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Tobacco & Smoking Topics

  • patient and doctor Do No Harm: Why You Shouldn’t Smoke Around Lung Cancer Patients
    December 6, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is unsafe for everyone, but did you know that it can be especially dangerous for people with lung cancer ? We sat down with Oladimeji Akinboro, M.D., M.P.H., Fellow, Hematology/Oncology at Boston University Medical Center to discuss what is known about the impacts of secondhand smoke exposures on lung cancer patients and what still needs to be discovered.
  • JUUL e-cigarette JUUL: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
    June 7, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    They look harmless enough - like a flash drive that might contain music or photos. But a JUUL (pronounced like "jewel") contains something more worrisome - highly addictive nicotine - and as the most popular brand of e-cigarette on the market, they have the potential to hook young people on nicotine, and could lead them to turn to traditional cigarettes.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • sotc_k State of Tobacco Control - Are Benefits from Reducing Tobacco Use Reaching All Americans?
    February 7, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It's no surprise that when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed the most important public health achievements in American history, tobacco control landed near the top. After all, tobacco use negatively impacts every organ in your body, and is linked to a staggering range of diseases and early death.
    Related Topics:  Tobacco & Smoking, Impact,
  • My Quit Story Part 6: Finding Support
    January 8, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It feels like I quit smoking years ago, but really it's been just a few weeks. Quitting was hard at first, but the cravings got easier to handle day by day. I can now go a full day before wanting a cigarette, which feels like a huge accomplishment.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story Part 5: Replacing Cigarettes with Food
    January 7, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    I smoked for 41 years when I decided to quit, those first weeks came with some pretty intense smoking cravings. To beat them, I needed to keep my hands moving and that meant eating. Food became my replacement for smoking.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story: The First Week
    January 6, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    So I've officially quit smoking! And the first week of not smoking, well, it's tough. Smoking had become part of my routine. It was the first thing I did when I woke up in the morning. I had sometimes had to remind myself that I don't smoke anymore.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story: It's Quit Day
    January 5, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    I was ready to quit smoking before my Quit Day. Once I convinced myself that I was going to stop smoking, there was no turning back.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story: It's Time to Quit Smoking for Good
    January 4, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    So here's the truth: this is not my first time quitting smoking. As a smoker for 42 years, I've tried to quit a few times, sometimes for months at a time, but I always found a reason to light up again.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story My Quit Story: I Started Smoking at 15
    January 3, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    I began smoking for one simple reason: everyone around me did it. Both my parents were heavy smokers. I started smoking at 15, sneaking cigarettes from them when they weren't looking.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story
    January 2, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Dorothy's been a smoker for 42 years, and while she's tried to quit before, she's ready to take charge of her health and drop the habit for good. In six different posts, originally appearing on QuittersCircle.com, Dorothy shares her journey to becoming a quitter in the My Quit Story series. Follow along as she ditches cigarettes for good.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
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