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  • Smoking
    Smoking is a heart killer
    Smoking in any form is bad for your heart. The European Society of Cardiology reported on May 29, 2015, all forms of smoking are bad for the heart. Smoking of any type is the single most powerful risk factor for cardiovascular disease.It has...
  • Quitting smoking early in pregnancy benefits fetus the most
    Quitting smoking early in pregnancy benefits fetus the most
    Smoking doing pregnancy is associated with many adverse effects, including miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth, and growth restriction. A new study evaluated smoking cessation during pregnancy by trimester (pregnancy divided into three periods)...
  • E-cigarette use among teens triples in just one year
    E-cigarette use among teens triples in just one year
    The popularity of tobacco cigarettes may be at a new low among teens, however that doesn’t mean that kids are actually smoking less. In fact, health experts now state that approximately 2.5 million middle and high school kids now “vape...
  • Quit Smoking
    Lung cancer still women's #1 cancer
    In 2011, a landmark federal study found that screening older smokers and former smokers with special low dose CT scan substantially reduces deaths from lung cancer. Then in 2012, on the basis of this and other research, the American Cancer Society...
  • New ways in which smoking can kill you
    New ways in which smoking can kill you
    If you have any doubts of the danger of smoking, new research reported in the New England Journal of Medicine has added to the list of ways smoking contributes to premature death.Twenty-one diseases have been identified where smokers have 2 to 3...
  • Cigarette smoke tied to MRSA
    Cigarette smoking decreases immunity to MRSA
    Cigarette smoking is not only bad for your heart and lungs, it can impair the ability of human immune cells to fight antibiotic-resistant infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a new study indicates. MRSA is a...
  • 4D Ultrasound of baby
    4D ultrasounds show effects of smoking on unborn babies
    With technology advancing as rapid as it has been, it is no wonder we can now see the affects of smoking on unborn babies using 4D ultrasounds. According to a report by ABC News on March 25, a new study shows that fetuses of mother’s who...
  • From now on, Disney says 'no' to smoking
    From now on, Disney says 'no' to smoking
    Guess Disney’s no longer going for the Pinocchio approach to teaching kids smoking isn’t such a good idea. According to the Telegraph on March 15, Disney will exclude smoking from all of its future productions, which now include Marvel...
  • Teens smoking
    Report: Bumping legal tobacco-use age to 21 will save lives
    The results of a new report show that raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 would vastly decrease the number of teen smokers and save hundreds of thousands of lives by 2100. Released March 12, the report was written by the...
  • Vaping
    The Polluting Cancer Sticks
    Is it too much to ask for fresh air where ever you go. People who smoke and vape do not realize they are invading the air space of people who want clean air. Vaping is now very popular to get around smoking bans. Vaping is just as disgusting as...
  • Land of the Free - Home of the Brave
    Fear leading to bans on vaping products could kill smokers
    Fear is a very powerful motivator. It is an emotion strong enough to be used against people throughout history. When people in a society fear something in large enough numbers regulations and laws are a tool turned to for subsiding the fear being...
  • Are e-cigarettes harmful to teens?
    Are e-cigarettes harmful to teens?
    Dear LA Teacher,Are e-cigarettes a health threat to our teenagers?Concerned CitizenDear Concerned Citizen,In a report released by the California Department of Public Health, use of e-cigarettes among teens escalated in 2014 when compared to...
  • Texas Capital
    Texas lawmakers react as vaping reduces smoking
    What if there were a product line on the market that long time smokers found could help them get rid of cigarettes, begin a journey to restored health, and allowed families to live and breathe better? What if this same product line did not need a...
  • 'Star Trek' actor Leonard Nimoy hospitalized due to severe chest pains
    'Star Trek's' Leonard Nimoy, COPD patient, hospitalized for chest pains
    According to Daily Mail on Monday, "Star Trek's" Leonard Nimoy was rushed to the hospital for significant chest pains. Back in January, he took advantage of social media's Twitter and made an announcement about the diagnosis he...
  • Second hand smoke still high
    Second hand smoke exposure still high after years of declining cigarette use
    Over 58 million people in the United States are exposed to secondhand smoke even though the trend in smoking is decreasing, according to new information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention released this afternoon."Secondhand...
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