It's Harder for Women to Quit Smoking

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Our video series continues to highlight the research by our Pilot Project Program investigators. This video features the work of Dr. Sherry McKee in developing gender-sensitive smoking cessation therapies -- to help women quit.

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"My story starts 36 years ago. Still to this day I have trouble believing I became a smoker. Both of my parents smoked. I hated that, and was continually waving away the smoke, hiding their cigarettes, and complaining."

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Tips & Hints

  • Write a list of the reasons why you want to stop

    Keep the list with you and refer to it when tempted to light up. By write down the reasons why smoking is so harmful, the benefits of s...
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  • Set a date for stopping, and stop completely

    Some people prefer the idea of cutting down gradually. However, research has shown that if you smoke fewer cigarettes than usual, you a...
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  • Tell everyone that you are giving up smoking

    Friends and family often give support and may help you. Smoking by others in the household makes giving up harder. If appropriate, try ...
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  • Don't despair if you fail

    Examine the reasons why you felt it was more difficult at that particular time. It will make you stronger next time. On average, people...
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  • Anticipate when you are most likely to want to smoke

    In particular, drinking alcohol is often associated with failing in an attempt to stop smoking. You should consider not drinking much a...
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