Site Provides Expert Advice To Help Smokers Quit

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The HealthCentral Network launched StopSmokingConnection.com, a website dedicated to helping smokers successfully quit. The site provides expert advice, reliable medical information and a community support network that will aid smokers in their quest to overcome addiction.

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Former smoker and award-winning author Anne Mitchell will write a weekly blog for the site. Mitchell's book, Give It Up! Stop smoking for life, was published in 2003. Mitchell is also trained as a facilitator for the American Cancer Society's FreshStart stop-smoking program and will use her training and her struggle with smoking cessation to offer advice and support for the site's community members.

"The HealthCentral Network's new Stop Smoking Connection is a rich combination of helpful information and meaningful support for people trying to quit smoking," Mitchell said. "Having been a long-term smoker who desperately wanted to quit (and finally succeeded), I know how important it is to have that kind of support. Interacting with others who are experiencing the same symptoms and feeling the same sense of frustration during those all-too-common relapses is an important part of finally becoming successful."

"The health risks associated with smoking are as well known as they are serious, and quitting smoking is one of the best steps an individual can take to improve his or her overall health," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "Providing information, tools and resources, expert advice and, above all, a community of support to those in the process of or thinking about smoking cessation is a much-needed addition to The HealthCentral Network."

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