Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for smoking cessation?
The acting U.S. surgeon general says smoking is directly responsible for an even greater number of disease and illnesses, including diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancies.
Plenty of people know the risks of cigarette smoke as it enters the body, but cigarette toxins present a high risk of bladder cancer as they leave the body. Experts say half of all bladder cancer deaths are caused by smoking.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a cigarette smoker, cigar smoker or tobacco chewer. Quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you’ll ever do.
The lingering smell and chemicals of cigarette smoke may lead to a bigger problem: damage to your DNA.
With some planning, effort and focus, we can change our habits. It’s worth it with all the potential benefits, including longevity and enhanced self-esteem. Find seven tips to changing your bad habits into good ones.
If you're going to spend eight hours a day — and probably more — at the office, make them count. Healthy habits may start at home, but you can take them to work with you.
Teens may find hookah smoking glamorous and exotic, but it is every bit as addictive as cigarette smoking — and may be more so.
Tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and not all are the result of cigarettes; many follow the use of cancer-causing smokeless tobacco and an emerging group of ‘safe’ alternatives. Brian Burkey, MD, discusses the likelihood of oral cancer as a result of tobacco abuse.
Breathing someone else’s fumes for eight hours is equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes.