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The beginning.

I’ve been sober for 78 days, and a non smoker for two months-ish. I feel so free. Quitting drinking and smoking wasn’t an easy process, and I’m still firmly in the “beginner” category in the vast and rich recovery world. 407 more words

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Understanding the Effects of Medications and Smoking on Your Baby

Alcohol and recreational/illicit drugs can cross the placenta and get into your baby’s circulatory system. Some medications can also cross the placenta. Some are completely harmless, whereas others can cause problems. 666 more words

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In Focus: Hypnotherapy for Quitting Smoking

THE FACTS

  • Almost 50% of smokers die prematurely due to smoking related illnesses
  • The life expectancy of a smoker is about 10 years less than that of a non-smoker…
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Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Do Seem to Help People Quit

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Ghastly smoking-relating photos on cigarette packs do encourage smokers to quit, a new study finds. 592 more words

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Athlete Zero? More like Patient Zero.

Last time we spoke, reader, I was about to journey on the road of quitting smoking.

Did I quit?

You bet I did. But, there was a very “fun” twist. 356 more words

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Trying to quit smoking? Women might want to time it with their period, study suggests

If you’re a woman and you want to quit smoking, here’s a tip: time it with your menstrual cycle.

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania has concluded that women could see better success if they try to quit during the early pre-menstrual phase of their cycle. 618 more words

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Week 8: Smokeless

Day one. For those wondering the reference, it’s from one of my favorite video games, Majora’s Mask, which has three days conveniently!

So, not terrible. The first time I quit smoking I was constantly having mental break downs and crying over nothing. 178 more words

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