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Health Effects of Cigarettes: Cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases where cells grow uncontrollably, invading other parts of your body. These rogue cells can spread through your blood and lymph systems, which normally help clear toxins. There are over 100 types of cancer, each named after where it starts. For instance, lung cancer begins in the lungs, and laryngeal […]

Diseases and Death

Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. This insidious habit not only puts smokers at risk of life-threatening illnesses such as lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke but also contributes to chronic conditions that severely reduce the quality of life. The detrimental effects extend beyond the smoker, endangering […]

Smoking and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a collection of conditions that obstruct airflow and lead to breathing difficulties. COPD encompasses diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. With COPD, reduced airflow occurs through the airways, which are the tubes responsible for carrying air in and out of your lungs due to one or more of […]

Smoking and Cancer

Cancer is a term used to describe a variety of illnesses characterized by the uncontrollable division of abnormal cells, which can infiltrate surrounding tissues. These rogue cells have the capacity to metastasize, traveling to distant parts of the body via the bloodstream and lymphatic system, which typically function to eliminate toxins. With over 100 distinct […]

Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), encompassing heart disease and stroke, afflict millions worldwide. The primary culprit among heart conditions in the United States is coronary heart disease, colloquially known as coronary artery disease. This condition entails the gradual narrowing of blood vessels responsible for transporting blood to the heart. A stroke happens when the blood flow to […]


Hookahs, also known as narghile, argileh, shisha, hubble-bubble, or goza, are water pipes utilized for smoking specially flavored tobacco like apple, mint, cherry, and more. Despite the misconception of its reduced harm, hookah smoking poses similar health risks to cigarette smoking. Additionally, hookahs come in various sizes, shapes, and styles, typically featuring a head with […]

10 Tips for When You Quit Smoking

When you’re prepared to kick the smoking habit, there are numerous strategies to aid you in staying committed to your objectives. We’re all aiming for this cessation attempt to be the one that truly endures—a lifelong victory over nicotine dependence. As we extinguish that final cigarette and embark on our journey towards healing, our ultimate […]

What Happens When You Quit Smoking?

Smoking poses numerous grave health hazards, including an increased risk of heart disease, lung cancer, and stroke. However, quitting smoking can initiate a process of reversing some of the damage inflicted and enhancing overall health. Although certain health improvements may require time, the cessation of smoking triggers positive changes that manifest within minutes, hours, and […]

Parental Smoking May Trigger Anxiety, Cognitive Deficit, and Addiction in Children

Smoking is undoubtedly dangerous, and children of parents who smoke are at a greater risk of becoming smokers themselves. In a study done by the University of Pennsylvania, researchers found that there was a possible link between fathers who smoke and their children developing anxiety, addictive behaviors, and cognitive deficits. While the study was conducted […]

Using Nicotine Lozenges to Quit Smoking

Nicotine lozenges are a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), and are used to help people quit smoking. This form of medicine is placed on the tongue and allowed to dissolve for 20-30 minutes as it releases little amounts of nicotine into the bloodstream to help with cravings. Countless people use nicotine lozenges to help […]