Recent news reports tell us that Wales could very well become the first in the United Kingdom to extend the ban on smoking in public places to include the controversial electronic cigarettes - also known as e-cigarettes. According to information from a special report by Consumer Reports on Health, such a ban may be warranted in light of lack of any proof demonstrating that e-cigarettes are truly safe and may be harmful not only to smokers, but people exposed to e-cigarette secondhand vapor as well.
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Smoking is beyond a doubt a deadly practice. The association between smoking and lung cancer, other serious pulmonary problems and heart disease is conclusive. New research has shown that passive smoking is also dangerous. This raises deep concerns about the exposure of young children to cigarette smoke from their parents and others.
Smoking remains a major killer. Even with the flood of research to confirm how dangerous smoking really is, far too many people continue to smoke. Clearly, it helps to have health care professionals set a good example by not smoking themselves. Recent research shows there may be some progress in this area as less health care professionals smoke.
A new study, published in the Jan. 8 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that when Chantix and Wellbutrin were taken in combination, more quitters didn't take up the habit again. This may be good news for heavy smokers that find it nearly impossible to quit.
Cigarette smoking remains a major killer worldwide in spite of the increased awareness of the health hazards associated with smoking. Even passive smoke from cigarettes has been shown to be dangerous for the well being of nonsmokers.
It is never too late to quit smoking, and researchers have new data to prove it. This is according to a study published in 2013 by the New England Journal of Medicine. Even at the age of 64, kicking the habit can add four years to a person's life and quitting before age 34 can increase life expectancy by a decade.
Smoking increases the risk of many types of cancer, including breast cancer. Unfortunately, for those who receive reconstructive surgery after mastectomy who continue to smoke, they risk losing their implants as well.
We all want to stop time and the aging process but what exactly does smoking have to do with it. We know it's bad for everything we can think of but aging too? Are you surprised? I know I was. I mean, I've seen the difference in pallor, skin, color, texture, and other important bits on smokers always seem to be worse off than non smokers but it never occurred to me that smoking could in fact be aging them.