the cravings or how whole personal affectations like how you stand or what you do when you're stressed have been shaped by smoking. Leaving behind a habit that has become a major part of your life isn't easy, but it is something you can tackle one day at a time. Just...

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The Real Reasons Why You Want to Quit Smoking

The national attitude about smoking has changed significantly in the past two decades. And in that time, smokers have gotten a lot of flack and preachy speeches about why they should quit. These days, there's always someone ready to tell you why they think you should want to quit. But, we all think, who are they to tell you how you should feel about your habits? Just like the choice to smoke...

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The Heavy Impact of Smoking on Society

Most adults know the personal risks of smoking cigarettes - stained teeth, gum disease, cancer, just to name a few. But what about the impact of smoking on society? Every lung problem, heart problem, and disease which smokers can acquire also applies to non-smokers. Second-hand smoke is any smoke produced or exhaled by smokers. 

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5 Ways to Quit Smoking and Gain Wellness 

The fear of packing on weight often discourages smokers from quitting. What most smokers don't understand is how their body changes when they quit. Quit smoking not always mean to be unhealthy because you may eat more. You are more likely to gain wellness. 

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Quit Smoking without Gaining those Pounds

You're ready to quit smoking, and it's about time. Surely you've heard stories from friends and family about how hard it can be, and one of those hardships you may have noticed is weight gain. 

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How Camping Trips Can Help You Quit Smoking

Quitting is something that almost every smoker struggles with, especially as the number of smoking sections and areas continues to shrink. You know it's bad for you, that you are simultaneously taxing your heart and lungs for a little relaxation, and that your non-smoker friends and family are all vaguely bothered by the smokey smell that follows you around. Maybe you only smoke socially, or...

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How to Make a Smoking Journal That Will Help You Quit

One of the reasons it's so hard to quit smoking is that we don't realise exactly how frequently we reach for a cigarette. You may know how often you buy a new pack or have a smoking break pattern but even being aware of your smoking doesn't mean you actually notice the pace, the rate, and how long it takes for you to start craving a new one. Often, once you start paying attention to your...

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Nine Weird Ways To Quit Smoking

Have you ever felt like you've already tried all the conventional quit techniques and nothing works? Many smokers get into a quitting rut where they've tried to quit so many times that even the best techniques are currently serving to remind you of a previous failure. This can lead to a bad demoralisation cycle which only makes smoking more likely, not less. However, the 'standard ways' aren't...

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Smoking Triggers and How to Avoid Them

There are countless instances and events that can trigger our need to pick up a cigarette. For many, it becomes a crutch that can be difficult to take off. Here are a few things that might trigger you to take a puff, and ways to circumvent having to do so:

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How Smoking Negatively Affects Men and Women Fertility

Smoking has proven to be harmful to the body over time; however, what many people don't realise is that smoking can negatively affect fertility in both men and women. This is why individuals are strongly encouraged to quit smoking to ensure that they lead a healthier and happy life. The first key to living a healthier life is through proper knowledge. For this reason, we're going to provide...

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