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«100 Questions and Answers About How to Quit Smoking»

Native American TeensHow does smoking affect breast milk?What is my healthcare professional's role in my smoking cessation?The Nicotine PatchHow old should my child be before I talk to him or her about smoking?How does smoking affect the liver?I don't like gaining weight when I stop smoking. Why do I gain weight? What can I do about it?Chewing TobaccoHow have the Surgeon General's Reports affected the smoking habits of Americans?What screening tools are used to diagnose addictive smokers?Ten Key Guideline RecommendationsWhat is the history of tobacco use?What is "the vicious cycle of addiction to tobacco and nicotine"?What risk factors contribute to people smoking?The No Tobacco Use Program (TNT Program)Cultural and Spiritual FactorsONE. The BasicsWhat are the current trends in quitting smoking?What was the effect of the lobbying efforts of the flight attendants union on the rules about smoking on airlines?What are the rights of smokers and nonsmokers?What is cognitive behavioral therapy and how is it helpful?What are the success rates of the five nicotine replacement therapies alone and in combination with other forms?RISKThe ElderlyHow do chemicals such as nicotine work in the brain?Gender Differences in Diseases Found in SmokersIn case I can't get in touch with my buddy or family members, is there a 24-hour hotline I can call?Can smoking cessation be done "one-on- one" with a counselor or health educator, or must it be in a group?Why has there been so much controversy regarding cigarette smoking as being addictive?CigarettesHow do I know if I am addicted to nicotine?Where can I find more information?FIVE. Associated ConditionsThe Five A's Model for Treating Tobacco Use and DependenceWhat are my chances of recovery from smoking-related diseases such as cardiac disease, lung cancer, chronic pulmonary disease (including emphysema), and stroke?How successful will I be at quitting smoking?Biological DifferencesWhy is group therapy as important as anti-tobacco drug therapy ?What is the prevalence of tobacco use?Are there herbal remedies for smoking cessation?The Twelve TraditionsKavaWhat are the psychological effects of nicotine?DEDICATIONWhat are some of the important chemicals making up tar? How do these chemicals affect the brain and the body?SEVEN. SurvivingWhat is the suicide risk associated with the anti-smoking drug Chantix?PipesWhy do people use tobacco?What are some of the medication aids, notably the nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), to smoking cessation ?Smoker's RightsI have so many pleasant memories of smoking. How can I create unpleasant memories about it?GinsengWhat are the rates of smoking between socioeconomic groups and educational levels ?Why did it take so long to determine that smoking was addictive?What are the laws regulating tobacco?The American Stop Smoking Intervention (ASSIST)What are the chemicals in tar that are carcinogenic, and how do they cause cancer?Native Americans and Alaskan NativesWhat can I do to ease any residual psychological or emotional pain short of taking medication?What are the qualifications of professionals who run smoking cessation groups?FOUR. TreatmentWhat are the other prevention programs for children?How much does a smoking cessation program cost?What is the mission of the FDA, especially in regard to tobacco ?My spouse is a heavy smoker who refuses to get help to quit. What should I do?What is Chantix?What are the benefits of enrolling in a smoking cessation program, and what is the average length of stay of a smoking cessation program?What is the Master Settlement Agreement?What is the legal age to smoke?THREE. Risk, Prevention, and EpidemiologyWhat are the medical consequences of tobacco use?BidisAcetylcholine Receptor SubtypesHow can smoking affect my baby during pregnancy?What are the Surgeon General's Reports?Nicotine LozengeHispanicsDifferences in Gender-Specific Health RisksCigarsAm I eligible for any legal compensation for a smoking-related illness since the MSA?African AmericansWhere does nicotine act on the nervous system?Does my risk for a specific illness related to smoking change after I quit smoking?GlossaryWhat are the physiological effects of nicotine?Psychological TraitsWhat are the differences between men and women regarding rates of tobacco use, history of tobacco use, and their health risks?Can you list all of the specific diseases associated with smoking?How do I talk to my child about smoking?What is Bupropion SR?EPIDEMIOLOGYWhat is Healthy People 2010? Is smoking cessation included in its national goals?Nonsmoker's RightsFemalesWhat is the "Great American Smoke Out"?Nicotine InhalerWhat is the current trend in smoking cessation treatment?What are tar and nicotine?Herbal RemediesWhat is meant by "tobacco is a gateway drug"?How can smoking be an addiction but at the same time be different from drugs we normally associate with addiction?PREVENTIONMen and WomenIs tobacco a drug?Autonomic Nervous systemThe Twelve Steps of Nicotine AnonymousWhat are the differences in the rates of tobacco use among different ethnic groups?Native American WomenASPIREAsian AmericansHow successful are people who quit on their own?Are there different "types" of smokers, for example casual smokers versus chain smokers? Are there personality or physiological differences between types of smokers?What can I do to avoid "triggers"?TarWhat effects does the Internet have on the tobacco industry and cigarette sales and on teen smoking?The Youth Tobacco Prevention Policies and Programs in Schools and Communities, developed by The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Does insurance pay for any of the smoking cessation programs or products?What is the difference between a "slip" and a "relapse"?Are there 12-stepprograms for cigarette smokers, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)?Are the mentally ill more at risk of addiction to nicotine?MalesNicotineSomatic Nervous SystemWhy do I need to gain support from family, friends, and others to succeed?Can I become addicted to any of the drugs used to assist a person to quit smoking?Results Regarding the Effectiveness of These Programs ConflictWhat are the success rates of the non-NRT therapies?Should I enroll my child in a prevention program?Nicotine GumIf I don't inhale will I have less of a chance of getting a disease, such as lung cancer?What are the mortality rates from smoking in the United States? Worldwide?TWO. DiagnosisWhat are the physiological changes taking place during withdrawal?SnuffWhat are the different ways in which tobacco is consumed?How dangerous is nicotine?What is tobacco?What is meant by a "safe" cigarette?Prevention and Smoking Cessation ProgramsHow does smoking alter DNA?Are there any health benefits to tobacco or nicotine?Nicotine Nasal SprayWhat have been the results of the Master Settlement Agreement since the settlement occurred?What are the differences in the smoking habits at different ages, from children to the elderly?What are the risks of secondhand or environmental smoke?If I am addicted to tobacco, will I be predisposed to other addictions?What are the recommendations for when you should take medication in order to quit smoking?How many times does a typical smoker quit throughout his or her life?HookahsLobeliaWhat are the success rates of smokers who quit "cold turkey" and those who quit by participating in a smoking cessation program?SIX. Special PopulationsHow long does it take to become addicted to tobacco?What other non-NRTmedication therapies are available, if any?Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)What is addiction ?Is it ever too late to quit?What anti-tobacco education is being done in the schools? How effective are programs such as DARE?Are there any long-term psychological or emotional symptoms that I should expect long after I stop smoking?How do I know if my child will become a smoker?
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