Vaping: Risk & Illness on the Rise

If you were under the impression that e-cigarettes and vaping were harmless alternatives to smoking – think again. Reports of serious illnesses linked to vaping and nicotine addiction are on the rise.

Why It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Most people associate cigarette smoking with breathing problems and lung cancer. But smoking also is strongly linked to cardiovascular disease – and the habit can drastically shorten your life.

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What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking?

Even if you’ve been a lifelong smoker, it is never too late to quit. In this infographic, our experts explain how your lungs – and the rest of your body – begin recovering, less than half an hour after you quit.

Bladder Cancer: Your Personal Risk and How to Reduce It

With age come wisdom, experience and, unfortunately, a higher risk of bladder cancer. Certainly, bladder cancer can occur at any age, but it’s more common in older men and much less frequently an issue in younger men and women. Time gives you more chances to become exposed to harmful chemicals that get processed through your … Read More

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Are E-Cigarettes Safe for Pregnant Women?

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