Posts Tagged "quit smoking"

Quitting Smoking Enhances Personality Change

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Health & Wellness

University of Missouri researchers have found evidence that shows those who quit smoking show improvements in their overall personality. “The data indicate that for some young adults smoking is impulsive,” said Andrew Littlefield, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science. “That means that 18-year-olds are acting without a lot of forethought and favor immediate rewards over long term negative consequences. They might say, ‘I know smoking is bad for me, but I’m going to do it anyway.’ However, we find individuals...

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Giving Up Smoking Linked To Greater Happiness And Elevated Mood

Posted on Dec 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

It appears to be a myth that giving up smoking most likely makes you miserable. Brown University researchers found that those who were in the process of quitting smoking were never happier. Their study appears in an article in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The authors explained that giving up smoking is known to be good for our physical health; however, nobody really seems to know whether the process makes us happy or depressed. One reads about smokers claiming to derive relief from anxiety and depression from their tobacco products. Corresponding author, Christopher Kahler...

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Quitting Smoking Doubles Cancer Survival Rate

Posted on Feb 3, 2010 in Uncategorized

    A cigarette is put out in an ashtray. Medical researchers said that quitting smoking could double a cancer patient’s chances of living for another five years. / Korea Times File By Bae Ji-sook Staff Reporter A group of British medical researchers has reported that quitting smoking after being diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer doubles a patient’s chances of living for another five years. They issued the report after analyzing data from 10 observational studies on the impact of quitting smoking after being diagnosed with the disease. According to the analysis, some 29 to 33...

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