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Quit Smoking

Nicotine is an extremely potent agent that, along with tobacco, delivers a highly addictive combination of chemicals into the lungs of a cigarette smoker. The statistics are staggering in support of the need for those addicted to quit smoking as early as they possibly can in order to negate the side effects of smoking as quickly as possible.

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Quitting smoking is possible, but it can be hard. Millions of people have successfully quit smoking and remain nonsmokers. Surveys of current adult smokers find that 70 percent say they want to quit. There are a few ways to quit smoking, including quitting all at once (going "cold turkey") or...
Smoking is an addiction. Tobacco contains nicotine, a drug that is addictive. The nicotine, therefore, makes it very difficult (although not impossible) to quit. In fact, since the U.S. Surgeon General's 1964 report on the dangers of smoking, millions of Americans have quit. Still, approximately...
The chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your heart and blood vessels in many ways. For example, they: Contribute to inflammation, which may trigger plaque buildup in your arteries. Damage blood vessel walls, making them stiff and less elastic (stretchy). This damage narrows the blood vessels and...