Genes might help determine if smokers can kill addiction with drugs

Now whether you can kick the butt with the help of drug treatments will be predicted with the help of genes, say researchers. A new study, after an analysis of 6,000 smokers, has concluded, that the genes which make it difficult Read more...

Want to quit smoking? Try acupuncture or hypnosis

Acupuncture and hypnosis have been promoted as drug-free ways to help smokers kick the habit, and there is some evidence that they work, according to a research review that looked at 14 international studies. Researchers, Read more...

Nicotine vaccine could help smokers quit

Breaking a smoking addiction isn’t an easy feat and nicotine patches and gum often do little to help.  But scientists at Selecta Biosciences in Boston have developed a new solution for those looking to quit the nasty habit: Read more...

Mobile technology may help you quit smoking

Researchers at Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh have illustrated how mobile technology can support health research and maybe even help people quit smoking. In a six-week nicotine addiction study, published online Read more...

Key to quitting smoking: Recognizing triggers

It is something we have heard time and again, from the people who have tried – and are still trying – to do it: quitting smoking is easier said than done. The important thing to remember, however, is that regardless of Read more...

Exercise helps smokers to quit smoking

Exercise may help smokers to quit and remain smokefree, according to new data presented at the World Congress of Cardiology. Moreover, exercise increases life expectancy in smokers and non-smokers alike. The study of 434,190 Read more...

Hypnotist takes multi-method approach to help smokers quit

For years, certified master hypnotist Vance Romane has helped people find the willpower to stop smoking, but as he enters his golden years, he’s decided to take a step back from his life of touring. “It’s my last major Read more...

Electronic cigarettes may help smokers’ memory while they kick the habit

Electronic cigarettes -- battery-operated devices that provide nicotine via inhaled vapour -- may help the memory as well as ease cravings as smokers quit their habit. Dr Lynne Dawkins of the University of East London conducted Read more...

British author brings quit smoking protocol to readers by using ‘fuhgeddaboutit’ approach

In “The Winning Way to Quit Smoking” (ISBN 1468038567), British author Shirley Amy offers an original protocol based on a natural and holistic foundation, in which smokers enter four zones to slowly stop smoking over Read more...

Smoking may now be easier to quit with e-cigarettes

Smoking is known to have adverse effects on not only smokers but on passive smokers as well. Each year millions of people try to quit smoking but only a handful succeed in their quest to give up smoking. However, with e cigarettes, Read more...