Are you quitting smoking? Congratulations! Despite widespread awareness of the dangers of smoking, it’s not easy to quit. The good news is that once you start quitting cigarettes, your body begins to heal. In fact, within three days, nicotine leaves your body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As your body starts […]
If you’re thinking about making a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking, you’ll be in good company. The cigarette smoking rate among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is the lowest prevalence […]
Women who are able to quit smoking by middle age are able to avoid many of the health risks associated with cigarettes, according to a new study. In fact, quitting smoking before age 30 or 40 has even greater benefits than previous studies have suggested, states a news release from the journal Lancet, which published […]
Want to help your teen stop smoking? Maybe you’re the wrong person to influence their behavior. A new study of more than 5,000 students from an urban, mid-South school system shows that teens do listen – to their doctor. Researchers found that physicians who talk about the dangers of smoking helped teens understand the health […]
Trying to quit smoking? You’ll have better success if you stay away from secondhand smoke. A new study in the Archives of General Psychiatry shows what a lot of former smokers have reported: it increases your brain’s craving for nicotine.