Does smoking seem to ease the pain of a bad back? Or an aching joint? Or abdominal discomfort? Think twice before lighting up that cigarette. Any relief you feel will be short-term.
Even if you’ve been a lifelong smoker, it is never too late to quit. In this article, our experts explain how your lungs – and the rest of your body – begin recovering, less than half an hour after you quit.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you might think about quitting smoking and wonder, “Why bother?” Here are three good reasons that may surprise you.
If you’re trying to quit smoking, acupuncture is a natural way to help you curb your craving for nicotine.
If you’re avoiding quitting smoking because you’re afraid of weight gain you shouldn’t let it get in the way of kicking the habit once and for all. Because there’s good news — people who quit gain an average of only about five pounds after they quit. Most gain fewer than 10 pounds and many don’t gain weight at all. You’re also more likely to exercise after you quit.
Smoking is always bad for you. But here’s why it’s especially bad if you smoke before having surgery.
Think smoking the hookah is harmless? Here’s what you need to know about the real risk to your health.
Wondering if smoking marijuana can put you at risk? Find out the answer from pulmonologist Humberto Choi, MD.
Take control of your fertility by exploring the reproductive benefits of smoking cessation. Learn how to protect your family and give your baby the best possible start.
The incidence of smoking has fallen, yet 38 million Americans continue to smoke. Find out which groups find it most challenging to quit, and why teen e-cigarette use is raising alarm.