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We know quitting isn’t easy. The average smoking makes 8-11 attempts before quitting for good. Many feel that smoking is an addiction they cannot overcome. But with the right help, resources and support, you will have the best chance to quit smoking for good.
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The costs of smoking continues to increase for smokers. Quitting “saves you the money of not buying a pack, but you don’t realize how much you are saving in health care and insurance premiums,” said spokesperson Jill Gonzalez. “That is really what will impact people, seeing all of these prices added together.”
- https://smokingcessationleadership.ucsf.edu/directors-corner/is-smoking-yesterdays-news -
Society’s attitudes about smoking are gradually changing and though the trend data is encouraging, it also raise many questions. What accounts for the declining smoking rates? Who are those who continue to smoke and how can they be reached? What are the obstacles to continued progress? Why should we care about smoking if the trends…
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Last year 15 percent of American adults smoked, down from 17 percent in 2014, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The decrease was the largest one-year decline in more than two decades, the Associated Press reports. The smoking rate has been decreasing for decades, but generally drops only…
- http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/tobacco_related_mortality/ -
Life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. Quitting smoking before the age of 40 reduces the risk of dying from smoking-related disease by about 90%.
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Some adults who have quit smoking are parents, and their efforts to become smoke-free have made them role models for their children as well as other smokers in their families and communities. Do you know someone who has quit smoking?
- https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160111121406.htm -
“Our results show that hookah tobacco smoking poses real health concerns and that it should be monitored more closely than it is currently,” said lead author Brian A. Primack, M.D., Ph.D., assistant vice chancellor for health and society in Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences. “For example, hookah smoking was not included in the 2015…
- http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/05/fda-ecigarette-brands-review-federal-oversight -
The changes will limit e-cigarette sales to minors and require new health warnings. In a shift vigorously opposed by the industry, manufacturers must seek federal permission to continue marketing all e-cigarettes launched since 2007, making up the vast majority of the market.
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One misperception by clinicians, smokers, and nonsmokers is that “all smokers can quit smoking, if they are just motivated enough.” We now know that some people are able to quit on their own, but many are unable to improve without help.
- http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/effects-of-smoking-pipes-and-cigars -
Cigar and pipe smokers often argue that their health isn’t at risk because they only smoke one or two a day and they don’t inhale. There is also the claim that pipes and cigars aren’t addictive. Research shows cigar and pipe smoking is every bit as dangerous as cigarette smoking and perhaps even more dangerous.