Have you seen the recent new headline: Surgeon General Issues Latest Warning: Tobacco Smoke Exposure Not Safe in Any Amount? Statistics highlight how one in five Americans are first-hand smokers. Whether these smokers have one cigarette a week, or an entire pack a day, the poisonous effects of cigarette smoke does not discriminate. There are millions of others who are … [Read more...] about Cigarette Smoke Exposure Not Safe in Any Amount
Nicotine dependence is the physical vulnerability to the chemical nicotine, which is potently addicting when delivered by various tobacco products. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars and pipes contains thousands of chemicals, including nicotine. Being addicted to tobacco brings a host of health problems related to the substances in tobacco smoke. These effects include damage … [Read more...] about Smoking-Related Illnesses Come with Significant Costs
Chronic Pulmonary Disease kills over 100 thousand Americans each year. This makes COPD the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Take a moment and learn about COPD, and how this combination of diseases (chronic bronchitis and emphysema) combine to create COPD, and how to detect it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aktIMBQSXMo click for > Part Two: … [Read more...] about Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Part I
Over twelve million people currently suffer from Chronic Pulmonary Disease in American this year. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Take a moment and learn about treatments for COPD, and how the symptoms of this combination of diseases (chronic bronchitis and emphysema) can be controlled. Bronchodialators are one of the most used … [Read more...] about Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Part II
Researchers Say It Takes Genes, Viruses and Cigarettes Physicians say that smoking is by far the biggest cause of emphysema, but why doesn't every smoker get the disease? If you asked Michael Holtzman, M.D., that question, he might answer that for most cases of emphysema you need a mix of genes, viruses and cigarettes. Emphysema and the associated condition of chronic … [Read more...] about Why Doesn’t Every Smoker Get Emphysema?