What's Ailing You: Quitting smoking

News 12 Connecticut's What's Ailing You is taking a look at how to quit smoking. Thursday marks the Great American Smoke-Out, a campaign by the

Naturopathic Dr. Paul Epstein says the mind is the most powerful tool for quitting.

Naturopathic Dr. Paul Epstein says the mind is the most powerful tool for quitting. (11/21/13)

NORWALK - News 12 Connecticut's What's Ailing You is taking a look at how to quit smoking.

Thursday marks the Great American Smoke-Out, a campaign by the American Cancer Society that urges smokers to stop.

Naturopathic Dr. Paul Epstein says the mind is the most powerful tool for quitting.

Maryellen Bolcer, of St. Vincent's SmokeStoppers, says it only takes three days for the nicotine to get out of the body. She says that a new project or a healthy habit can help with stopping.

Bolcer promises that after five days smoke-free, the risk of a heart attack is cut by more than 75 percent.

News 12 Connecticut wants to know, "What's Ailing You." You ask the medical question and we'll work to find you an expert's answer. Send your questions by way of Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WhatsAilingYou. 

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