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Quit Smoking Pills: The First Step You have made the decision to quit smoking, but in your mind it is impossible for you to imagine life without cigarettes. Maybe you are a life-long smoker and you have developed such an addiction to nicotine that: You smoke more than a pack a day You smoke even […]
What Is Stomatitis? Stomatitis is an inflammation of the inside part of the mouth. It can affect all parts of the mouth, lips, cheeks, gums, tongue and the palates. Stomatitis is characterized by redness and swelling on the affected areas inside the mouth. It can cause discomfort and pain and in some severe cases can […]
The Many Faces of Nicotine Nicotine is both the main addictive ingredient in a cigarette and the drug that helps people quit smoking through NRT (nicotine replacement therapy). It is what addicts you to smoking and then it is what eventually frees you from tobacco. The contrasts do not stop there. Nicotine is a stimulant […]
Tobacco Free Florida: A History The Tobacco Florida Free initiative was created in 2007. An amendment to the state’s constitution established the legal framework to create an all-encompassing tobacco education and prevention campaign to get Floridians to quit smoking. Since its beginning in 2007 Tobacco Free Florida can proudly proclaim that it has helped over […]
Essential Oils: The Breakdown There is a whole industry out there dedicated to helping you quit smoking. From nicotine replacement therapies (nicotine gum, the nicotine patch, etc.) to pills and e-cigarettes there are so many different products and treatments to choose from. One of the ways you may not have heard about to help you […]
Smoking Cessation Programs: A List There are a wide variety of smoking cessation programs available to you if you are looking to quit smoking and all of the smoking cessation programs listed here are offered completely free of charge. 1-800-QUITNOW/smokefree.gov Both the quit-line and the website are administered by the National Institutes of Health along […]
The Nicotine Buzz: What is it? The feelings, both physical and psychological, that are associated with nicotine entering your system is better known as the nicotine buzz. Nicotine is what addicts you to cigarettes and it does not do that by magic. There is a lot going on in your brain and in your body […]
Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco are fighting for the supremacy over the Japanese market with their smokeless tobacco heating products. “I like the uniqueness of a new product,” said one Japanese consumer. Which product seems to have it all? Three products, one market Given the fact that Asia is the birthplace […]
France considers to make a bold move and ban some of its most famous cigarette brands – Gitanes and Gauloises. What is the context behind this act, and what is in these products that make them attractive and repulsive at the same time? If it kills, it is not fashion How did these cigarettes become […]
The Importance of Motivation Whether you are thinking about quitting smoking or whether you are in the middle of trying to quit for good it is always encouraging to receive some motivation to keep you going. One great way to get motivation is to look outward for inspiration from those that have been there before. […]
Following all of the recent smoking bans we’ve reported, one can say without exaggeration that the smokers’ world is shrinking. First, smoking was banned in public outdoor spaces; then in public indoor spaces and workplaces. Parks, recreational areas, and stadiums followed, but that isn’t the end to the legal push for a smoke-free environment. Eventually, even […]
Protecting the Youngsters Not far behind us, May 31st marked the World No Tobacco Day. Prior to this date, there were introductions of many new laws. The main actors included health commissioners, practitioners, lawmakers, and legislators. East Point, Georgia, banned smoking from its parks and recreational areas in order to honor this important date. Moreover, […]