According to an influential panel US panel of experts, there isn't enough data to decide whether or not e-cigarettes can get you quit smoking.
For now, the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioural therapy and federally-approved medications (such as nicotine replacement products) for smokers who want to kick their habit.
Read on to find out more.
USPSTF recommend... ››› more
Did you know tobacco smoke contains over 4500 chemicals? Experts know 200 of these are poisonous. And 50 cause cancer, says Doctor Yussuf Saloojee, the executive director of the National Council Against Smoking.
So why is it important to take note now?
Well, March is Health Awareness Month! And there's no better reason to quit smoking than right now.
And that's why ER24 - the largest n... ››› more
So you've educated your teen about the risks of smoking and you encourage him every day to go against peer pressure to take a drag of a cigarette. It's all for his own well-being and future health, right?
But even if he listens and obeys every word you say. It's just not enough to keep him out of harms way from the effects of second hand smoke.
Sadly, he's still at 23% higher risk of suffe... ››› more
If you're a man and you smoke, it's time you quit!
In fact, the latest research coming from Sweden's Uppsala University says you're at a high risk of literally losing you Y chromosome (the one that makes you the man you are) when you smoke!
That means, not only are you at risk of developing lung cancer because of the toxins smoking introduce into your lung tissue, you're at risk of a whole... ››› more
We won't be the first to tell you to quit smoking and we definitely won't be the last.
We're also not going to force you to quit, we just want you to know what it's doing to your health so you can make the decision whether it's worth carrying on the habit.
As you know, smoking affects your lungs. With the toxins from the cigarette smoke constantly irritating your lung tissue and causing in... ››› more
If the risk of dying from lung cancer is at 40%, your risk of heart failure is at 10% and your risk of stroke is 60% to 80% and you haven't stopped smoking yet, maybe this will help you quit…
Your risk of developing Alzheimer's because you smoke is 157%.
That's a bigger risk alone than all three other risks I mentioned combined!
You should be!
Here's what the ev... ››› more
If you're a lifelong smoker, you're likely to have some form of illness that comes from your smoking habits.
Smoking doesn't only affect your lungs. It affects every organ in your body.
Because you're depriving your organs of much needed oxygen for them to run smoothly, they begin to fail and you're literally at risk of developing every deadly disease there is in the book because of it. ... ››› more
Most people only use about a quarter of their entire lung capacity. But if you're a smoker, that capacity is even less because of the toxins and tar your lungs absorb.
Basically, you're using the same area of your lungs as everyone else, but you're getting much less oxygen because of what you breathe in with the smoke. Besides the toxins you feed your body, there's very little oxygen to go ar... ››› more
Many people have turned to smoking e-cigarettes for many reasons. Not only because you can smoke them in more places than you can normal cigarettes, they're also less intrusive to others and they're supposedly healthier for you. But many people use them as a gateway to stop smoking, thinking they're less harmful and less addictive.
And this is why, ever since e-cigarettes first hit the market,... ››› more
Waking up tired because you just couldn't sleep makes it hard to start the day, But it's not just the fact you're tired; it's the fact you were up a large part of the night because of digestive issues.
It's hard to sleep when your stomach is churning, you're belching, your stomach is bloated and your gut is full of gas.
But what's causing it?
And more importantly, how do you stop the... ››› more
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