More than 400,000 Americans die as a result of cigarette smoking each year. But no one ever died from quitting! Here are six simple — but not easy — tips to help you quit smoking for good.
Tips to quit smoking
Prepare in advance by setting a “Quit Day.” Then, celebrate when that date comes. It’s a special occasion and should be treated as one.
Think about your tobacco behavior and identify what triggers your urges and cravings. Then, learn to separate yourself from the situations in which you used tobacco by changing your routine. Most people find the craving goes away within a short period of time. Until it does, don’t go back to your old routines. Continue reading →
The American Heart Association is calling for stricter regulations for e-cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, were created as a safer alternative to the real thing. But what about e-cigarette safety? Are they really safer than tobacco? The American Heart Association doesn’t think so. In a recent statement, the AHA says that e-cigarettes should be regulated as a tobacco product and discouraged as a primary means of quitting smoking.
According to the AHA statement, e-cigarette regulations should extend to restrictions on related marketing, advertising and sales, especially to young people; secondary ingredients intended to make them more appealing, especially to kids; and any claimed benefits, including those related to their use as a smoking-cessation aid.
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