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Why are Cigarettes So Addictive?
How to Quit

Smoking is a complex addiction with physical, mental, and social components. We believe quitting smoking is a journey, not a single event. But whether it’s your first or 5th attempt to quit smoking, you can be smokefree!

Here you'll find articles and resources to help guide you every step of the way - from understanding smoking addiction to planning your quit attempt, and how to make the most of this attempt. You got this!

Overcoming Barriers to Quitting Smoking When You Have a Mental Illness

When we talk about an addiction to cigarettes, we often note how the three-link chain of physical, mental, and social components plays a role. However, for the one in three smokers who have a diagnosed mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia, this three-link chain of addiction may be composed of additional components that may make it particularly difficult to quit.

Smoking and Asthma: What You Should Know

In 2015, approximately 18.4 million US adults, or 7.6 percent of the population, reported having asthma, a chronic condition that affects your lungs and breathing.

Understanding Smoker's Cough

If you are a smoker, you may notice the frustrating side effect of smoker’s cough. It’s loud, it’s intrusive, and at this point, you may be wondering “when will it go away?!”