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Cool Smoking Infographic

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 20:40:02 +0000

Here’s a very cool smoking infographic that was brought to my attention by Emily at Courtesy of BTW: The folks at Online Nursing Programs asked me to remove the links back to their site from this page (the entire graphic used to be a clickable link, as did their domain name, above), and […]

Help Me Quit Smoking – A Short Review of

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:52:25 +0000

I just ran a Google search for the term “help me quit smoking” (I run searches on terms that I would use to search for information on how to quit smoking, just to keep up with what Google is showing people who are searching for those terms). The first site to come back in the […]

How To Give Up Smoking – A Good Overview from

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:22:39 +0000

Earlier today, I ran a Google search on “How To Give Up Smoking”, and the first result it returned was an article titled, “How to Quit Smoking: Guide to quitting and kicking the habit for good.” The article is featured on the site “”, and it’s one of the best and most comprehensive overviews of […]

LA County Residents Trying to Quit Drinking Can Get Free Alcohol Injectors

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 20:40:20 +0000

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Provides Free, 4-Week Supplies of Alcohol Injectors to Eligible Residents Who Call the California Drinkers’ Helpline LOS ANGELES, CA, Mar 16, 2012 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) — In an effort to further assist drinkers attempting to quit drinking, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is providing a […]

Question from Yahoo! Answers

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 01:04:56 +0000

I recently came across this question on Yahoo! Answers, and, since it’s a couple of months old, I thought it would be more worthwhile to answer it here (after all, the original poster, Victor, probably stopped checking for answers some time ago, but I know a lot of smokers have questions very similar to this […]

What Happens 3 Months After Quitting with Nicotine Replacement?

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:08:54 +0000

You start smoking again. At least, that’s what happens to approximately 93% of people who attempt to quit using what’s called “nicotine replacement therapy” (NRT) (e.g., nicotine patches, gums, etc.). Says Who? Says the American Cancer Society: In a report titled “Cancer Facts and Figures 2003“, only 6.8% of all successful long-term quitters used NRT. […]

Choosing Your Pain

Sat, 03 Mar 2012 05:13:27 +0000

Somebody reminded me recently of a post that I wrote way back when I first quit smoking titled, “choose your pain.” In it, I talked about how smokers have to choose between the pain of change and the pain of regret, and cautioned that, if we’re not willing to endure the pain of change now, […]

Just for Today

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:41:01 +0000

I found a list of affirmations posted somewhere very early on in my quit that all started, “Just for today…” I rewrote some of them, added a few at the end, and posted them on my quit smoking support site. I stumbled across the list this morning while looking for something else, and thought they […]

Never Let It Go Unchallenged

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:13:57 +0000

Do you really believe you can stop smoking? If not, why not? In an earlier post, I encouraged you to think about the “escape hatches” you’ve used in the past to give yourself an out when the quit got too tough, and to tell yourself that you can stop smoking in spite of them. For […]

“5 Life Lessons” Article Reviewed

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:01:24 +0000

I just read a funny article titled “5 Life Lessons You Only Learn Through Quitting Smoking” at (I have a Google alert set up for the phrase “quitting smoking” and this article was in that alert yesterday. And no, this wasn’t the first time I’d read article at ;)), and I thought I’d […]