COPING WITH QUITTING: HYPNOSIS

Hypnosis tries to change subconscious beliefs and attitudes that may be getting in the way of your efforts to quit smoking.

COPING WITH QUITTING: STRESS

Smoking may have been a way in which you coped with stress. It made you feel relaxed or in control. Now that you've stopped smoking, you notice certain physical and emotional symptoms during times of stress. These symptoms might include:

COPING WITH QUITTING: WEIGHT GAIN

If you're going to stop smoking, you need to know about possible situations that may be important to minimize your tendency to gain weight. Here are some common situations and practical solutions for each one. This information is based on the real-life experiences of many people.

COPING WITH QUITTING: WITHDRAWAL

Nicotine is addictive, which is why it's so tough to quit smoking. Here are some of the withdrawal symptoms that you may experience when you quit, and some suggestions for dealing with them.

QUIT SMOKING: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

The beginnings of a list od links where you can find more information on smoking cessation

SMOKING HALF MEASURES USELESS

Opening a window or wafting away smoke do nothing to reduce children's exposure to tobacco, researchers have found.

THE PLAN: ALA QUIT SMOKING ACTION PLAN

The American Lung Association developed the Quit Smoking Action Plan under the guidance of a team of experts on cigarette smoking. It offers specific recommendations for selecting a personalized plan to free yourself of cigarettes and stay that way.

THE PLAN: HOW TO BUILD A PLAN

Descriptions of the main "pillars" of any stop smoking plan and a breakdown of the different aspects of quitting that need to be taken into consideration, or, "treated".

THE PLAN: STEP #1 - PREPARING TO QUIT

A chart listing the different choices you have in preparing yourself for quitting. Taking preparation seriously is one of the key factors in successful smoking cessation.

THE PLAN: STEP #2 - USING MEDICATIONS

Medications and their different pros and cons, presented in a chart for easy reference

THE PLAN: STEP#3 - STAYING SMOKE FREE

Preventing relapse is a very important part of the quit smoking plan. Relapse is the reason all attempts to quit fail....so take this seriously for a long, long time after you successfully quit. Be on your guard and you will stay smoke free and healthier than you've been for a long time.

THE PLAN: YOUR STOP-DAY CHECKLIST

On the day you stop smoking, expect to change the way you think and the way you act. Review the list below as your Stop Day approaches and prepare for those changes that you feel are important for you.

TREATMENT: MEDICATION COMPARISON

An easy-to-read chart listing all of the medication-based quitting aids. At a glance learn which medication help cravings, and which provide alternative forms of nicotine. The disadvantages of each are also listed.

TREATMENT: NICOTINE REPLACEMENT MEDICATIONS

The proper use and care of various nicotine replacement products. Using these properly will greatly increase your chances of quitting successfully.

TREATMENT: ZYBAN (BUPROPION)

This medication is also used as an antidepressant, and is thought to work by affecting the part of the brain associated with addiction. Patients report reduced cravings, and, when used in combination with a nicotine replacement product, it can be very successful in helping to maintain smoking cessation.

WHY YOU'RE QUITTING: EMPHYSEMA

Emphysema is a chronic respiratory condition caused by in almost all cases lung tissue that has been destroyed by the toxins contained in cigarette smoke. This in turn leads to chronic overinflation of the lungs, which greatly decreases their ability to function.

WHY YOU'RE QUITTING: GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE

Smoking is responsible for changes in all parts of the body, including the digestive system. This fact can have serious consequences because it is the digestive system that converts foods into the nutrients the body needs to live.

WHY YOU'RE QUITTING: HEALTH RISKS

Read this over when you feel like smoking again, it will help you remember the very important reasons why you quit.

WHY YOU'RE QUITTING: SECONDHAND SMOKE

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar, and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. This mixture contains more than 4,000 substances, more than 40 of which are known to cause cancer in humans or animals and many of which are strong irritants.

WHY YOU'RE QUITTING: THE BENEFITS

Here's the list of how your body will start to heal after you quit. Chronologically listed from immediately to when you are 50 years old, this list of how your body will rebound and the reduced chances of disease are enough to motivate any quitter.

WHY YOU'RE QUITTING: TOBACCO TRUTHS

Whenever you start thinking, "it's not so bad" take a look at this article and read about the various mistruths and plain lies that have been spread about tobacco products

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