Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one.
If you are trying to quit smoking, acupuncture is a natural way to help you curb your craving for nicotine.
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Smoking doesn’t just potentially cause cancer. Learn about the other diseases and illnesses it can cause.
Most tobacco users want to quit. Approximately seven out of 10 smokers want to stop but may have to try an average of six to nine times before they succeed. Tobacco is a tough addiction to beat. But whether you’re a cigarette smoker, cigar smoker or tobacco chewer, quitting tobacco is one of the most … Read More
Cigarette smoke lives on long after you take your last drag of the day. The smell lingers on your clothes, on the furniture, on the curtains and elsewhere. But new research suggests the problem may be bigger than just a smell. Research published in the journal Mutagenesis has made headlines recently by focusing on this … Read More
People know they want to change — know they need to change — but they resist, even to their own detriment, says Scott Bea, PsyD, a psychologist in Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Behavioral Health. “We are comfort-craving critters and that leads us to some compulsive bad habits,” he says. Despite this, with some planning, effort … Read More
Think smoking the hookah is harmless? Here’s what you need to know about the real risk to your health.
Nine million Americans use smokeless tobacco. Users are often under the impression that smokeless tobacco is “safer” than inhaled alternatives. The truth is, there are 28 cancer-causing toxins in smokeless products. What is it, and what are its effects? Smokeless tobacco is not burned. Most people chew or suck the tobacco in their mouth and … Read More