How to Stay Smoke-free
Quitting smoking is hard. It’s a process that may take time. And after you quit, it can be just as tough to stay smoke-free. Follow these steps to stay a non-smoker.
Stopping Tobacco: Handling Weight Gain after You’ve Quit
Many people put off quitting smoking because they’re worried about weight gain. Many smokers do gain some weight after they quit--but it’s still better to quit as soon as possible.
Quitting Tobacco: Slips Happen
Many smokers slip and smoke a few times while they’re quitting. If that happens to you, just know you’re not alone. And don’t use a slip as an excuse to start smoking again.
Health Food Trends to Try in the New Year
Need a little push to follow through with those New Year’s health and fitness resolutions? The biggest health food trends of 2019 may help you reach those goals.
Tobacco Withdrawal Mood Changes— or Depression?
Smokers are more likely to have depression than non-smokers. Experts are not sure why this is. People who have depression might smoke to feel better. Or smokers might become depressed more easily because they smoke. Either way, there are treatments for both depression and smoking.
Manage Nicotine Cravings
You won’t be able to avoid all of your smoking triggers. And learning how to manage cigarette cravings takes practice. So be sure to have a plan to beat that urge to smoke when it happens.
Conquer Nicotine Withdrawal
Nicotine is the main addictive substance in cigarettes and other forms of tobacco. And it affects many parts of your body‚ including your brain.
Medications Can Help You Quit
Medications can double your chances of quitting tobacco for good. Using medications doesn't mean you aren't strong enough to quit on your own. It can even strengthen your resolve to quit.
Employer’s Healthcare Costs Have Plateaued
PwC’s Health Research Institute predicts that, without benefit design changes, large employers will see a 6 percent increase in health plan costs in 2019, the same rate of increase as in 2018. Costs for the previous five years have increased between 5.5 percent and 7 percent.
Stopping Tobacco Use: A Little Help from Your Friends
Getting support from the important people in your life can make a big difference when you stop using tobacco. Friends, family, co-workers and others can help. You are not alone.