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Cigarette smoke increases superbug’s antibiotic resistance

Cigarette smoke increases superbug’s antibiotic resistance

New research analyzes the effect of cigarette smoke on MRSA strains and finds that it makes the bacteria more persistent, more invasive, and more resistant to certain antibiotics. Researchers call for smokers to quit as they reveal the harmful effects of cigarette smoke on drug resistant bacteria. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death […]

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How does smoking affect the body?

How does smoking affect the body?

Smoking cigarettes can have many adverse effects on the body. Some of these can lead to life-threatening complications. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking cigarettes increases the risk of dying from all causes, not just those linked to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes affects the respiratory system, the circulatory […]

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How to reduce your risk of asthma

How to reduce your risk of asthma

Asthma makes people’s airways hyperreactive, causing them to get smaller and often resulting in difficulty breathing. While it is not always possible to prevent asthma, people can try to avoid risk factors such as smoking, being overweight, and having prolonged exposure to air pollution. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma […]

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How does smoking affect people with asthma?

How does smoking affect people with asthma?

People with asthma may wonder how smoking conventional cigarettes or using electronic cigarettes can affect the condition. Cigarette smoke can trigger asthma symptoms. Despite this, in the United States, 21 percent of people who have asthma currently smoke, compared with 16.8 percent of people who do not have asthma. This article discusses how smoke, secondhand […]

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How safe are e-cigarettes? The debate continues

How safe are e-cigarettes? The debate continues

A recent clinical review has now summarized the latest evidence concerning the use of e-cigarettes as aids to smoking cessation. A new review weighs up the benefits and health risks of vaping. Do electronic cigarettes cause less harm than smoking, and will they help me quit? These are the key questions that people who smoke […]

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What hookah smoking can do to your blood vessels

What hookah smoking can do to your blood vessels

New research is suggesting that hookah smoking can impair the endothelial function of blood vessels, which is a key indicator of cardiovascular health. Hookah smoking may harm your blood vessels, shows a recent study. More and more people are giving up smoking, and they are sensible to do so. Cigarette smoking is “the leading preventable […]

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Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to cope

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to cope

When nicotine starts to leave the body after smoking tobacco, people experience physical and psychological withdrawal effects. Nicotine is the addictive substance found in tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars. It is a drug that can affect a person’s brain function. Once the body adapts to regular nicotine intake, people find giving up smoking […]

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What are the health risks of hookah smoking?

What are the health risks of hookah smoking?

A hookah is a water pipe that allows a person to smoke tobacco, often combining it with sweet flavors, such as apple, chocolate, coconut, licorice, or watermelon. People have used hookahs for centuries in ancient Persia and India. Today, people often smoke a hookah as a group, at home or in cafes or lounges. Other […]

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How 30 minutes of hookah smoking affects your heart

How 30 minutes of hookah smoking affects your heart

Smoking traditional cigarettes causes a range of serious health issues, but many people think alternatives such as electronic cigarettes or waterpipe smoking are less harmful. The conclusions of a new study dispel such beliefs. A new study shows that only 30 minutes of hookah smoking has serious cardiovascular consequences. The practice of hookah smoking, or […]