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Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Tobacco smoke damages the function of the heart and the structure/function of the blood vessels.
Even if you’ve slipped up once or twice over the course of the month, you’ve still made monumental progress — and now it’s time to reap the rewards.
The 5-R Model for smoking cessation is all about organizing and analyzing the risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting. By understanding the risks, rewards, and roadblocks, you can increase the likelihood of a successful quit.
When you decide to quit smoking, set a quit date to go smokefree. The date will serve as your commitment to get healthy, create a goal, and jump-start the motivation you need to quit. We’ve got some great ideas to help you get started.
Making a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking is a step in the right direction, but it’s not the final step. To maintain a successful quit, a person may have to renew his or her commitment many times throughout the year.
Why not pick a Monday to quit smoking? Mondays provide you with 52 opportunities for a fresh start on the first day of the week, for a whole year. Learn four tips that can help you get started.
Our most popular articles of 2022 reflected a strong desire to understand the benefits of quitting in terms of time, money, and health, as well as learn different techniques to reduce triggers and the urge to smoke. 
Smokers know that cigarette cravings can strike unexpectedly, but being prepared for these moments can help you resist these urges when they inevitably arise. One simple technique that can be applied at any moment is deep breathing.
Smoking damages the immune system, making your body less capable of fighting off infection and disease, but quitting smoking can help your body reverse the negative effects of cigarettes.
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