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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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Going Head-to-Head with Your Smoking Temptations

Because smoking is a long-term habit that becomes part of a lifestyle, even successfully quitting for a few months might not be enough to quit for good. Many people find themselves smoking again after getting past all the physical withdrawals and even psychological cravings. Why? Often it's because older, more well-established habits rear their ugly heads. Spending time with old friends, going...

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Being Honest About Smoking Rituals

We've all been in stressful situations that will leave a permanent imprint. I was never so convinced that I wouldn't smoke again until I saw how compulsively people go out for cigarettes at my Florida hurricane shelter. They couldn't stand fifty feet away from the building's entrance as they huddled together. They were thick as thieves but seemed disconnected from the rest of us. They wanted...

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How to Curb Cravings When You Quit Smoking

The Hurdle Beyond the Hurdle

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What Smokers Should Focus On: Higher Productivity

Well, everywhere that smokers look, there are messages telling them how bad their tobacco habit is. People are used to reading that smoking increases your chances of having a heart attack or a stroke. What can be detrimental to anti-tobacco advertising is that it can cut smokers down by shaming them into wanting to change. Negative ads can also try to make cigarette smokers feel fear. They...

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Smoking: The Toll It Takes on Your Family

Smoking remains the leading cause of death in Australia. It's health effects are well known, its social stigmas well documented, its cost exorbitant.  

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Australia: How much Money are you Losing from Smoking?

If you're a smoker, you're well aware of the health risks associated with tobacco, but how about when it comes to your bank account? You may not want to think about it, but the truth is that your smoking is affecting not only your health but also your finances.

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How to drop the habit without picking up the pounds!

Anyone with a bad habit knows they can be difficult to break. Smoking is, hands down, one of the leading causes of death in America.

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What would happen if you quit smoking: The Results Will Surprise You.

Many are fearful of quitting smoking because they don't know what the result will be. Cigarettes give the illusion of having control over emotions and stress. People don't want to give that up.

A more probing analysis reveals that cigarettes actually take control away from us rather than enhancing our control. They make us dependent upon poisonous chemicals in order to make us momentarily...

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