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The Skin Benefits of Quitting Smoking for Women Day by Day

Jun 22 2017 - 1:04pm
Skin Benefits of Quitting Smoking for Women

I smoked for nearly three decades. For the first two, I had serious thoughts of quitting and even many attempts. It wasn't until I reached the last decade that I began to think about the skin benefits of quitting smoking for women. I had noticed changes in my skin, but I was never sure if they were actually changes due to having been a smoker, or just aging in general. As a smoker, I was prone to being in denial and was therefore prone to believing the latter.

Although the reason for finally quitting was mainly about health concerns, I have to say I did notice a difference in my skin afterward.

Smoking with Baby in a Stroller is Harmful and Here's Why from Personal Experience

Jun 1 2017 - 4:02pm
Mother with Baby Stroller

Smoking around children is now illegal in most states. Smoking in restaurants was banned long ago and now there is a push toward banning smoking in parks. Smoking with baby in a stroller is harmful and here’s why from personal experience.

Let me start with a couple of personal stories. When my youngest daughter, now 20 was a baby I was holding her while in the kitchen.

Vaping safer than smoking: 5 things to know

Aug 20 2016 - 9:59am
E-cigarette studies show vaping may be safer

Kicking the nicotine habit can be difficult making vaping with e-cigarettes a popular choice for many ex-smokers trying to wean from nicotine addiction. Some studies suggest vaping increases risk of lung infection. Here are 5 things to know about smoking versus e-cigarette vaping and your lung health.

New study shows e-cigarettes safer or lungs

E-Cigarette Warning to Parents as Child’s Death Attributed to Liquid Nicotine

Dec 15 2014 - 1:55am
E-cigarette warning

In light of what is believed to be the first reported death of a child by nicotine poisoning, health authorities are stating in related news that E-Cigarettes should be treated like real cigarettes because of the inherent dangers they pose.

Previously, Dr. Oz has warned the public about the inherent dangers of E-cigarettes and flavored liquid nicotine.

E-cigarette marketers are targeting youth

Jun 3 2014 - 6:45pm
A woman enjoying an e-cigarette

There has been efforts by marketers to make e-cigarettes appear to be the final solution to the cigarette smoking problem. This is deceptive because it appears e-cigarettes are not exactly devoid of the potential to cause health problems. This becomes of even more concern when we consider that e-cigarette marketers have been spending more and more resources on targeting young people who may be particularly vulnerable to any deleterious effects of this product.

Is E-Cigarette E-Juice Safe?

Apr 25 2014 - 10:55am
Is E-Cigarette E-Juice

E-cigarette users who enjoy the luxury of filling their e-cigarettes with a wide range of flavored liquid nicotine products - referred to as E-juice - argue against some proposed legislation that is based on fears of the safety of e-cigarette e-juice, whether it will make smokers out of children, and whether it is truly better than nicotine patches for quitting smoking.

Ban on E-cigarette Smoking May Be Warranted

Apr 2 2014 - 5:53pm
ban e-cigarette

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.

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to arteries of kids

Mar 6 2014 - 8:08pm
Passive smoking

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.

Good News: Health care professionals are smoking less

Jan 10 2014 - 4:45pm
A smoker

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.

Twins Show it All: What Keeps One Young and Ages the Other

Nov 5 2013 - 4:03pm
Smoking Ages Twin

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.

Text Message That Might Just Make you Quit Smoking

Aug 15 2013 - 5:10pm
Let's Quit Smoking

Cigarette smoking is one of the most common health detriments of the modern day, with hundreds of ads produced on a constant basis to deter the population from buying that pack and inhaling that nicotine induced chemical wrap.

Therapies to help to quit smoking exist by the dozen. Alternatives are given and the harmful effects of smoking are made quite clear to the public. And yet, so many smoke.