Smoking CessationInfo Center

Swap Smokes for Healthier Teeth & Gums
A good time to promote oral hygiene may pop up when a person is ready to quit smoking. Tobacco counselors can prompt their patients: out with the smoking, in with the flossing and brushing.
Quitting Smoking After Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos is a known cancer-causing agent. It was banned in the United States in the 1970s, but can still be found in old insulation and other building materials. People who have been exposed to asbestos are at higher risk of respiratory diseases, including lung cancer.
No Smoking in Many Psych Hospitals
Many psychiatric hospitals have started helping patients quit smoking, which is terrific. But the same hospitals may not be preparing patients to remain smoke-free when they go home.
Total Health Approach to Quitting Smoking
Quitting smoking is a difficult task. But quitters may find it easier to stay on task by making quitting a part of healthy lifestyle choices that include getting more exercise.
Smoking Cessation Meds: Take Two
Quitting smoking can be tough, but it simply has to be done. Researchers keep looking at ways to help people quit for good, even if there are side effects involved.
Blood Test May Predict Lung Cancer Risk
Finding lung cancer at its earliest stages, when there is still the chance of a cure, is a problem. Regular CT scans can detect such cancers in older smokers who’ve smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years.
Mom, Go Outside to Smoke
Pregnant moms may be getting better about quitting smoking while they’re pregnant, but once the baby is born, many light up again.
Quit Talk Around Mental Health
Doctors may be more likely to push patients without any mental health indicators to quit smoking. But smoking is harmful to everyone’s health, regardless of mental health status.
Even Your Metabolism Knows When You Quit
The human body can begin repairing the damage caused by smoking as soon as a person quits, even later in life. It really is never too late to quit.
Genes Don’t Trigger Smoking Habits
Having genes linked to a smoking addiction does not predict a future smoker. Keeping cigarettes away from minors and supporting adults in quitting is what matters.