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Important Steps To Quit Smoking

Everyone knows it can be hard to stop smoking. After all, the nicotine in cigarettes is a powerfully addictive drug. But with the right approach, you can do it. Millions of Americans have kicked the smoking habit by following some key steps, like lining up support from friends and planning ahead how they’ll respond to cravings. This personal planning tool helps you think through your approach. As you work through the planner, you’ll see examples of some of the things other people did to stop smoking. When you’re finished, you can print a goal sheet to guide and inspire you. Parliament cigarettes. Stopping smoking takes daily awareness. You’re replacing your smoking habit with a new, nonsmoking habit — and reprogramming your brain like that takes time. You’ll need patience and, yes, willpower. … Read entire article »

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Get Protected By Not Smoking

Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than previously known, including liver and colon cancer, blindness, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction, said a major US government report. Top US health officials gathered at the White House to announce the latest Surgeon General’s findings on the health consequences of smoking, five decades after the first landmark report of its kind alerted the public that smoking caused lung cancer. Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States, killing nearly half a million Americans a year. “Amazingly, 50 years in we are still finding out new ways that tobacco maims and kills people,” said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas Frieden. “Tobacco is even worse than we knew it was.” Active smoking is now known to be a cause of 13 … Read entire article »

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Why ‘the new tobacco” is being called the new sugar

A team of health experts from around the world are calling on food and drink manufacturers to cut the amount of sugar in their products — part of a new anti-sugar campaign that calls the sweet stuff “the new tobacco.” The group ‘Action on Sugar’ says sugar is behind an unprecedented obesity and diabetes epidemic. As a result, the U.K.-based group is carrying out the new public health campaign that aims to make the public more aware of the sugar found in their food and drink, urging us to avoid products that have high amounts of “hidden” sugars. Limiting the amount of added sugar intake in the U.K. to no more than five per cent of total energy intake; Persuading food manufacturers to gradually reduce the added sugar in their products by 20 … Read entire article »

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