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Society and Culture

Tobacco Use Among Women: 10 Interesting Facts

Who tend to smoke more, men or women? Are there differences between the smoking patterns between them? Do they need different quit strategies? Let's find out....(more)

Should Cigarette Smoking be Banned?

Under Supreme Court precedent a federal cigarette ban passed by Congress would unquestionably be constitutional. Cigarettes could be banned under Federal drug laws which operate underneath the authority of Article, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution. This blog post discusses the pros and cons of such a ban:...(more)

Second Hand Smoke and Children

According to the 2006 U.S. Surgeon General's Report, there is "no safe level" of exposure to second hand smoke. An estimated 88 million non-smokers in the United States were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2007-2008. Children are at particular risk for exposure to secondhand smoke....(more)

How Smoking Affects The Unborn Child?

There is plenty of evidences that smoking can be bad for your health. If you are pregnant or you're planning to have a child, you should take this opportunity to quit smoking. This is a partial list of the negative effects of smoking to your unborn child:...(more)

Costs

What Does Smoking Cost?

There will include a number of hidden expenses related to smoking which most individuals don't consider. These expenses rarely are assessed when individuals speak of how much their habit costs. A few of these expenses arise because of higher payments related to the risks of smoking, whereas other ones result from a reduction in asset value because of smoking. All told, those hidden expenses of smoking may boost the actual quantity a smoker will pay every year; several times the price of the cigarettes alone....(more)

Low-cost Nicotine Patches for People on a Budget

When you decide to quit smoking, one of the most affordable options to help you quit is the nicotine patch. However, not all nicotine patches are inexpensive. Here is a list of nicotine patches that cost less than most of the competing brands....(more)

Diseases

4 Facts Studies Show about Smoking and Cancer Risk

The link between smoking and cancer risk has been well-studied. Smoking remains to be the single most avoidable risk factor for cancer, and for the past 50 years, this addictive habit has killed about 6.5 million people already.Here are some of the most interesting facts about smoking and cancer risk:...(more)

5 Major Diseases Caused by Smoking

There are so many diseases caused by smoking. And there's no doubt about this. Tobacco contains thousands of chemicals that destroy cells and weaken your immune system, making your body vulnerable to illness. Today, let's tackle some of the major, life-threatening diseases that are caused by smoking....(more)

4 Dangers of Smoking To Your Pets' Health

It's a no-brainer that smoking is bad for your health, but have you ever thought how bad secondhand smoke is to your pets? According to statistics, almost 30% of pet owners live with the least, one smoker at home. New research suggests that secondhand smoke is as harmful to your pets as it is to you. It can be attributed to the fact that pets spend more time at home than you do - leaving them more exposed to carcinogens and other harmful substances. Below are 4 reasons why smoking may kill your pets....(more)