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What is smoking cessation?
Smoking cessation, also commonly known as quitting smoking, is the process of stopping the smoking of tobacco. Tobacco contains addictive compounds including nicotine, which makes it difficult for many people to quit.
What are the health risks of tobacco smoking?
The use of tobacco reduces your life expectancy and also decreases your quality of life. Inhaling the toxins contained in cigarettes allows them to reach all areas of your body through the flow of blood. Scientific studies confirm that if you …
What are the health risks of smoking while pregnant?
Pregnancy risks of smoking include sudden infant death syndrome, premature birth, low birth weight, stillbirth, and infant mortality.
What are harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke?
Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemical compounds, many of which are harmful to the body. In particular, there are certain poisons including carbon monoxide and tar in tobacco smoke. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that can be fatal in …
What are the benefits of quitting smoking?
As soon as you quit smoking, your body begins to repair itself. Your health will improve, you will live longer and you will save money. More specific advantages of quitting smoking include: your senses of smell and taste improve; exercising …
Are there different ways to quit smoking?
Smoking is addictive and can be difficult to quit; it can take people many attempts before quitting completely. It is important to find a strategy for quitting that is right for you and suits your lifestyle. This will help you be more in control of …
What can I do in preparation for quitting smoking?
You may benefit from setting and achieving some small goals before quitting smoking on a specific day. This could involve avoiding smoking at times that you normally would, for example, with your morning coffee, in a work break, or at the …
What are common withdrawal symptoms that occur after quitting smoking?
Quitting smoking is not easy and you will probably experience withdrawal symptoms that involve changes in your mood, behavior and body related to quitting. Initial withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person and …
About this article
Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Smoking cessation