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Make This the Last Year You Resolve to Quit Smoking

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

Every smoker can quit. At the American Lung Association, we firmly believe that every smoker can quit. Each person needs to find the right combination of techniques for them and above all, they need to keep trying.

To My Baby Sister, On Maintaining Her 'Smobriety'

James Brown | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

I am glad you quit smoking last week. I know how hard it is to change habits. That's why I am writing this. I want you to succeed and I think this can help.


Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Cigarette smoking remains the number one cause of preventable death and premature birth in this country. And the risk of cigarette-related health problems start with the very first cigarette.

The Day Of The Week People Are Most Interested In Quitting Smoking

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Monday is the day when it comes to thinking about kicking a smoking habit, according to a new study. Researchers found that Google searches around...

Tommy Lost 155 Pounds: 'I Hope To Help People Realize They Are Not Trapped'

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: T...

Hann Lost 70 Pounds: 'I've Regained Control Of My Life'

Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Hann Sipin Age: ...

Obama: 'I'm Scared Of My Wife'

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama says he hasn't had a smoke in years – thanks in no small part to first lady Michelle Obama. Obama was chatti...

Terrie Hall: A Beautiful Woman Who Saved Thousands of Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

In a society where women are often judged by their looks, Terrie did not hide the scars on her face caused by smoking. With her raspy voice, she was able to rekindle the awareness of the American people to the continued suffering caused by smoking.

This Horrifying Ad Campaign Caused 100,000 People To Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living

A three-month ad campaign called "Tips From Former Smokers" that ran last year caused about 100,000 people to permanently quit smoking, according to e...

New Study Tests E-Cigarettes For Smokers Trying To Quit

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Electronic cigarettes, which provide nicotine without the cigarette smoke toxins, work just as well as nicotine patches in helping people to quit smok...

Smokers Who Survive To 70 Still Lose HOW Many Years Of Life?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty

A new study involving men ages 66-97 shows that smokers who make it to age 70 still lose an average of four years of life, researchers in Britain say....

What's Wrong With This Picture

David B. Abrams, PhD | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
David B. Abrams, PhD

Tobacco use has become a social justice issue, as the 44 million Americans who continue to smoke are increasingly among the least educated, and who can least afford to buy these products or obtain the best treatments for their cigarette addiction.

How To Help Someone Quit Smoking, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

What is the best way to support a loved one who is trying to quit smoking? When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Chief Medical Editor for NBC News...

Even Smokers Know They Should Quit Smoking

Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Most smokers have tried to quit at least once, according to a new survey. Gallup researchers found that only 12 percent of smokers have never trie...

This Is Exactly How To Quit Smoking

Posted 08.02.2013 | Comedy

Mr. Forthright should be in charge of explaining how to do everything forever....

NY's Clean Indoor Air Act: 10 Years of Smoke-free Air

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 09.18.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

Despite our success in the last decade, tobacco use is still a major public health issue and there is still much to be done. What can we do to make even more progress in fighting tobacco and the disease it inflicts on New Yorkers?

The Wedding Trend China Wants To Banish | Posted 07.11.2013 | Weddings

For the past few years, animal-rights activists have tried with increasing success to get shark’s fin soup taken off the menu at Chinese weddings. N...

Man Cages His Head To Quit Smoking

Posted 07.09.2013 | Weird News

When you make a promise to your god, your late father, and your wife to quit smoking, you should actually quit this time. Turkish man Ibrahim Yucel...

Can't Quit Smoking? Try Vaping

Paul LaRosa | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

This time, she couldn't seem to quit -- or didn't want to. So a friend of mine from out West -- where all new trends seem to develop first -- told me that she'd bought her husband what are now commonly called e-cigarettes, and he stopped smoking.

Glennisha Morgan

Anti-Smoking Campaign Targets LGBT Community | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with a new installment o...

Celebrating a Decade of NYC's Landmark Smoke-free Law

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 05.26.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

If we want to spare the next generation from the tobacco-caused disease and death that afflicts ours, we need to renew our commitment to tobacco prevention and control so we can continue shifting attitudes and norms toward tobacco.

Ex-Surgeon General Joins Electronic Cigarette Board

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Former U.S. surgeon general Dr. Richard Carmona, who highlighted the dangers of secondhand smoke and supported a ban on all tobacco products, is joini...

Who Has the Real Power to Stop Smoking? Hint: Not Smokers

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Scout, Ph.D.

Quitting smoking isn't just personal -- public health spending and policies help take down the fences to healthier behavior, and we haven't taken down many for smoking at all.

Debi Austin Dies Of Cancer

Posted 02.28.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Deborah "Debi" Austin died of cancer last Friday at the age of 62. Austin was best known for an anti-smoking ad she did for the California Tobacco...

How To Help Someone Quit Smoking, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

How can you kick your smoking habit, or help a loved one avoid cigarettes? When Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman visited me on Mo...