Great American Smokeout Marks 35th Anniversary Thursday

November 17th, 2010

  November 18th marks the American Cancer Society’s 35th annual Great American Smokeout, which encourages smokers to either pre-plan to quit on that day, or use the date to create a plan if they haven’t yet. The concept started with a 1971 event held in Randolph, MA, where a campaign asked people to give up

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Why Teenagers should Kick the Butts

November 9th, 2010

Many teens have heard about the days when their parents were young and people could buy cigarettes and smoke pretty much anywhere.  Even in older movies, actors were smoking just to be cool.  Back in the day, ads for cigarettes were all over the place. Thankfully, this isn’t the case anymore. Today, we are much

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Using Mobile Apps to Quit Smoking

November 2nd, 2010

Sophisticated mobile phone apps are being developed and tested around the world for use in the mental health field. Some of the applications include: help quitting smoking.  The computing power of mobile phones allows them to be used as part of psychotherapy for several mental health problems. In terms of quitting smoking, these apps help

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Laser Therapy for Weight Loss

October 20th, 2010

Cold laser therapy was approved in 2001 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as being a safe and effective method of temporary pain relief.  Since then, cold laser therapy has been used to address a variety of conditions, including obesity. Another name for this treatment is low level laser therapy (LLLT), soft therapy and

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Quitting Smoking while Pregnant

October 15th, 2010

Nicotine addiction is a tough habit to quit. I bet a lot of you are wondering what you should do to quit now that you are pregnant.  The truth is, quitting while pregnant is extremely important but keep in mind that quitting smoking can be even tougher on unborn babies.  Today, recommendations for heavy smokers

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Can Twitter Help you Quit Smoking?

October 6th, 2010

Recently I came across a blog post on TechCrunch where a blogger wrote an article on how Twitter can help people to Quit Smoking.  This immediately caught my attention.  It appears that Twitter is not only the place to give the people you know a 140 character update on your life, but it is also

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The steady increase of people to quit smoking has dropped since 2005

September 21st, 2010

The percentage of American adults who smoked was continually dropping up until the year 2005. Since then, it has varied between 20 and 21%. Interested in the cold hard facts about smoking, reasons to quit smoking, and how smoking is affecting the US as a whole?  The below facts are taken from the Centers for

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Advantages of Laser Quit Smoking Treatment

September 3rd, 2010

After much research and testing, people agree that the stop smoking laser treatment is the easiest way to finally quit smoking. When hearing about laser treatment you might first think of laser hair removal or laser vision repair, etc. But let’s not forget that those nifty lasers can also help you to stop smoking! Laser

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Celebrity Smokers that Quit Smoking

August 26th, 2010

Back in the day, smoking cigarettes used to be a part of every movie and TV show. I’m sure most of you have noticed, but nowadays it’s very rare that you will see people smoking on film.   However, that doesn’t mean that your favorite celebrities aren’t smoking when the shoot ends and the set is

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What Happens When You Quit Smoking?

August 16th, 2010

For those of you who are thinking about quitting smoking, one helpful trick is to educate yourself on the benefits of quitting smoking. By doing so, we can paint a picture in our in our minds of what to look forward to.  Reading about it not always enough though; you need to remember the benefits!

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