Previous research reveals that smoking may cause similar stroke risks for men and women. However, a new study reveals that female smokers may be at a greater risk for a more deadly and uncommon type of stroke.
Weight gain can prevent some smokers from quitting. However, a new study suggests that smokers will gain more weight the longer they wait to break their habit.
Plain packaging really does make smoking less sexy, a new study suggests.
It really is never too late to quit smoking. A new study reveals that older women who quit smoking reduce their risk of heart disease, regardless of whether they had diabetes.
The leading cause of preventable deaths globally can be attributed to cigarette smoking, but quitting proves to be quite a difficult task with more than 90 percent of attempts to quit resulting in relapse. Now researchers have developed a new method for quitting, according to a study.
Though many who use electronic cigarettes swear by them, many lawmakers and government agencies are pushing back against them.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a message to all smokers out there: quit smoking, and in a bid to ramp up awareness against the dangers, they will start rolling out graphic ads of former smokers who have been in one way or another affected negatively from the addictive habit.
Just a week after a judge refused to approve a ban on large sodas in New York, the city's Michael Bloomberg on Monday proposed a new ban which would stop retail stores from displaying cigarettes as part of his plan to lower smoking rates in the city.
Researchers writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association say that smokers admit the prospect of weight gain makes some reluctant to quit the habit. The study investigated if the weight gain following smoking cessation would counteract the positive effects quitting has on your cardiovascular system.
For people who are suffering from lung, head or neck cancer, it might be a good idea to stop smoking before surgery as the chances of a relapse are less. For those who continue smoking, additional precaution had to be taken to stop relapse.
For people who are HIV positive, bacterial pneumonia is a common threat and critical at the same time. A recent study suggests that smokers who were HIV positive had 50 percent more chances of getting the infection than HIV-positive individuals who did not smoke.
The popular saying 'action speaks louder than words' can probably be rephrased to 'graphics speak louder than words', as scientists in a new research have found that explicit graphic details on cigarette packets are more effective than mere words warning the smoker of health consequences.
For smokers who are thinking of leaving the habit, here is another incentive to do so. In a recent study undertaken and published by The British Journal of Psychiatry, it was observed that the level of anxiety was less in smokers who quit smoking and refrained from smoking even after six months. The study was conducted taking 491 smokers who attend National Health Service smoking cessation clinics in England. The data was then followed up with another study after 6 months.
Of all the things that a new year promises to be, it is also a great opportunity to improve one's lifestyle choices and to have a healthier attitude towards life. A New Year resolution that promises to be a life-changing one is to quit smoking.
Latest statistics which reveal that up to one in three secondary school students in Cyprus are smokers have pushed the health ministry and the police to launching an anti-smoking campaign. "Smoking is the only cause of death that is preventable in the world today. It kills six million people a year, 600,000 of which have only been exposed to passive smoking. Unless urgent action is taken, tobacco will kill more than one billion people this century," said health minister Androulla Agrotou.
Staying active, productive, and keeping your mind at work, is a great way of staying healthy and happy. This is particularly true during lockdown, when it can feel easy to slip into a rut of laziness, without any clear-cut schedule. But with monotony talking its toll and resulting in a serious lack of motivation for many, how do we keep on top of a consistent workflow and schedule? Stuck for inspiration on how to stay productive and pro-active during the self-isolation, and also generally in your everyday life going forward? Take a look at this short list that we’ve compiled, detailing some practices that you might want to try and employ where possible.