Smoke Free Women is an organization serving as a resource for women who are looking to quit smoking, as well as acting as a support system for women who have already quit. Approximately one in five American women is a smoker. Almost 80% of them have a desire to quit. Created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, Smoke Free Women offers … [Read more...] about Women Celebrating Smoke Free Lives
I want a cigarette so bad. Yesterday, we fought with tech support of our Internet service provider...for hours. They kept putting us on hold, handing us to different departments, saying one thing, then contradicting themselves. Seems the corporate behemoth would see fit to train their support personnel. Now, today, the stress is catching up with me. I haven't yearned for … [Read more...] about We Quit Smoking for Love. We Both Succeeded.
Smokers are poorly equipped to deal with distress without resorting to cigarettes because of their implicit belief that smoking helps them to deal with difficult feelings, a conference for psychologists was told yesterday. Nigel Vahey of NUI Maynooth said research had found that a key psychological component of tobacco-dependence involved the implicit belief that smoking was … [Read more...] about Smokers Use Cigarettes to Cope with Stress