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What Happens After You Quit Smoking?

Quitting smoking can be hard, but you may recover faster than you expect. Here's what happens to your body days, months, and years after quitting smoking.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

10 Ways You Can Prevent a Thyroid Problem

Can thyroid disease be prevented? Yes, if you know these 10 ways to prevent thyroid problems.

By Mary Shomon

E-Cigarettes With Nicotine May Help Smokers Quit

Evidence suggests that smokers who use e-cigarettes with nicotine are more likely to kick the habit than people who use the devices without nicotine.

By Deborah Kaplan

How Smoking Raises Risk of Stroke

Cigarette smokers have two to three times the risk of stroke than nonsmokers, and the more cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk.

By HealthAfter50

Behavior Swaps to Quit Smoking, For Good

Do your heart a favor this month and quit smoking. You probably know that cigarette smoking does a number not just on your lungs but on your heart and almost every part of your body. It increases your chance of getting heart disease and many other he...

By Yumhee Park