Cardiovascular / Cardiology Smoking / Quit Smoking

How does smoking affect the body?

Smoking cigarettes can have many adverse effects on the body. Some of these can lead to life-threatening complications. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking cigarettes increases the risk of dying from all causes, not just those linked to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes affects the respiratory system, the circulatory […]

Smoking / Quit Smoking

How to reduce your risk of asthma

Asthma makes people’s airways hyperreactive, causing them to get smaller and often resulting in difficulty breathing. While it is not always possible to prevent asthma, people can try to avoid risk factors such as smoking, being overweight, and having prolonged exposure to air pollution. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma […]

Smoking / Quit Smoking

Thinking of quitting smoking? Today’s the day

Quitting smoking is famously hard. However, according to recent findings, the sooner one stops, the better. Perhaps today is the day? A new study charts health improvements after stopping smoking. Smoking tobacco, as most of us are well aware, increases the risk of a wide range of serious health issues. Associated conditions include heart disease, […]

Cancer / Oncology Smoking / Quit Smoking

Vaping ‘pumps’ cancer-causing substances into the lungs

E-cigarettes have gained popularity as a “safer,” and increasingly more fashionable, alternative to traditional cigarettes. Yet recent research questions their actual safety, claiming that the e-liquid and vapors contain cancer-causing substances that can linger. Experts warn that vaping causes e-cigarette users to inhale dangerous quantities of cancer-causing substances. Many studies conducted over the past couple […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Smoking / Quit Smoking

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to cope

When nicotine starts to leave the body after smoking tobacco, people experience physical and psychological withdrawal effects. Nicotine is the addictive substance found in tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars. It is a drug that can affect a person’s brain function. Once the body adapts to regular nicotine intake, people find giving up smoking […]