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Smoking: It Just Keeps Getting More Dangerous

As if the long list of health issues related to smoking hasn’t been scary enough, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows there’s even more of a reason to give up the habit. The American…

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You Can Quit Smoking, You Just Need to Know How

First, let me say the obvious, which is that quitting smoking is really, really hard. But while it’s easy to think you’ll never be able to do it, I am here to tell you that it is entirely possible to…

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Six ways to kick smoking for good

While cigarette smoking has decreased significantly in the U.S. over the last few decades, it is still one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking accounts for roughly…

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Quitting smoking: The benefits aren’t just physical

There’s a reason why quitting smoking is one of the most commonly recommended preventive health tips: Frequent smoking can increase risk for heart disease and stroke by up to four times and lung cancer by up to 25 times. In…

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Are you afraid to quit smoking because of weight gain? You’re not alone. I’m scared too.

I just quit smoking. Again. Nearly three weeks ago. While I’ve definitely cut down over the years, going from over a pack a day to less than a half, the idea of truly quitting has always left me feeling anxious. Why?…

How to Make Healthy and SMART Goals for 2012

Here we are starting another new year! This is the most popular time for motivation to change or revamp our lifestyles. This is also a great time to revisit our health and wellness habits and see what can be done…

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