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Build Willpower to Quit Smoking and lead a Healthy Lifestyle

It's hard having the willpower to follow through when it feels like you are the only one. When you see others around you indulging in the one thing you have vowed to quit, self-denial feels like punishment. How do you get to the place where you are that person with the healthy lifestyle, and healthy eating is just second nature. You are the one passing by the box of doughnuts in the break...

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Four Ways Smoking Can Damage your Skin

There is much discussion surrounding skin damage due to overexposure to the burning UV rays of the sun, but many people overlook the proven link between skin damage and smoking. Both men and women are seeking ways to prevent progressive skin damage and obvious signs of aging through topical remedies as a lifestyle change. Yet, quitting smoking is one thing that can dramatically revitalise skin...

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Quitting Smoking is All About Self-Regulation

Did you know that your smartphone probably has an app (i.e. the iPhone's Health app) that makes it easy to track the number of steps that you take? If it doesn't, you can easily download this kind of app from Google Play or the App Store. If you walk around a large building, for example, you would be surprised how several trips could easily equal one kilometer. If you walked several kilometers...

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Well-Being & Quitting Smoking: Preventing Health Damage if a Young Smoker

The facts about how early people start smoking here in Australia are both sobering and promising. While student smoking has dropped more than half since 1999, it still stands at about 6.7%. Even that's likely dropped since these statistics released a few years ago. Nevertheless, any student still smoking is something everyone should try to eradicate.

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Quitting Smoking and Using Reduced-Harm Cigarettes: Are They Really Safer?

When you start getting serious about quitting smoking, you may think you can take other routes to quit gradually. While this is usually the best way, some people fall into the trap of thinking reduced-harm cigarettes can suffice until quitting completely.

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The Connection Between Self-Doubt and Quitting Smoking

According to Mazlow's hierarchy of needs, we all crave emotional connections, including friendship and love. A recent post from the Sydney Morning Herald found that people have gotten so used to having a potential list of mates on apps like Tinder that they have developed unrealistic expectations for dating, feel burned out, and then tend to give less effort. This might be how you're feeling...

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Understanding what you Smoke: Looking at the Chemicals in Cigarettes

There is enough information available in society for consumers like us to realize that cigarettes are not healthy. It used to be that we would see commercials focusing on the harmful effects of smoking, and the content seemed to focus less on the ingredients within the cigarettes themselves. So, we thought it would be helpful here to spend a little time on the subject of chemicals. We know...

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Skin Damage and Smoking

You may know that you can get all sorts of health problems from smoking but did you know that serious  skin damage and smoking go together, too? Here are four types of skin problems that smoking can cause or exacerbate:

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How Would You Feel if You Quit Smoking? It's Time to Put Your Health First.

We know that our readers desire to quit their nasty smoking habit. It's not just a pie-in-the-sky idea. It's something they think about each and every day. At the same time, smokers entertain a range of reasons they will quit and reasons they will continue. They all know that smoking is bad for their health. They always weigh the pros and cons in their minds, trying to rationalize the habit...

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5 Scary Things That Happen to Your Skin When You're a Chronic Smoker

Although you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who wasn't aware of the horrifically detrimental effects of smoking, it is unfortunately an addiction that far too many people are still controlled by. The good news is that there are plenty of ways a person can defeat this addiction and get on the road to a healthier life. And part of what will help a person quit smoking is being armed with...

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Are You Ready To Quit Smoking? 5 Ways To Tell

Quitting smoking doesn't start with tossing out the cigarettes.  It starts long before, during the weeks and months it takes to realize that you're finally ready.  This process doesn't happen all at once, and it doesn't happen the same way for everyone. 

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The Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Smoking

The biggest and most obvious reason for why people quit smoking cigarettes is because of their health. A person simply cannot be healthy, no matter how good their diet is or how often they workout, if they are smokers. The effects of smoking are horrifying and deadly, and though this is a well-know fact, it's often quite difficult to quit. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do...

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The Connection Between Mesothelioma and Smoking

It is likely that you have heard about the dangers of exposure to asbestos, and the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma. However, if you are unfamiliar with this rare form of cancer, then you may still have questions about what it is, and who is at risk of developing this disease. In particular, if you are a smoker, you may be wondering if you are at risk of developing mesothelioma....

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5 Ways Exercise Helps You To Fight Cravings & Quit Smoking

Anyone who is on the journey to give up smoking for good knows how difficult it can be. The good news is there are several things that you can do to make the process a little easier for yourself. One of those things is exercise. In this post, we will talk about the benefits of exercise and how regular physical fitness can help you fight cravings and give up smoking for good. 

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Quitting Smoking Helps Your Brain Health In Numerous Ways

We usually equate quitting smoking with the heart and lungs and how much it improves ourselves physically. While we've also looked at the mental aspects, what about other elements of the brain? You don't hear a lot about what smoking does to the brain and how you can repair cells after quitting cigarettes.

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Stop the Blaming, Love Yourself, and Quit Smoking

If someone called you beautiful today, would you believe them? There is an age-old saying that beauty is skin-deep. However, when you look in the mirror, your self-esteem is higher if you like what you see there. How you feel about yourself on the inside relates to how you look on the outside. Both perspectives are integral to your identity. We have blogged before on how smoking can damage...

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Weird Ways Ex-Smokers Have Been Able to Successfully Quit

If you don't think you can handle the conventional methods of quitting smoking, there are plenty of other slightly unusual things that you can try. The good news about quitting cigarettes is that there is no one way you have to do it. Some people find success by quitting cold turkey while others rely on certain aides to get the job done. The important thing is that you find what is right for...

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5 Easy Tips To Help You Avoid The Urge To Smoke

Anyone who is a smoker and trying to quit knows that it isn't an overnight success. The cases when people quit cold turkey are exceptionally rare, so you should never get down on yourself when you find that you are having an extraordinarily difficult time kicking the bad habit. However, no matter how difficult the road, there are several things that you can do to make it easier in order to not...

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The Worst Thing about Skin Damage and Smoking

A new study by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology) contains findings on the worst thing when it comes to skin damage and smoking. So, read on because we're here to tell you about it, in exacting detail.

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The Connection Between Emotions and Consumption: Why Aren't You Quitting Smoking?

We often blog about different ways that quitting smoking can improve your lifestyle. We offer advice about how to replace some feelings derived from the smoking action with other healthier habits (i.e. yoga, meditation, exercise, social activities, recreation, and travel). If you've read these lifestyle pieces in the past, you've always gotten that sense that you would like to do better for...

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