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Smokers with cancer benefit from quitting, but need extra help

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Published: January 23, 2012
  • Author: Patrick J. Skerrett,

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ruth
March 03, 2012

i am trying to give up smoking and need to know if e cigs are safe i read a post which says they contain a chemical which is found in antifreeze?

namasaya
February 21, 2012

good job for having written this article

Alvaro
February 17, 2012

there are many women in the world who suffer from the problem of snuff, but quit smoking is easier when you propose and execute a method to exactly

Dhayat
March 22, 2012

There is a slim chance of you itntgeg accepted into Harvard. You are not going to get a full scholarship to Harvard, or any college here.There is very little in the way of financial aid or scholarships here for international student students.You can go on any college web site to see what their requirements are.

`Thomas
February 12, 2012

Smoking is more dangerous than alcoholism. But the younger generation feel that the smoking make one greater than others. and a social greatness.The blunder foolishness . Lt us hope for a smoke free healthy generation

Brad Major
February 07, 2012

I stop smoking after being diagnosed with kidney cancer 4 years ago.

Now that I have been smoke free for 4 years I feel much better.

Vijay Vaishnav
January 28, 2012

Not many people know that those who sport moustaches and smoke are at a greater risk because the smoke as well as the other compounds (read toxins) released are adsorbed onto the bushes on the upper lip.
It is only after the effects of tobacco on the body have reached a stage where the person develops chronic gastritis or cancer or vascular disease that he thinks of quitting the habit.
alternative therapies can sometimes have surprising results in removing the craving for tobacco.

January 24, 2012

i want to leave smoking at any cost please help me………..

markz111
January 24, 2012

I totally agree with your findings although I used to drink milk every single day:)) thank u for all your excerted efforts to reveal truths about nutrition because we live in a world so greedy for money undermining totally human health and how severely it’s gets affected.

John R. Polito
January 24, 2012

An excellent article, PJ, until you get to the part where you suggest that real-world use of NRT, Zyban and Chantix is superior to quitting without them. While each clobbers placebo inside randomized clinical trials, they have failed to prevail over: (1) unassisted quitters, (2) non-medication quitters and (3) cold turkey quitters, in almost all long-term (>6 months) population level studies since 2000, including the only official government quitting method survey, the National Cancer Institute’s 2006 Hartman study. We don’t know why, but both the CDC and NCI continue to hide real-world findings while behaving as though pharm industry employees.

Your article also recommends http://www.SmokeFree.gov, where by last count smokers are bombarded with 173 invitations to purchase and use “medication” or “medicine.” But SmokeFree.gov’s most destructive lesson is that its “slip” page teaches smokers that lapse is easily and normally overcome, when in truth lapse is almost always followed by relapse (80-95%).

Although addiction to smoking nicotine is as real and permanent as alcoholism, there is only one lesson that all quitters need follow in order to keep their chemical dependency arrested for the balance of life. It’s that one equals all, that lapse equals relapse, that one puff is too many and thousands never enough. There’s just one rule .. no nicotine just one day at a time, to never take another puff! Yes you can!!!

Joe Smyser
January 24, 2012

This is sad news, offering further insight into just how addictive smoking can be. Perhaps another angle to consider for anti-smoking programs/materials would be to share just how toxic cigarette butts are, even when disposed of properly. The science behind this research can be found at http://www.toxicbutts.com

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