15 Feb '11, 4am

You don't need to go cold turkey to quit smoking. Here are some ways to swear off cigarettes gradually.

You don't need to go cold turkey to quit smoking. Here are some ways to swear off cigarettes gradually.

If you've been struggling to give up cigarettes, be inspired by the efforts of United States President Barack Obama, who has finally quit his smoking habit, according to his wife . If the man with one of the world's most stressful job can stop smoking, so can you! Bonus: Stop smoking before age 40 and you'll add 5 years to your life. After 10 smoke-free years, you'll have cut your risk of dying of lung cancer in half. After 15 years, your risk of heart disease will be almost the same as that of people who've never lit up. If you can't do it cold turkey, maybe these methods can help you to gradually kick the smoking habit. Sniff Something Pungent Researchers have found that sniffing strong odours reduces the urge to smoke. Evidently, the part of the brain that controls cravings also happens to be where you process odours. So if you're trying to quit, put something at your d...

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