Harvard Heart Letter

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Heart Letter readers share their tips for living with heart disease.

Home grown tips for quitting smoking

A recent letter from a Harvard Heart Letter reader asked about how to stop smoking. She had tried hard to do this in the past, but without success. In the May 2010 issue, Editor in Chief Dr. Thomas Lee answered this reader's question by outlining the most effective steps available today and offering a glimpse of future options. Equally practical advice came from dozens of Heart Letter readers who mailed and e-mailed with the creative and highly personal ways they kicked their own smoking habits.

These vignettes show that there are many different ways to stop smoking. Nicotine replacement, medications, and talk therapy can help, but so can your own approach.

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