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Breaking the Cigarette Habit: 25 Years Without Smoking

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

When I left the doctor's office, I went back to my office, went in the bathroom, took one last cigarette out of the pack I had, and smoked it. I flushed the rest of the cigarettes down the toilet. I was done.

The Jury's Still Out On E-Cigarettes As A Way To Quit Smoking

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether e-cigarettes are safe or effective for helping people quit s...

Here's What You'll Look Like If You Don't Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living

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It's Time to Protect Little Lungs

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Heroux

An Act To Protect Little Lungs is a bill that I filed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The idea behind this bill would be to make it ill...

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.

How I Quit Smoking, Stopped Vaping and Learned to Eliminate Stress... One Breath at a Time

Talia Eisenberg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Talia Eisenberg

When I quit smoking with a rudimentary electronic cigarette in 2010, I was so passionate about this viable alternative to combustible tobacco that at...

NYC's Doctor: My Life As a Smoker and Why New Yorkers Are Tough Enough to Quit

Dr. Mary Bassett | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mary Bassett

As New York City's doctor, I am outraged that the tobacco industry continues its insidious marketing practices. But as a former smoker, I also know that New Yorkers are smart and can see through these tactics and, with support, can and will quit.

Today's Smokers Are Having a Harder Time Quitting -- What Changed?

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Over the last 25 years, cigarette consumption by smokers in the United States decreased by almost one-third. Over that same period, however, many tobacco companies reengineered cigarettes to more efficiently deliver the nicotine that keeps their customers coming back.

Positive Messaging Works Better For Public Health

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

For most people, hearing about the benefits of eating healthy food is a more effective push to change their behavior than hearing why they shouldn’t...

Valerie Harper: Lung Cancer Deadlier Than Breast

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

The long-held belief is that only smokers get lung cancer and that getting sick is just a consequence of that choice. Not true. Two-thirds of new cases are in women who quit many years or never smoked.

Science Confirms Your Company Should Pay You To Stop Smoking

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Is money even more enticing to smokers than cigarettes? This was the question at the heart of a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, pub...

How I Quit Smoking 'in 12 Hours'

Michael Warbux | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Warbux

I've had a terrible habit for around 17 years, and that was smoking. One night I realized that I had enough and that it was time to quit. That night, ...

The Mindful Geek: A Radically New Way to Quit Smoking

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

An innovative researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been testing a set of technologically based forms of an acceptance and mindfulness-based therapy.

LGBTQ Health Disparities Have Been Eliminated

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

I've worked in the field of LGBTQ health my whole adult life. Frankly, considering the depth of our disparities, I felt that I would have job security forever.

Jesse Rifkin

Why Cigarette Usage Is At Record Lows And Dropping | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Cigarettes used to be everywhere in American society. Fifty years ago, 42.4 percent of U.S. adults smoked. Since then, that figure has declined by mor...

If You're Trying To Quit Smoking, You're Better Off Alone Than With A Smoking Spouse

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - A smoker trying to kick the habit may be better off alone than with a spouse or partner who also s...

Innovation for a Smoker Near You

Scott Goodson | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Scott Goodson

There is a movement afoot to innovate with nicotine and tobacco as well as inventing better, smarter products to help you stop smoking. Some of these areas have been a public taboo. Nevertheless, it seems as if innovation has exploded in this space of late.

This Study Destroys The Myth That Cigarettes 'Relieve Stress'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're looking for another reason to quit, here it is: Cigarettes may be a sign of mental health problems. Contrary to the perception of cigare...

Pill Offers Hope For Smokers Who Can't Quit Cold Turkey

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - A nicotine addiction pill can help smokers quit gradually when they can't go cold turkey, a study ...

Yagana Shah

The Dramatic Way Your Partner's Habits Impact Your Own Health | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty

Husbands and wives, listen up. If you want your spouse to hit the gym, shed a few pounds or quit smoking, prodding and shaming just won't do. Rather, ...

Smoking Cessation Without Weight Gain

Margaret Marshall | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

If you don't quit smoking, smoking will quit you. The tobacco addiction is hard to overcome but you can change your way and become addicted to life, fresh air, and deep breathing.

For Women, There Is A 'Best' Time To Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Women who are looking to quit smoking might benefit from checking their ovulation calendars. A woman’s menstrual cycle could play a role in dete...

Men And Women React To Smoking Differently, So They Might Need To Quit Differently Too

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A new way to image people's brains while they smoke has revealed physical evidence for a phenomenon scientists have studied for quite some time: Cigar...

What Cigarettes Taught Me

Kristen Noel | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

I did promise that this was not going to be a diatribe about cigarettes -- so let's just agree that it is my metaphor for the self-care sidesteps we take in our lives. Insert your own behavior or pattern -- the thing that distracts you and occupies space in your life.