A new anti-smoking campaign being launched in the UK highlights the toxins smoking puts in the body. Along the way, the campaign notes that a smoker's risk of suffering a stroke is twice that of a non-smoker and smoking increases risk of dementia.
A new website from Finland is a reminder to us all of what smoking can do to our bodies and our health. Created by the Cancer Society of Finland, it gives the viewer both visuals and text on how each part of the body is affected by smoking.
It sounded like a good idea, at first, as a way to wean smokers off cigarettes by just making them pay more for health care under the new Affordable Care Act. But it seems the plan may have backfired as sky-high premiums are scaring smokers away.
One reason why ex-smokers gain weight is because they eat more. However, weight gain is not necessarily due to an increased calorie intake, it also relates to a change in the composition of the intestinal microorganisms.
According to a recent study, the enduring belief that women are less successful than men in quitting smoking is questionable. The study, finds little difference in cessation between sexes across all age groups.
A new study from England's University of Essex is using data from two major UK studies and one major U.S. study. It found that the fetus of working pregnant mothers over 24 years old carries the same effects as mothers who smoke while they are pregnant.
A Harvard Medical School study found many patients continue smoking after receiving a diagnosis of lung or colorectal cancer while they battle the diseases, though quitting smoking would improve their prognoses, according to the researchers.
Kids who live with smokers miss more days of school, compared to children who live in non-smoking households. The finding supports research showing how second-hand smoke negatively impacts respiratory health of children.
The FDA has unveiled nine new graphic warning labels that must appear on all cigarette packaging and advertising in the US beginning in the fall of 2012, in the most dramatic change to cigarette packs since the Surgeon General's warning was added in 1965.
Health officials have devised a plan to get smokers to quit and are offering nearly 1,000 of them almost $100 a month to give up their habit. Those who don't favor this plan say it's nothing short of bribery.
In the United States, there are at least 45 million smokers. Now, taxed as these smokers are, Democrats are pushing for an increase in taxes on tobacco products to fund the "State Children's Health Insurance Program".
He looks 42, but he is actually 51. The youthful-looking German pharmacist leads a lifestyle that includes daily sports and relaxation exercises coupled with a regular intake of vitamin-rich drinks which he has devised himself.
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