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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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How to Manage Weight Gain When Quitting Smoking

The average weight gain for those that quit smoking is 9-11 pounds, most of which occurs in the first 12 months of having put down the addiction. About 69% of weight gain appears to be due to simply consuming more calories during the first three months after cessation. The remaining effect is largely due to a complex interaction of metabolic factors that change the body's natural weight "set...

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Common Side Effects with Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and other products that contain nicotine are incredibly dangerous and unhealthy. Unfortunately, they are also very addictive once you start and form a habit. One of the most common ways to get over the addiction of nicotine is to go through nicotine replacement therapy. While nicotine replacement therapy may be effective for a lot of people, there are some side...

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The Effect Smoking has on the Value of your Property

Many might not realize what harm smoking can do beyond one's health. Each cigarette or cigar puff is doing damage not only within, but also without. Your walls, furniture, clothes, pets; literally your entire home! This results in a scenario that you may not have considered: your property value. The more those clouds from your tobacco leave your lips, the more they may lose you money on your...

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Four Ways Tobacco Hurts Your Family

Smoking tobacco is known world-wide as the leading cause of preventable death. With the death rate skyrocketing, it's a wonder why smoking is still even an option.  The proportion of daily smokers, ages 18-44, has dropped significantly from the 2001 study (28.2%) to the 2014-2015 (11.3%) study. So, why with the rising cost, in depth studies, and encouraging support systems do the 11% of...

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Benefits of Quitting Smoking: Find out How long does it take to kick in!

If you're a smoker, chances are you've thought about quitting at some point in your life. Cigarettes are expensive, and the negative effects of smoking on your health are no secret. Everything from an unpleasant smell to severe cancer is possible side effects of long-term smoking.

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How To Quit Smoking and not Gaining Weight

One of the fears a lot of smokers who are contemplating quitting have to deal with is potential weight gain. While we all know smoking is bad for us, no one wants to give up the habit only to then have to deal with a growing waistline. However, gaining weight when you quit smoking isn't a requirement. If you understand what's happening, and how you can deal with it.

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The Buddy System: Quit Smoking with A Friend

When you Smoke, chances are that you have a friend, or a family member, who smokes also. Chances are that the two (or more) of you have had conversations about quitting, about overcoming the addiction. Maybe you are ready to conquer the demon. Maybe it's time to have that " We really should quit" conversation again. You and a friend can help each other quit for good.

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Quitting Smoking: Mind, Body, and Soul

Cigarettes may have a hold on you now, but you do not have to continue living as a captive to nicotine. The benefits of kicking the habit majorly outweigh the pleasure cigarettes provide especially on your Mind, Body, and Soul. Here are some points to consider when you've made the decision to kick the habit. 

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Would I be an Inspiration if I Quit Smoking?

Sometimes you just need to take a closer look to find your motivation. You had absolutely no intention of letting something as small as a cigarette take control your life. You may fantasize about the day you are free from the chains. You may even be ready to turn that fantasy into reality and overcome your addiction. When you do, exciting things will happen. Here is that closer look.

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If you decide to quit smoking: The Results Will Surprise You.

 

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Three Unexpected and Wonderful Benefits of Quitting Smoking

You hear it everywhere you look - TV commercials, advertisements in the grocery store, your doctor. Your loved ones tell you constantly how much better you will feel when you quit smoking. You know the common benefits of not smoking, but it's easier to say you'll quit, than to actually do it. If you're on the fence about quitting and need that extra nudge, these unexpected benefits of quitting...

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5 Benefits of Quitting Smoking for your life

So, you're a smoker. You've been a smoker for a while, and maybe you're thinking about quitting. But what do you get out of the deal? After all, smoking makes you feel good, it takes the edge off, and it's a habit at this point. It's going to be hard to give it up.

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