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.
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
Electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes, deliver nicotine without the tar and smoke of traditional tobacco cigarettes. But doctors say they still carry risks. Researchers know that the nicotine contained in cigarettes constricts blood vessels. However, they don’t yet know the cumulative damage e-cigarettes cause to your heart, lungs and blood vessels. Many experts urge … Read More
Men who value their thinking abilities have a good reason to kick the smoking habit. A recently published study suggests that male smokers may experience a more rapid cognitive decline than women who smoke. The study, which spanned more than a decade and was conducted by researchers at the University College London, collected data on … Read More
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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