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E-Cigarettes: Tobacco-Free, But Your Heart May Still Be at Risk

Tags: e-cigarettes, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nicotine, tobacco

E-cigarette fans say they are a safer, tobacco-free alternative to smoking cigarettes. But vapers still inhale nicotine and a new study suggests nicotine directly damages heart cells.


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Don’t Ignore That Painful Mouth Sore (Video)

Tags: head and neck cancer, mouth sores, oral cancer, oral health, tobacco

If you have a bleeding mouth sore or pain that lingers, don’t ignore it. It's probably nothing, but you want to get it checked out. In some cases, prolonged irritation ends up being squamous cell cancer.


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5 S.M.A.R.T. Tips for Quitting Tobacco

Tags: behavior, smoking, stop smoking, tobacco

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.


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What Happens When You Quit Smoking? (Slideshow)

Tags: healthy lifestyle, quit smoking, slideshow, smoking, tobacco

You know smoking isn’t healthy, but do you know what happens to your body when you quit? It gets better — top to bottom, lungs to legs. Learn how in this slideshow.


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How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, quit smoking, smoking, tobacco

You can stub out cigarettes for good without putting on extra pounds. Use these tips to gain a healthier life without gaining much weight.


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Smoking — The Hookah Habit Is Harmful

Tags: Be Well e-News, smoking, stop smoking, teenager, tobacco, Wellness Institute

Teens may find hookah smoking glamorous and exotic, but it is every bit as addictive as cigarette smoking — and may be more so.


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Battling a Rare, Genetic Lung Cancer (Video)

Tags: cancer, chemo brain, lung cancer, lung cancer awareness month 2012, lung disease, sarcoidosis, tobacco

We often associate lung cancer with tobacco, but 25-year-old Matthew Hiznay is a lung cancer patient who never smoked a cigarette.


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Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

Tags: cigarettes, nicotine, quit smoking, smoke out 2012, smoking, tobacco

An expert talks about the best ways to quit smoking — one of the best things you can for yourself and your health.


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Tobacco: No Healthy Alternative

Tags: Bone loss, gum disease, oral cancer, quit smoking, smoke out 2012, stop smoking, tobacco, tooth decay

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.