Finding a quit buddy can be a helpful aspect of your quit and stay quit journey. Ideally, your quit buddy would be someone you have consistent access to, which is why including a colleague in your support system is a smart move.
Leverage technology — apps, smartphones, online communities — to bolster your support network Besides being constantly connected to friends, family, and other members of your quit team, the rise of smartphones, social media networks, and apps have ushered in a new era of smoking cessation support. There’s a number of [...]
Family and friends tend to be our closest confidants and will likely make up the foundation of your support team. There’s no one who wants to see you succeed more than your family and friends. When building your support team, seek the help of individuals who understand you best and [...]
Finding support — whether from a friend, family member, online support group, or a nicotine replacement therapy — can greatly improve your chances of a successful quit. Cigarette smoking is more than just a nasty habit; it’s a physiological addiction, which means attempts at quitting are often accompanied by a collection of disruptive [...]
Smoking weakens the body’s immune system, making it harder to battle gum infection. A smoker has twice the risk for gum disease compared to a nonsmoker.
Smoking is a risk factor for infertility. Quitting smoking dramatically improves your chance to conceive. The chemicals found in cigarettes adversely affect many of the processes required for a successful pregnancy such as egg and sperm maturation, hormone production, sperm count and motility, and embryo transport. Cigarette smoke may also lead to early [...]
Smoking-related changes to your skin don’t appear instantaneously; wrinkles in the face and inner arms may remain dormant for years and only start to appear after a decade of smoking.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Tobacco smoke damages the function of the heart and the structure/function of the blood vessels.
Even if you’ve slipped up once or twice over the course of the month, you’ve still made monumental progress — and now it’s time to reap the rewards.
Experiencing a range of emotions is a normal part of the human experience, but these swings are exacerbated after you quit smoking cigarettes.