What to Expect When You’re Expecting…to Quit

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Stopping the regular use of tobacco products is a tremendous step toward bettering your overall health, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to do. For most people, tobacco use is an addiction, and like any addiction, it takes great focus, dedication and strength to make the change permanent. Here are some of the most commonly […]

Choosing the Right Date to Quit

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So you’ve decided you’re ready to quit smoking. Congratulations! You’ve already made a huge step towards better overall health. The question now is, when should you start? Tomorrow, May 31, is World No Tobacco Day, and many would argue that there’s no time like the present, so what about then? To ensure your ultimate success […]

Kick-Start Your Health Goals Before the New Year

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Every year millions of Americans spend the holiday season indulging in too many treats and too little exercise, only to find themselves even further behind in their health goals by the time they reach New Year’s Day. There are many people who don’t realize just how much strain the holiday season can put on the […]

What Happens When You Quit Smoking

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Did you know that when you quit smoking your body immediately begins to repair the damage caused by tobacco products? As a matter of fact, the body begins to experience health benefits within just 15-20 minutes. Within the first 15-20 minutes of quitting, your heart rate will drop to a normal level. After only 12 […]

Smoking since fourth grade, Central man finds help to quit

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After being told by his doctors to quit smoking or die, John Kean is now breathing a smoke-free sigh of relief having successfully kicked his tobacco habit of 40 years. He did it with the help of a new smoking cessation program at Our Lady of the Lake that he says gave him everything he […]