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10 Tips for When You Quit Smoking

When you’re prepared to kick the smoking habit, there are numerous strategies to aid you in staying committed to your objectives. We’re all aiming for this cessation attempt to be the one that truly endures—a lifelong victory over nicotine dependence. As we extinguish that final cigarette and embark on our journey towards healing, our ultimate […]

What Happens When You Quit Smoking?

Smoking poses numerous grave health hazards, including an increased risk of heart disease, lung cancer, and stroke. However, quitting smoking can initiate a process of reversing some of the damage inflicted and enhancing overall health. Although certain health improvements may require time, the cessation of smoking triggers positive changes that manifest within minutes, hours, and […]

Parental Smoking May Trigger Anxiety, Cognitive Deficit, and Addiction in Children

Smoking is undoubtedly dangerous, and children of parents who smoke are at a greater risk of becoming smokers themselves. In a study done by the University of Pennsylvania, researchers found that there was a possible link between fathers who smoke and their children developing anxiety, addictive behaviors, and cognitive deficits. While the study was conducted […]

Using Nicotine Lozenges to Quit Smoking

Nicotine lozenges are a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), and are used to help people quit smoking. This form of medicine is placed on the tongue and allowed to dissolve for 20-30 minutes as it releases little amounts of nicotine into the bloodstream to help with cravings. Countless people use nicotine lozenges to help […]

The Relationship Between Nicotine and ADHD

Research has shown that teenagers and adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to smoke cigarettes and have a higher chance of becoming addicted to nicotine. Teens and adults with ADHD are also more likely to start smoking at a younger age, and have more difficulty quitting tobacco use. This relationship between nicotine […]

Tips for Going Out When You’re Trying Not to Smoke

Many people find that going out and socializing with friends may trigger the urge to smoke. While on a quitting tobacco journey, it may be tough to break the habit of lighting up a cigarette with friends. Knowing how to not feed the urge to smoke in social gatherings can be extremely useful and good […]

What Are Cigarettes?

A cigarette is a cylindrical roll of fine chopped tobacco leaves that are wrapped in paper and then smoked. Cigarettes are designed to be smoked at one end, while the other end is lit. Many cigarettes have filters which trap some of the smoked chemicals, however the filters do not trap all of the chemicals […]

Community Partners Invited to Participate in Minnesota’s JUUL Settlement Input Process

The state of Minnesota has agreed to sue JUUL Labs inc for breaching its duty of reasonable care, and creating a public nuisance. The complaint also mentioned that JUUL sold unsafe nicotine products as a safe alternative. These products had higher addictive doses of nicotine than commercial tobacco products. JUUL also developed products that appealed […]

How to Stop Thinking About Smoking

Quitting smoking can be a great challenge for many smokers. Some people associate smoking with good memories, social gatherings, comfort, entertainment, and companionship. Smokers may sometimes want to quit but relate quitting smoking to pain, misery or sacrifice. These conflicting thoughts and ideas can make quitting smoking even more difficult. At a Glance Thinking about […]

Is the Nicotine Patch a Good Way to Stop Smoking?

Many smokers have chosen to use the nicotine patch in helping with quitting tobacco. Research has shown that using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and other forms of NRT can help smokers quit by up to 50%-60%. People are realizing the health risks associated with using nicotine, and they are looking for ways to quit. For […]