If you smoke, the American Cancer Society can help you kick the habit. And people who plan a quit attempt in advance double their odds of succeeding. Why not give up cigarettes for the dayÃ¢â‚¬â€maybe foreverÃ¢â‚¬â€on Thursday, November 17, during the 29th annual Great American Smokeout?
Archive for January, 2006
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Stop Smoking at Chinese New Year, it’s as good a time as any!
Zyban is a drug marketed by Glaxo-Wellcome and has been used, very successfully, to treat nicotine addiction directly. In this case it is different to the way other anti-smoking agents work, such as nicotine gum and patches, since these simply supply an alternative source of nicotine other than cigarettes. Zyban works at the neurological level, reducing the craving for nicotine in any form.
Wellbutrin and Zyban are both brand names for the chemical Bupropion Hydrochloride.
It is a nicotine-free pill which has been shown to help some people quit smoking. When used with NRT’s, the rate of success for smoking cessation improves. Learn about this prescription-strength medicine and discuss with your doctor whether it might be a good choice for you.
There are varying opinons how many cigarettes the ‘average’ smoker smokes.
According to the American Lung Association, the average smoker smokes 15 cigarettes each day.
Two to four cigarettes in a row increase blood fats 200 to 400%. The average smoker (30 cigerettes per day) has 4 to 6 times the chance of having heart disease if he’s in the 45-54 year age group.