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Smoking Cessation: you can do it!

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    February 27, 2014 5:55:00 PM PST

    Smoke Free Gov

    (1) Looking for a #quit #smoking medication that's right for you?

    Quit Smoking medications help reduce feelings of withdrawal, cigarette cravings and double your chances of quitting for good. The most commonly used Quit Smoking medication is nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), which reduces withdrawal by giving you a little bit of nicotine, but none of the other dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes. This satisfies your nicotine craving and lessens your urge to smoke and allows your body to gradually get used to being without nicotine. NRT options include patches, gum, lozenges, an inhaler, and nasal spray. Patches, gum, and lozenges are available without a prescription.

    Other Quit Smoking medications without nicotine require a prescription from your doctor and the best medication for each person is different. Such medications include Nicotine Inhaler, Nicotine Nasal Spray, Bupropion, and Vareniciline.

    Find more quit strategies in the article below:

    http://smokefree.gov/explore-medications?sf20724403=1&sf21636233=1&sf22994957=1

    (2) Secondhand #smoke contains 70 toxic chemicals known to cause #cancer and

    When a non-smoker is around someone smoking, they breathe in secondhand smoke. That smoke can also stay in the air for several hours after somebody smokes. Over time, secondhand smoke can cause serious health issues, such as cancer and heart disease in non-smokers.

    Secondhand smoke is especially dangerous for children, babies, and women who are pregnant. Some of the more serious health effects include: SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), weak lungs, severe asthma, breathing problems, ear infections.

    Find out ways of protecting your loved ones from secondhand smoke below:

    http://smokefree.gov/secondhand-smoke?sf20548443=1&sf22495845=1&sf23298508=1

    (3) The first day without #cigarettes may be tough, but a #quitplan will make it easier!

    Don't rely on willpower alone to keep you smokefree. Prepare so that you can feel confident in your ability to quit today.

    Quit Smoking plans may include: asking your friends and family for support, joining a quit program, keeping busy and exercising. Also useful is to avoid smoking triggers, such as places and situations that make you light up.

    Most importantly, stay positive. Don't underestimate the power of the mind and make small steps.

    Here are some more suggestions on your #quitplan:

    http://smokefree.gov/explore-medications?sf20724403=1&sf21636233=1&sf22994957=1

    (4) Three things you should know about #ecigs:

    An e-cig is a battery operated (disposable or rechargeable) device that contains nicotine. The nicotine is turned into a vapor in the e-cig and then inhaled. Since e-cigs aren’t regulated yet, there is no way of knowing how much nicotine or other chemicals they contain. This fact makes the safety of e-cigs unclear.

    There haven’t been any scientific studies which prove that e-cigs actually help people quit smoking either, therefore there is also concern that using e-cigs may lead kids to start wanting to smoke regular cigarettes.

    Read about other facts on e-cigs:

    http://smokefree.gov/E-cigarettes?sf20969623=1&sf22672614=1&sf23255591=1

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    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 24, 2015 1:11:07 PM PDT
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    July 16, 2014 4:18:38 PM PDT

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    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 24, 2015 1:13:04 PM PDT
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    November 13, 2014 3:46:17 AM PST

    Find out your level of withdrawal symptoms http://smokefree.gov/withdrawal-quiz?=1


    Thank you for smoking says...


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at April 5, 2015 6:46:59 AM PDT
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    December 20, 2014 7:33:26 AM PST

    CDC is looking for former smokers w/ smoking-related health conditions to share their stories http://t.co/sG3MiYE6Zn


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 24, 2015 1:14:40 PM PDT
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    December 25, 2014 12:57:13 AM PST

    Cytisine versus Nicotine for smoking sensation.


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 24, 2015 1:15:11 PM PDT
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    January 28, 2015 3:47:44 PM PST

    Smoking impacts others in your life beyond their health. What are you missing because of smoking? http://1.usa.gov/1v6gs4A


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 24, 2015 1:15:37 PM PDT
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    January 28, 2015 3:58:14 PM PST

    Have you tried to quit smoking before?

    Never Stop Trying to Quit an Addiction


    With 11 Months Left, There is Plenty of Time to Quit Smoking in 2015

    Quitting for smokign this year? Don’t just throw out your cigarettes, make a plan to quit.

    A lot of smokers make the New Year’s resolution to quit, but not everyone takes the time to prepare for their quit after they make the decision. Preparation is one of the keys to a successful quit, and a great way to prepare is to make a quit plan. Making a plan can improve your chances of quitting smoking for good.

    The Smokefree team is celebrating the New Year all month by reaching out to people who have made the New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. We’re showing our support and sharing tips, tricks, resources, and encouragement to folks who really need it.

    Are You Quitting?

    Quitting is tough, but we believe in you. Here are four tools that may increase the odds that you will quit for good.

    1. Make a Quit Plan

    Follow these steps to build a quit plan that is right for you. As you move through the steps, keep a record of your plan and have it readily available during your quit.

    2. Speak to an Expert for Free

    Talk to a trained coach who will provide information and help with quitting. Call a toll free number to talk to your coach, or chat by instant messenger.

    3. Sign Up for SmokefreeTXT

    Get support by text message. This 6-8 week program offers 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help you quit smoking and stay quit. Text START to 47848 to sign up.

    4. Try Out an App

    Try one of our free apps like QuitSTART that have been built with input from both smoking cessation experts and ex-smokers.

    Know Someone Who’s Quitting?

    Celebrate the New Year by checking in with your friend or family member who’s working to kick the addiction. A quick text message, email, or phone call can make all the difference. Be patient and positive. Tell your quitter that you’re proud of them and you’re there for them. Get more tips on how to support your quitter.

    from Smoke Free dot gov


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 24, 2015 1:21:31 PM PDT
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    January 28, 2015 4:05:25 PM PST

     

    Having a quit plan has been shown to help you quit. Notifying your friends and family of your quit day is helpful also.

    Never Stop Trying

    Smoke free.gov also has both text message reminders and health text message reminders for free. I feel fortunate that we have many leaders that care about our health.


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 24, 2015 1:22:57 PM PDT
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    February 17, 2015 12:40:51 PM PST

    Did you know that smoking also affects: Source: smokefree.gov


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 24, 2015 1:21:01 PM PDT
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    April 5, 2015 9:48:08 AM PDT

    Dear reader,

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