Browsing All posts tagged under »smoking cessation«

Quitters May Not Benefit From Extra Help

November 8, 2013


Helping a family member or friend to quit smoking is giving for health’s sake. People who decide to quit are more successful with help and support from others. Smokers who want to quit may find it difficult to do so without help. There is plenty of help available many of them are free. There are […]

Smoking Tobacco-A Tutorial

May 21, 2013


Smoking is bad because the nicotine in the tobacco is addictive. When you smoke you feel calm and alert; you experience a temporary mood boost. When the effects wear off your mood is altered and the craving returns. Because of the personal benefits quitting is not easy Tobacco smoke contains about 7, 000 chemicals, about […]

Text Messaging For Smoking Cessation

March 25, 2013


Text messaging has been linked to smoking cessation which is good news for smokers trying to quit. This form of mhealth (mobile health) is gaining approval as more evidence supports its effect on bringing about change. Text messaging is an alternative to  1:1 behaviour counseling with a professional. In one study, researchers analysed data from […]

Smoking Cessation And Text Messages

June 12, 2012


A new discipline in health care called mobile health or mHealth makes it possible to change unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking. By sending text messages to mobile cellular phones a new health delivery module is created. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death from cancer. Smoking is a major risk factor for non-communicable […]

The Benefits Of Quitting Tobacco

May 19, 2012


Smoking is a major health risk factor for many diseases including cancer, heart disease, strokes, asthma, respiratory diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Quitting is note easy and one reason is that smoking tobacco has temporary personal benefits.  Because of the seriousness of tobacco use second hand smoke posesa health threat to non-smokers as well as children.   The good news […]

Extra Help To Quit Smoking Not Effective

March 26, 2012


People who decide to quit smoking are more successful with help and support from others. Smokers who want to quit may find it difficult to do so on their own. There is plenty of help available, many of them are free. There are public health initiatives, self help support, products and even text messaging services. […]

Twelve Years Of Life Cut With Unhealthy Behaviours

April 30, 2010


A study has  released a  report on unhealthy behaviours such as: Smoking   Poor diet Inactivity Drinking 4,886 people 18 years and older were studied in 1984 and 1985. Read The Report

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