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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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If At First You Don't Succeed, quitting is not easy, Try Again!

In spite of the plethora of information regarding smoking being the most preventable cause of mortality, quitting is not easy. In fact, according to a 2016 study of former smokers in Ontario, Canada, it can take multiple tries.

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What Are the Signs That You Are Ready to Quit Smoking?

Think about your next trip to the market. You need to pick up milk, eggs, juice, bread, and some deli meat and cheese. Don't forget the cigarettes. The tension starts to build up in your body. When you get to the cash register to pay, there is a small sigh because the cigarettes cost so much. You can think of many other things that you would like to spend your money on instead of tobacco....

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Benefits of quitting smoking: Even Temporarily Quitting Has Benefits.

Some people are not ready, and know that, but are being forced to quit smoking anyway. While we encourage you to review the list, we know that quitting smoking can be a bitter pill. We have a handy Checklist that you are ready to quit smoking.

Quit Smoking Checklist

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When You Quit Smoking and break the addiction to Nicotine: The Little Things in Life

When you started smoking, you had no intention of becoming addicted to nicotine. It grabbed hold of you gradually, and now it won’t let go. You stop to enjoy little things in life. It is not your fault. Nicotine is a powerful drug.

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What Would Happen if You Quit Smoking?

When you quit smoking, your body starts to improve itself almost immediately. Some of these changes are noticeable right away, while others take months or years to fully reveal themselves. This makes it so that you get ongoing benefits rather than one big change. Here are some of the key things you can expect to happen and when:

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The Subtle Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Everyone knows your health will improve when you quit smoking, but the benefits don’t end there. In fact, that’s just the beginning. When you put out that last cigarette, you will start to notice important, but subtle, benefits in almost every aspect of your life.

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Quitting Smoking: A Discussion of Trigger Cycles

Look at our handy Checklist that you are ready to quit smoking. Number ten is of interest, because it mentions that if you are cutting back, that you are going longer and longer periods without smoking.

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Quitting Smoking: What Exactly Do You Mean By "Quit?"

Read our free e-booklet, Checklist that you are ready to quit smoking. This can give you insight about the stage that you are in regarding quitting smoking.

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Healthy Eating is Essential to a Healthy Lifestyle

Millions of people start diets, but within a few weeks or months, most give up on the idea and go back to their usual ways of eating. This is true whether they intend to lose a few pounds or many, and it happens with all diet plans. A few, however, do manage to stick it out and make long-term changes to the way they fuel their bodies. What are some of the keys to success?

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5 Ways Physical Fitness Makes You Mentally Strong

Although one of the primary reasons for physical activities is to make a person physically stronger, it is no secret that fitness comes with several other benefits, including mental strength, clarity, and sharpness. If you implement an exercise routine and stick with it, you will quickly notice the positive effect that it has on your mental health. If you are curious about the ways that...

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Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Eating: Effective Disease Prevention

Lifestyle Diseases

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