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Good Monday morning Gussacks.  I hope everyone enjoyed the early Spring weekend and the weather was fabulous in your locale.  Today's GUS is an abbreviated Open Thread.  My mind is congested with politics today and we don't talk about that here (thank God), so in keeping in the spirit and mission of GUS instead I've assembled a brief resource list of helpful smoking cessation web sites.

                                
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.  Their smoking cessation guide is filled with options for those interested in starting a smoking cessation program.
The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) provides a "Fact Sheet" at their site dedicated to the treatment of nicotine dependence and the methods recommended for treatment and cessation.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a comprehensive overview of approved smoking cessation products and their suggested usage, known benefits, and associated risks.  The FDA regulates these products through their Center for Drug Evaluation and Research division.  A good resource.
The WebMD site contains helpful information for those looking for alternative, or holistic courses of action for their cessation effort.  Hypnosis, Guided imagery, acupuncture, and vaccination are all addresses as alternative treatment methods for those looking to quit.
That's it for today.....everyone have a safe and happy week.  Julian Lennon celebrates his 50th birthday today..

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