8 Reasons to Quit Dipping Tobacco

When it comes to tobacco, smokeless doesn’t mean harmless. Learn the health dangers of dip, and the benefits of quitting, in this interactive graphic.

Could You Be Ruining Your Teeth With These 5 Bad Habits?

Every day, we do things that can damage our teeth. So, we asked dental expert Hadie Rifai, DDS, to advise us. What should we avoid? What day-to-day habits do we need to change to protect our  teeth throughout the day? Not surprisingly, there are foods and drinks that pose some of the biggest threats to … Read More

Male Infertility: Helping You Sort Fact From Fiction

There’s ample information — as well as misinformation — out there about the causes of male infertility, or the inability to father a child. Let’s take a look at the most common suspects and see what’s truth and what’s myth. Dangers of heat The testicles are generally slightly cooler than the abdomen because they are outside the … Read More

E-Cigarettes: Tobacco-Free, But Your Heart May Still Be at Risk

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

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Don’t Ignore That Painful Mouth Sore (Video)

If you have a bleeding mouth sore or pain that lingers for more than a couple of weeks, don’t ignore it. “We see patients all the time who had an irritation around their tooth that ends up being squamous cell cancer, which may have been bothering them for up to a year,” says Brian Burkey, … Read More

5 S.M.A.R.T. Tips for Quitting Tobacco

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

How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

Are you avoiding stubbing out cigarettes for good because you’re afraid of weight gain? If so, consider this: On average, people gain about 5 pounds after they quit — and most people gain fewer than 10. Some don’t gain weight at all. But all of them gain a healthier body and healthier outlook.  Use these … Read More

Smoking — The Hookah Habit Is Harmful

Teens may find hookah smoking glamorous and exotic, but it is every bit as addictive as cigarette smoking — and may be more so. The ancient pastime has seen a revival among high school and college students, says Lauren Indorf, CNP, a nurse practitioner in Cleveland Clinic’s Tobacco Treatment Center. Hookahs are water pipes resembling … Read More

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Battling a Rare, Genetic Lung Cancer (Video)

We often associate lung cancer with tobacco, but 25-year-old Matthew Hiznay is a lung cancer patient who never smoked a cigarette. He is battling a rare form of genetic lung cancer for the second time in less than two years. When Hiznay was about to begin his second year of medical school at the University … Read More

Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

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