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Deciding to Quit Smoking and Making a Plan

Deciding to Quit Smoking and Making a Plan

Smokers often say, “Don’t tell me why to quit, tell me how.” There’s no one right way to quit, but there are some requirements for quitting with success. Key steps for quitting are covered here. Make the decision to quit smoking The decision to quit smoking is one...

Smoking Could Alter Teens’ Brain Structure

Smoking Could Alter Teens’ Brain Structure

It’s common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health, but young people are still choosing to light up more than any other demographic in the United States. Researchers now have evidence that a specific part of the brain varies between smokers and...

How does smoking affect my bones?

How does smoking affect my bones?

Recent studies show a direct relationship between tobacco use and decreased bone density. Smoking is one of many factors—including weight, alcohol consumption, and activity level—that increase your risk for osteoporosis, a condition in which bones weaken and become...

Is smoking a risk factor for autoimmune diseases?

Is smoking a risk factor for autoimmune diseases?

The immune system is the body’s way of protecting itself from infection and disease. Smoking compromises the immune system, making smokers more likely to have respiratory infections. Smoking also causes several autoimmune diseases, including Crohn’s disease and...

10 reasons smoking is bad for you

10 reasons smoking is bad for you

We all know smoking is bad for us. But do you know exactly why? Well, here are 10 reasons smoking can not only cause a host of ailments but can also kill you. Reason #1: Is known to cause cancer We all have heard about the fact that cigarette smoking causes cancer....

Why Is Smoking Bad For You?

Why Is Smoking Bad For You?

Smoking is responsible for several diseases, such as cancer, long-term (chronic) respiratory diseases, and cancer, as well as premature death. Over 480,000 people in the USA and 100,000 in the UK die because of smoking each year. According the US CDC (Centers for...

How to Quit Smoking

How to Quit Smoking

We all know the health risks of smoking, but that doesn’t make it any easier to kick the habit. Whether you’re a teen smoker or a lifetime pack-a-day smoker, quitting can be really tough. The nicotine in cigarettes offers a quick and reliable way to boost your...