Tag: smoking cessation

The Ins and Outs of Nicotine Replacement Therapy

June 15, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Most people are aware that smoking is addictive, meaning when someone attempts to quit smoking they experience physical withdrawal sensations that can be deeply unpleasant. However, it is not actually the smoke itself that is addictive, but rather a chemical contained within: namely, nicotine. It is nicotine that smokers are addicted to, and it is […]

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Smokers and Taxation: Some Things Will Never Change

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For years, smokers groups have complained about one thing in their singular voice: the continued raid on cigarette duty by successive governments, which has almost doubled the cost of a packet of cigarettes over the past 20 years. With every new budget that is announced, a few cents or pennies are customarily added on to […]

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Why ?Cutting Back? On Cigarettes Is A Waste of Time

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In the cycle of a smoker’s life, they will usually have more than one attempt at quitting. Only a small percentage – sometimes given as low as 15% – of smokers actually manage to kick the habit on their first attempt, and the norm is three to five attempts before finally managing to banish the […]

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The Importance of Cigarette Filters

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Giving advice to smokers on how best to smoke is something of an odd proposition, but it’s advice that could save lives. We all know the health and financial implications of smoking as a habit, and most non-smokers would prefer to see the habit removed from existence altogether, but the fact remains: people smoke. Therefore […]

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The Dangers of Passive Smoking

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The vast majority of smokers are well aware of the possible health implications of their habit. That might be difficult to understand – why would someone knowingly cause harm to themselves? – but it’s fairly difficult to be blind to the health risks of smoking. With anti-smoking messages now appearing on cigarette packaging and a […]

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Smoking Bans: A Complete Guide

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For nearly a decade now, various states across America as well as numerous European countries have introduced what is referred to as a “smoking ban”. Here’s everything you need to know about these bans: – What is a smoking ban? Are people just not allowed to smoke at all? That’s not quite the case. A […]

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How To Convince A Smoker To Quit: Timing

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Smoking is an addiction. That sounds like a simple statement that can be taken as read, but when you are trying to convince a smoker to quit, it’s something you really need to understand. Smoking is often referred to as a ‘habit’, when in reality the stronger term ‘addiction’ is far more realistic. Smokers become […]

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How To Convince A Smoker To Quit: Understand the Habit

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As a non-smoker (or an ex-smoker, depending on your situation), you probably find the entire concept of smoking distasteful. That is, after all, why you may be seeking to help a smoker quit their habit for good. To you, the reasons are obvious; smoking is not only bad for a smokers’ health and appearance, but […]

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How To Convince A Smoker To Quit: False Statements

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While dissuading people from quitting smoking is never a good idea, when presenting the reasons as to why a smoker should quit, it is important to be factual. If someone suspects any aspect of your reality talk is not actually true, then they may doubt the things – such as the substantial health risks associated […]

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Smoking Mythbusting: The Realities of The Smoking Methods

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When smoking is discussed, most people seem to have in mind the image of filtered cigarettes as the main item that people use to consume tobacco. For some unknown reason, other types of smoking – such as using a pipe and rolling your own cigarettes – do not attract quite the same amount of disdain […]

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Removing The Links Will Aid Your Effort

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The mental effort that it takes to give up smoking is well-known. It is certainly increased by keeping links to your recent status as a smoker ? so giving up will take a little bit of a change in mentality. If, for example, you keep ashtrays lying around ? even clean, unused ones which can […]

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The Mental Barriers To Giving Up

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Everyone who has tried to give up smoking has faced the full gamut of demons that can stop you from making a clean break. There are so many of them that it makes smoking cessation seem like an insurmountable obstacle. It really isn’t, though, and if you are resolute you can overcome the issues. A […]

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Dealing With The Undesirable Consequences

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We all know about the positive aspects of giving up smoking, and for the most part we know about the difficult side too. If you really want to break the hold that cigarettes have over you, you need to be ready to deal with the bad stuff. Paradoxically, though, you will do yourself no favors […]

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Making It A Little More Interesting

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One of the continuing failings of humanity is that we can be appallingly cruel to one another. When you announce that you are giving up smoking, you may expect people to be supportive, but it is not uncommon to find that someone will utter the dreaded words: ?I’ll bet you [unspecified amount of money] that […]

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The Joy Of Stopping

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When you announce that you have decided to give up cigarettes, the response of friends and family is important in deciding how successful your bid for freedom will be. If they react by gathering around and giving you praise and support for your decision, then you stand a great chance of keeping to the good […]

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