Category Archives: How to Quit Smoking

How to Quit Smoking

Study: No Heart Risk with Smoking-Cessation Meds

In a large, head-to-head comparison trial of major smoking-cessation therapies, use of the medications was not associated with an increased risk for heart attack or stroke, researchers reported. The incidence of major cardiovascular events was low over a year of follow-up in users of varenicline (Chantix), bupropion hydrochloride (Zyban), nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT), and placebo, and […]

10 Stories From Real People About How They Quit Smoking

BuzzFeed Brazil asked readers who used to smoke about how and why they quit, and here’s what they said: “I allowed myself to smoke only really bad cigarettes.” “Don’t be afraid to try and fail.” “Quit something else that you love when you decide to stop smoking.” “I made the promise that if I got […]

Duluth Researcher Looking at Effects of Cannabis on Giving Up Tobacco Smoking

A Duluth researcher is launching a study to seek to discover, in part, what effect marijuana use has on individuals trying to quit tobacco cigarette smoking. The study will take place in Duluth and the Twin Cities, both prime places, said the researcher, Mustafa al’Absi of the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Duluth campus. He […]

This Product is Less Harmful than Smoking, but We Can’t Tell Smokers

Vaping has gained tremendously in popularity in recent years, with some studies suggesting e-vapour use is as much as 95-per-cent less harmful than smoking combustible cigarettes. Governments everywhere are grappling with e-vapour technology and how best to regulate it, and Health Canada is presently conducting consultations. Read the entire post at FinancialPost.com

Report Debunks Myth That Vaping is as Toxic as Smoking

A NEW report has found that there is conclusive evidence that e-cigarettes are less dangerous than regular cigarettes, and smokers who switch to vaping reduce their exposure to lethal toxicants and carcinogens. The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released this report, which has over 600 pages examining the health consequences of e-cigarettes with […]

To Cut Smoking’s Harm, Switch to Vaping?

“Studies show that if most current American smokers switched to vaping e-cigarettes over the next 10 years, there could be as many as 6.6 million fewer premature deaths and 86.7 million fewer life years would be lost,” says David Abrams, professor of social and behavioral sciences at New York University’s College of Global Public Health […]

5 Things You Need to Quit Smoking

A popular New Year’s resolution that many fail to keep is to quit smoking. “Many people underestimate how difficult it is to not only quit smoking, but to maintain the change,” said Zane Freeman, the research coordinator for the YMCA Exercise Intervention for Smoking Cessation Study at UT Austin. The YMCA Exercise Intervention is one of several public […]

Cigarette Taxes Are the Best Way to Cut Smoking, Scaring Big Tobacco

Health experts agree that raising taxes is the most effective way to reduce tobacco use. The U.S. surgeon general, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have all concluded that raising taxes helps large numbers of smokers to quit and have advocated loudly for it. But many states – Missouri, […]

Should People Who Can’t Quit Smoking Switch to E-Cigarettes?

Switching to e-cigarettes won’t solve all the health problems smokers face. For example, e-cigarettes are still addictive, and studies suggest that they may be bad for heart health. But compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes — which, in addition to nicotine, are full of tar and other toxins— e-cigarettes could be a less-risky option, a new study suggests. […]

Success Rates for People Quitting Smoking Hit Record High

Success rates for smokers trying to give up have hit a record high in part thanks to the increasing use of e-cigarettes, figures reveal. Nearly 20% of those who attempted to quit in the first half of 2017 managed to kick the habit, a University College London report shows. By contrast, over the past decade […]