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November 24 2010

Smoke-Free Blessings

Gratitude heals. Of all human emotions, gratitude is one of the most beneficial for our bodies and minds. A grateful heart knows no bounds, and for people who are recovering from nicotine addiction, gratitude plays an important role in the health of their quit programs.

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Original Source: Smoke-Free Blessings

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November 19 2010

10 Tips to Help You Manage Nicotine Withdrawal

With a little knowledge of what to expect and how to manage the discomforts that come with nicotine withrawal, you can weather this phase of smoking cessation successfully.

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Original Source: 10 Tips to Help You Manage Nicotine Withdrawal

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November 15 2010

Quit Smoking Monday Messages

Prepare to Quit Smoking

This year, November 18th marks the annual celebration of the Great American Smokeout, a day when smokers are encouraged to quit smoking for one day.  Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the event has gained steam over the years with upwards of 45 percent of the 45.3 million smokers in the United States today using the Smokeout as a springboard for smoking cessation.

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Original Source: Quit Smoking Monday Messages

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Healthy and Wealthy

What We Spend Our Cigarette Money on After Quitting

With cigarettes costing anywhere between $5 and $15 a pack in the U.S. today, we receive immediate positive feedback in the form of more money in our pockets when we quit smoking.

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Original Source: Healthy and Wealthy

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November 11 2010

Coming Soon to a Cigarette Pack Near You

The Family Tobacco Control Act, passed into law on June 22, 2009, allows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  to regulate numerous commercially produced tobacco products. This legislation has worked to raise public awareness about the dangers of tobacco use to consumers, and to  date,   has prohibited  devious advertising tactics by Big Tobacco and banned fruit flavored cigarettes in the United States.

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Original Source: Coming Soon to a Cigarette Pack Near You

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November 05 2010

National COPD Awareness Month

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a blanket term used to describe both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Usually caused by cigarette smoking, these diseases can on occasion occur due to external environmental or genetic factors.

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Original Source: National COPD Awareness Month

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November 04 2010

Winning the Fight Against Throat Cancer

For smokers, the risk of cancer increases each year they remain a smoker. One area cancer can greatly effect smokers is in the throat, mouth, and lungs. Cancer detection, cancer operations, and related procedures are a big business. They amount to billions of dollars being spent each year in medical and hospital expenses. Another booming [...]

Original Source: Winning the Fight Against Throat Cancer

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Quit Smoking Monday Messages

Lessons Learned on the Road to Freedom

When we quit smoking, most of us don’t know that we’re embarking on a journey that will teach us lessons far beyond the simple mechanics of smoking cessation.

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Original Source: Quit Smoking Monday Messages

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5 Reasons to Quit and Stay That Way

If You Don’t Have Your Health, Nothing Else Matters

All smokers harbor the secret hope that they will be spared the disease and death that follows nicotine addiction. We tell ourselves we’ll quit in time and somehow dodge the bullet that smoking is. But with four million people dying every year due to tobacco use around the world, the odds aren’t in our favor.

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Original Source: 5 Reasons to Quit and Stay That Way

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Smoking and Metabolism

Cigarette smoking increases a person’s metabolic rate in part by forcing the heart to beat faster. When a cigarette is inhaled, the smoker’s heart may beat 10 to 20 times more per minute for a period of time. This causes extra stress on the heart and plays a role in heart disease, the most common cause of smoking-related death.

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Original Source: Smoking and Metabolism

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Create Some Quit Smoking Magic

Just in time for Halloween, About.com Smoking Cessation support forum member Beth (forum name Nyniane) shares an interesting variation on creating a list of reasons for quitting tobacco.

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Original Source: Create Some Quit Smoking Magic

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October 18 2010

Quit Smoking Monday Messages

The Meaning of Freedom when we Quit Smoking

Once we quit smoking, the word freedom takes on a depth of meaning it never had before.  The benefits of better health and more money in our pockets only marks the beginning of the positive changes most of us enjoy after quitting.

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Original Source: Quit Smoking Monday Messages

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Three Years Smoke-Free

Every now and then a member of the support forum here at About.com Smoking Cessation comes out with some words of wisdom that just need to be shared.  The following piece comes to us courtesy of Catherine, who recently celebrated three years smoke-free.

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Original Source: Three Years Smoke-Free

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What is a Pack Year?

What is a pack year and how many of them have you smoked?

Smoking and Your Health

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Original Source: What is a Pack Year?

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October 15 2010

Tobacco in the News

Smoking Bans in Outdoor Places?

More and more communities are debating the safety of outdoor smoking is public places such as parks and playgrounds. As one might imagine, the topic is emotional for a lot of people on both sides of the fence – those who don’t want to have to breathe – or have their children exposed to – the toxins in cigarettes smoke and those who feel their rights are under attack.

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Original Source: Tobacco in the News

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September 30 2010

Tobacco in the News

“Light” Tobacco Products Pose Heavy Health Risks
Under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, a tobacco company can’t use the words “light,” “low,” and “mild” on any cigarette products now on the market unless FDA has issued an order allowing it–and that hasn’t happened. Manufacturers had until June 22 to stop labeling cigarettes that were then on the market as “light,” “low,” and “mild.” Then, they had another month to distribute already produced cigarettes. Now, retailers can sell leftover inventory with the restricted words until stocks are depleted.

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Original Source: Tobacco in the News

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September 26 2010

5 Facts about Smokeless Tobacco You Should Know

As the term suggests, smokeless tobacco describes a variety of tobacco products that are not smoked by the consumer. These products, which include snuff, dip and chewing tobacco, are less harmful than smoking, but are still extremely hazardous to your health.

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Original Source: 5 Facts about Smokeless Tobacco You Should Know

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The Ups and Downs of Smoking Cessation – Your Voices

Your Voices

There is nothing better for a person’s motivation than hearing from those who have been there and done that.  When it comes to breaking the addiction to nicotine, this holds doubly true.

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Original Source: The Ups and Downs of Smoking Cessation – Your Voices

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September 20 2010

Quit Smoking Monday Messages

5 Steps That Can Lead to Relapse

When we’re aware of the kinds of faulty thought patterns that can throw a quit program off track ahead of time, we have the advantage of being able to create a plan of action to deal with them.

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Original Source: Quit Smoking Monday Messages

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