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Alcohol and Your Health

Alcohol can seriously impair your health and stopping drinking or cutting down has significant health benefits. Find out more.

Smoking Cessation: Gradual Withdrawal Vs Cold Turkey

There are many strategies that you can use to help with smoking cessation, but two of the most prominent ways of kicking the tobacco habit are quitting cold turkey and quitting by way of gradual withdrawal. Both can be successful but both can also fail. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of

Quit Smoking - The Benefits Of Giving Up

Smoking is a highly addictive habit. This addiction is caused by the drug nicotine. It is so highly addictive because people who smoke continue to do it even though they understand the damage that smoking is doing to their health and body.

Why Quit Smoking - Smoking is bad for you

Why quit smoking? Well for starters those that don't quit will probably die of smoking related diseases or have health problems later in life. By giving up smoking cigarettes your health will improve and your ...

Effective Natural Lung Cleansing

If you get tired of allowing cigarettes to take over your life, and you are also worried of what harm it can bring you, then maybe you just want to quit right now and start natural lung cleansing! To do this you must be very aware of what smoking can do to you.

Top Alcohol and Drug Stories of 2008

These are the top stories of interest about alcohol and drug-related issues that were covered during the year at the About.com Alcoholism / Substance Abuse site.

How to Buy Different Flavour E Liquid Electric Cigarette?

Similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes, smokeless cigarettes too are available in different types, styles and flavours. Often referred to as 'ecig', this product is gaining extreme popularity as the safest alternative to tobacco cigarettes. It ...

Pipes and Hookahs, Same Risks as Cigars

Traditional pipe or trendy hookah smokers face the same or worse cancer and other disease risks as cigar smokers, according to a new study.

Some Effective Quit Smoking Tips

Another year has passed and you are still smoking. It is very hard to quit for one basic reason and that is that nicotine is extremely addictive.

Three Effective Ways of Stop Smoking Used by Many Ex-Smokers

Did you know that in 1964 roughly one half of all Americans smoked cigarettes? Some may consider this figure shocking but it makes sense when you consider the fact that the Surgeon General's warning did not debut until 1971. At this point, many people finally realized the benefits of quitting s

"My smoking has created a huge gap that my husband isn't even aware of."

"I would sneak outside in blistering heat and torrential rains, more times than I could possibly count, in order to cater to my addiction. I have faked headaches so I could stay home from outings that would hinder my ability to smoke at least every hour. I have pooh-poohed travel ideas because

The Key Of Using Quit Smoking Aids

Before using quit smoking aids, you must noticed. What quit smoking aids or program did you choose to kick your smokiing habit is not the most important, because it is not going to happen unless ...

How to Actually Help a Drug Addict

Every drug addiction is unique in some ways. But there are some factors that are common to every drug addiction. Here is a rundown of basics that are required for every substance addiction rehab.

Loose Shank

Definition of the drug slang term 'Loose Shank' from the About.com Alcoholism / Substance Abuse glossary of drug street terms.