Posts Tagged ‘ smoking ’

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

March 27, 2014
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With significant differences in manufacturing practices and the fact that they have only been on the market for a short period of time, little is known about the impact of e-cigarettes on health. A report from the American Medical Association had this to say: “Because E-cigarettes have not been thoroughly tested, one cannot conclude...
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Smoking Steals 10 Years from Women

November 26, 2013
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A study involving 1.2 million women made some sobering discoveries about how smoking impacts women’s health: “two-thirds of all deaths of smokers in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are caused by smoking;” “of the 30 most common causes of death, 23 were increased significantly in smokers;” “smokers lose at least 10 years of lifespan.”...
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Tobacco + Alcohol = Pancreatic Cancer?

November 12, 2013
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Pancreatic cancer is one of the more serious cancers in that it is often inoperable and the life expectancy (5 years at best, more likely 2) is rather short. This is clearly something to avoid. A new study found that “Alcohol and tobacco use are associated with a dose-related increased risk for earlier age...
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Smoking Is Painful

October 3, 2013
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A recent study examined how smoking (and not smoking) impacts the pain felt by patients with spinal disorders. The study looked at over 5,000 smokers and non-smokers finding that “compared with patients who had never smoked, patients who were current smokers reported significantly greater pain…” and that “compared with patients who had continued to...
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Smoking Increases Skin Cancer Risk

June 27, 2013
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An increased risk of skin cancer has been added to the already long list of reasons not to smoke. The existing reasons include depression, dementia, Alzheimer disease, cognitive decline (in men), bladder control (in women), Lou Gehrig’s disease, erectile dysfunction, other cancers, many pediatric second-hand smoke ailments and death. A new study found that...
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Fruits & Veggies Reduce Nicotine Dependence?

June 13, 2013
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Millions of people attempt to quit smoking every year. The majority of those are not successful. The solution may be found in their fruit and vegetable consumption (FVC). According to the research, “higher FVC was associated with fewer cigarettes smoked per day, longer TTFC (time to first cigarette), and lower NDSS (Nicotine Dependence Syndrome...
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Male Smokers Get Dumber

May 23, 2013
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There are hundreds of reasons not to smoke. Add to that list the fact that smoking increases the decline of cognitive functions.  Researchers have found that “compared with never smokers, middle-aged male smokers experienced faster cognitive decline in global cognition (thinking) and executive function (coordinated thought toward obtaining goals). In ex-smokers with at least...
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Your Doctor’s Risky Philosophy

February 19, 2013
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An important study found that medical doctors who exercise and don’t smoke are more likely to recommend lifestyle modifications to improve patient health. Researchers found that “those who exercised at least once per week or did not actively smoke were approximately twice as likely to recommend these interventions.” An important point that every patient...
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Nicotine While Pregnant Increases Colic

February 7, 2013
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While it may help a person quit smoking, a nicotine patch still puts nicotine into the body. This is a reality that some expectant mothers forget. A study of over 46,000 infants found that infants born to mothers who smoked during their pregnancy or used a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) had a...
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Don’t Use Drugs to Quit Smoking

December 4, 2012
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To some people’s way of thinking, the best way to quit using a drug like cigarettes is to temporarily replace it with a drug designed to help you quit the first drug. The problem with this strategy is that the smoking cessation drug has its own side effects, some of which could be more...
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