If you made a New Year's resolution to stop smoking and are already struggling to stick to it, a new study may offer a further incentive: quitting the habit can benefit your pet's health as well as your own. Pets in smoking households are at greater risk for weight gain, cell damage, and some cancers, … Continue reading Smoking Is Damaging Your Pet’s Health, Researchers Warn
Each year, the third Thursday of November welcomes the Great American Smokeout to the calendar - a nationwide opportunity for those of us who want to give up smoking to find mass support. The event also provides a handy start date for anyone who has been pondering quitting but has not quite got around to … Continue reading The Great American Smokeout: A Great Day To Quit Smoking.
Smoking is responsible for several diseases, such as cancer, long-term (chronic) respiratory diseases, and heart disease, 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 Disease Control and Prevention), $92 billion are lost each year from … Continue reading Why Is Smoking Bad For You?
"It's easy to quit smoking; I've done it hundreds of times." -- Mark Twain There are many different ways to give up smoking. Some experts advocate using pharmacological products to help wean you off nicotine, others say all you need is a good counselor and support group, or an organized program. To add to the … Continue reading How To Give Up Smoking.
Smoking significantly changes the mouth's microbiome, with potential implications for tooth decay and the ability to break down toxins, according to results published in the ISME (International Society for Microbial Ecology) Journal. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and mortality in the US, leading to 480,000 deaths annually, or 20% of … Continue reading Cigarette Smoking Alters the Mouth Microbiota