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You can win big money for quitting

Indiana health officials have joined forces with MDWise Hoosier Alliance and ADVANTAGE Health Solutions to offer up to $2,500 in rewards for those who stay tobacco free, whether smoking or chewing tobacco. “Quitting smoking is one of the best ways to improve your health,” Indiana State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin, M.D. said in a prepared […]

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‘How I Broke All the Rules — But Still Quit Smoking’

I was a smoker for 28 years. This month I celebrated one year smoke free. Even though I tried to quit many times before — probably 20 to 30 times in the last 10 years — this time felt different. This time it stuck. If...

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The power of persuasion

An advertisement in the newspaper the other day for hypnosis classes to helping people with weight control issues got me remembering back to when I needed help to kick a habit. While I’m not a big believer in mumbo-jumbo or a lot of the touchy-feelly...

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New Online Tobacco Cessation Tool Available in Kansas

opeka—The Kansas Tobacco Quitline recently added an online tobacco cessation counseling service, Web Coach®. The online service available at www.QuitNow.net/Kansas provides counseling and support materials based on individuals’ readiness to quit tobacco use. The program, which is free to Kansas residents, will help tobacco users...

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No. 1 anti-ageing secret: Quit

Are you a smoker with an “it won’t happen to me” mindset? If the state of your health is not enough to stop you, is the price of your good looks? So why are so many of us still lighting up? Smoker’s face The term...

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I quit my 20-a-day habit for love

I started smoking at a very young age, around 15. I grew up in France and at the time, most of my friends were smokers — I was surrounded! I didn’t really know anyone who didn’t smoke, it was just the thing to do. I...

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Real life: How I cut my social smoking habit

I’d never touched a cigarette until my gap year in the UK in 1999. There was another Aussie I’d met who offered me one when we were out and I took it. To be honest, I didn’t really think much of it. I was too...

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How our bad habits are hurting the healthcare system

While Australian governments have spent the past 20 odd years looking at ways to try to stamp out smoking, there is another evil lurking among us. The problem of national obesity is growing at an alarming rate. The federal government is now focusing its attention...

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