RWJ Health Connect | Patient PortalGo
  • 1-888-MD-RWJUH
  • YouTube

Blood Pressure

Quitting Smoking, Limiting Alcohol

  • Search by Keywords

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Enter a search phrase:

Quitting Smoking, Limiting Alcohol

Making the Decision to Quit Smoking
Smoking Cessation, Stages of Change Cigarette smoking is the single leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. But because of the physical and psychological addiction to nicotine, smokers find it quite difficult to quit. This video offers important reasons to stop smoking and a framework of change to help you achieve your goal.
Quitting Smoking: Overcoming Relapse
Smoking Cessation, Relapse Prevention A relapse happens when you return to smoking after a period of quitting—usually after the first three months. Most people experience several relapses before quitting for good. This video discusses situations that can trigger a relapse and offers a range of coping skills and behavior changes to get you back on track.
Fast Facts
Joining a community-based quit-smoking program may be the ticket to quitting for good. Calling a hotline when you feel the urge to smoke is another option.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Enter a search phrase:
Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease
Smoking and Heart Disease The American Heart Association (AHA) says diseases caused by smoking kill more than 440,000 people in the U.S. each year. Most new smokers are children and teens. Smokers have higher risk for lung disease. This includes lung cancer and emphysema. They also have increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Facts about smoking and heart disease One out of every 5 smoking-related deaths is caused by heart disease. Women older than 35 who smoke and take birth control pills are at m...
How to Cut Down on Drinking
How to Cut Down on Drinking You might want to cut down on your drinking for many reasons. Unfortunately, the best of intentions don't necessarily make the effort any easier. If you are going to drink alcohol, you should use it wisely and in moderation. And if you are one of the 10 to 15 percent of the population with alcoholism in your family, you should be careful not to drink too much or too often, or not to drink at all. You should not drink at all if you have certain health conditions or are taking ...
The High Cost of Smoking
The High Cost of Smoking Most people quit smoking because of the damage it does to their health. But if you need an extra reason to kick the habit, consider that smoking could be costing you as much as $10,000 a year. When people consider the cost of smoking, they usually focus on the cost of the cigarettes alone. Someone who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day, for instance, can spend up to $1,965 a year. But this is only the beginning. Add to that figure the cost of extra over-the-counter and prescripti...