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August 03, 2015
National Cancer Institute Invests $3.1M in Stop-Smoking App
The National Cancer Institute has made a major investment in an up-and-coming smoking cessation app.

July 27, 2015
Why Can Some People Quit Smoking Cold Turkey?
With the recent hard hitting anti-smoking campaigns, cigarette use is becoming very unpopular, leading many to consider kicking the habit.

June 29, 2015
Which is More Successful in Smoking Cessation Programs: Rewards or Penalties?
A study that asked this very question, conducted by Dr. Scott Halpern, deputy director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, found...

April 20, 2015
Study Offers 5-Step COPD Fracture Prevention Plan
In the March 7 publication of Respiratory Research, a proposed 5-step approach was introduced that aims to prevent fractures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.

April 28, 2014
Smoking Cessation May Improve Mental Health
While many believe that quitting smoking may negatively impact their mental health, a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine suggests that quitting may be associated with improved mental health, even for those who struggle with mood problems or addiction.

May 04, 2012
Research Reveals How Smoking Can Cause COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be partly driven by the action of immune cells circulating in the blood that enters the tissues of the lungs, according to a recent study published in the online journal, PLoS ONE.

July 19, 2009
Some Harsh Statistics On Smoking
In 2001, COPD was the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 118,000 deaths.

July 19, 2009
The Effects of Smoking on Lungs
Cigarette smoking is a toxin. In fact, it contains several different toxins, such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, nicotine, and toluene.

July 19, 2009
Tips for Coping with Relapse
Coping with Relapse. Stop smoking immediately.

July 19, 2009
Tips for The Day to Stop
Throw away you cigarettes and ashtrays and lighters. Clean your clothes to rid them of cigarette smell.

July 19, 2009
Tips to Cope with the Urge to Smoke
Realize that this is an urge, and it will pass. Just like a hunger pang. Do some problem solving: Where was I when got the urge? What was I thinking? Who was I with? What was I doing? Etc.

July 19, 2009
Tips When Preparing to Stop
Avoid negative thoughts on how difficult it may be. Repeat daily at least one or two of your reasons for quitting.

July 19, 2009
Why Should I and How Can One Quit Smoking
An answer by Thomas Petty, M.D.

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