If you’re one of those people who smoke just a few cigarettes a week, a new study shows that you’re not escaping the health risks of tobacco.
E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, partially because people believe they are safer than cigarettes. But is that really true? Learn more.
Quitting smoking of all kinds – conventional cigarettes or even e-cigarettes – is the best medical advice for pregnant women, experts say. It’s best to quit smoking as soon as you decide to conceive, says obstetrician and gynecologist Rebecca Starck, MD. “Smoking is not safe in pregnancy, and cigarettes clearly have carcinogens that have been … Read More
Contributor: Raul Seballos, MD The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has outpaced available scientific data – especially when it comes to answering two questions: Are they safe? Can they help people quit conventional cigarettes? Now, a new analysis of 81 studies supports e-cigs as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, and there is some evidence … Read More
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Contributor: Raul Seballos, MD 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 helping people quit smoking? E-cigs are battery-powered devices. They are the same size and shape as standard cigarettes but generate a vapor containing one-third … Read More
You mean it this time. You’re finally going to quit smoking. Maybe you smoke a few packs a day, or a few cigarettes a week. However much you smoke, you’ve had enough. Have you tried to quit before? Don’t be discouraged. Many people quit several times before they can really kick the habit. Nicotine has … Read More