Category Archives: Smoking Effects

Why smoking is a pain in the back

Chiropractors’ Association of Australia SA president Dr Brett Hill says smoking dehydrates spinal discs which provide shock absorption for the back. He said including the warning on cigarette packets could give smokers an immediate reason to consider quitting, while warnings about tooth decay and lung cancer indicated future problems for smokers. “Back pain is something that people are rather fearful … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hazards of smoking in Egypt

Smoking is a cause of miscarriage in 17 per cent of females and infertility in 13 per cent. Male smokers suffer double the rate of impotency of non-smokers. In the United States, for example, about 30 per cent of females and 35 per cent of males who are at fertile age smoke. This has led to a 25 per cent … Continue reading

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Heart disease risk greater for women smokers

Huge US study published in the Lancet finds risk of heart disease linked to smoking is 25% higher for women. Smoking is more likely to give women heart disease than men, a study has found. Toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke may have a more potent effect on women due to biological differences, scientists believe. US researchers analysed pooled data on … Continue reading

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Michael Douglas caught smoking again after beating throat cancer

Actor Michael Douglas was photographed smoking on a yacht last week – less than a year after “beating” stage IV throat cancer. The Oscar winner appears on the new cover of Star Magazine and in photos inside puffing on what appears to be a hand-rolled cigarette July 21. He looks tanned and relaxed in the exclusive Star photos, leaning on … Continue reading

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Tobacco Use and Stress

People who work long hours are likely to become more stressful and indulge in unhealthy behaviors such as snacking, smoking and drinking caffeine. Stress disrupts people’s normal habits. For example they become opt for harmful high fat and high sugar snacks in favor to healthier food choices. Also people under stress eat less than usual in their main meals including … Continue reading

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Is Catherine Zeta-Jones' Smoking Putting Michael Douglas at Risk?

Photos that appeared in the U.K.’s Daily Mail showed actors Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas vacationing in Europe aboard a yacht, and in one, Zeta-Jones holds a cigarette while Douglas walks alongside her. The photo has kicked up its share of controversy about whether such close proximity to a smoker is risky for the 66-year-old actor, who recently underwent treatment … Continue reading

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Smoking rates for California’s adults hit historic low while local rates remain high

A new state report shows that the rate of smoking among California’s adults has hit an all-time low, while Lake County’s adult smoking rate is nearly twice the state average, which the county health officer called a “glaring problem.” California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman issued the report late last week, drawing the data from the Centers … Continue reading

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How Maternal Smoking or Nicotine Use Increases the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Later Life

Scientists now understand more about why being exposed to nicotine while you were a fetus will increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease as an adult. “We have found distinct links between cigarette smoking or even using nicotine patches or gum and the long-term harm for the child,” says Dr. DaLiao Xiao, a scientist who works at the Loma Linda … Continue reading

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New Research States Smoking Decreases Hip Replacement Risk

A new study from down under Australia has found that men who smoke are less likely than nonsmokers to require total hip or knee replacement. Who knew. The researchers also found that being overweight or doing vigorous physical activity actually increased the likelihood of joint replacement. George Mnatzaganian, a Ph.D. student stated: “Our study is the first to demonstrate a … Continue reading

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A Child’s Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Parents who smoke are more likely to try to kick the habit if their child is having surgery, but their chances of success aren’t any better than normal, a new study reveals. The findings suggest that doctors could play an important role in helping these parents quit smoking, said the researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The study … Continue reading

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