Tag Archives: smoking

Eating out raises BP

Do you want to know what can make your blood pressure rocket? Eat out, get high blood pressure. This is according to a new study at Duke-NUS Medical School that shows the correlation between meals eaten away from home and … Continue reading

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Passively smoking trivia:

Over 40% of young children have at least one parent who smokes. Every year some 600,000 people die worldwide from the passive inhalation of tobacco smoke.

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So now there is third hand smoke killing us!

Smoking is not good for health in general and I know you’ve heard tell about second hand smoke and its deleterious effects on nearby people. The fact is that every year some 600,000 people die worldwide from passive inhalation of … Continue reading

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The broken Medicaid cookie cutter

The Medicaid cookie cutter doesn’t work when you compare it to regular health insurance. Compared to private insurance patients, the average Medicaid patient is usually younger, twice as likely to smoke, and have higher rates of conditions related to chronic … Continue reading

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Growing older – or not

Remember your last class reunion? Why is it that some of your peers look 10 years older than you but some look 10 years younger? One of the factors, according to researchers, is environmental differences from one person to the … Continue reading

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E-cigs cause MRSA

As bad as we all would love E-cigarettes to be a healthy alternative to cigarette smoking, the more we find out, the worse it looks. Now, a recent laboratory study finds that vaping increases the virulence of drug-resistant, life-threatening bacteria, … Continue reading

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The benefits of e-cigs?

By now, you know that I am not a fan of tobacco smoking. I have to congratulate those who quit smoking tobacco by using e-cigs. But can you quit the vaping now? Vaping is not necessarily safer as it yet … Continue reading

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Tobacco companies want to ban the smoking bans

Anti-smoking laws for public places and workplaces in both the US and Europe were quickly followed by significant drops in preterm births and child asthma hospitalization. Asthma and preterm births both dropped by 10% within the first year of smoke-free … Continue reading

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Vegetarians live longer – but…

Did you know that a strict vegetarian lifestyle can both save your life and wreck it? When you are ill, a drastic diet change can turn the tides on chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, major depression and almost any other … Continue reading

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Hookah hocus pocus

Hookah is billed as a casual, non-addictive, relaxing activity that is way less bad for you than smoking cigarettes. The simple fact is that hookah smoke actually has the same carcinogens and other toxins as cigarette smoke – and more … Continue reading

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Killed by his old friend – smoking

The Marlboro man recently died of smoking related problems. The rugged old Eric Lawson in cigarette ads during the late 1970s was 72 years old. The final blow was respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lawson started smoking … Continue reading

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Smoking on the rise? It never fell off…

Glowing reports show that since 1980, the prevalence of daily tobacco smoking has declined by some 25% in men and 42% in women. Funny thing though, because of population growth, smoking has actually increased overall by 41% in males and … Continue reading

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About epigentics

You get what you get at conception – that’s genetics. You alter what you get at conception with toxins, food nutrients, and other environmental factors – that’s epigenetics. To say you get cancer from smoking because of genetics is simply … Continue reading

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Missing a lung there Merle?

Science has failed to identify a “safe” level for smoking. In light of this, there are over 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year in the US and about 150,000 people die from lung cancer. Smoking contributes to … Continue reading

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E-cigarettes: A “healthy cigarrette”?

E-cigarette markets have been booming and last year topped over $1 billion in sales with projections for annual sales of $10 billion within the next five years. But are e-cigarettes safer than traditional tobacco? Are they even AS safe? Public … Continue reading

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Cigarette costs

If you quit smoking by 39 years of age, you reduce the excess risk of death from any cause by up to 90% according to a NEJM article. Being tobacco-free for 12 months can also get the nonsmoker insurance rate. … Continue reading

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The mighty vitamin B6

Moses M. Suzman was a neurologist that for over 40 years all but eliminated heart attacks and other cardiac events among thousands of healthy patients by using a mere 100mg of vitamin B6 daily. This was done without changing the … Continue reading

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Grandma’s smoking causes asthma!

Passing down asthma: Grandma’s smoking can increase your risk of asthma – even if your mother never took up the habit. Researchers now show how the chemicals and environmental factors we are exposed to can affect the health of family … Continue reading

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Passive smoking in pregnancy

A smoking new study (or is it a new smoking study)? Passive smoking in pregnant mothers has been linked to externalizing behaviors in children by the age of 5 or 6. Mothers who breathe secondhand smoke while pregnant double their … Continue reading

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A patch on pregnancy

NEJM: Smoker’s nicotine patches fail to decrease the rate of smoking during pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, birth defects and SIDS but what does the patch do? Early pregnancy patch users have a 60 … Continue reading

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