Your toes tell it all, ladies. Toenail clippings can provide evidence of tobacco exposure and help explain the risk of heart disease, at least in women, according to a unique study from the University of California-San Diego and Harvard University. The medical researchers examined levels of nicotine in toenails of 905 women who were diagnosed with coronary heart disease … [Read more...] about Toenails Reveal All
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Smokers tend to quit in groups, according to a new study. One person who quits can have ripple effects across his or her entire social network, prompting others to kick the habit. The New York Times offers this delightfully evocative explanation of how the process works: As the investigators watched the smokers and their social networks, they saw what they said was a … [Read more...] about Quitting Smoking is a Pack Behavior
For Nora King, a former chain-smoker with a master's degree, it was neither a harrowing visit to her doctor nor a disturbing news article on the latest findings about the damage of cigarettes that caused her to put down her smokes once and for all. It was a television commercial she saw a year ago in her New York City apartment that vividly illustrated what goes on inside a … [Read more...] about A Bachelor’s Degree for Quitting Smoking?
Risk of death from tobacco related diseases or various forms of cancer declines dramatically five years after kicking the habit. Women who quit smoking reduce their risk of dying from heart disease and tobacco-related cancers. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed data on 105,000 women over 24 years, taken from the Nurses’ Health Study, a long-term … [Read more...] about Smoking Reversible?
Second hand smoke in the home appears to induce markers for heart disease as early as the toddler years. Researchers reported this news at the American Heart Association 48th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in March. It has long been known that many forms of cardiovascular disease in adults are initiated and progress silently during … [Read more...] about Toddlers Most Affected by Second Hand Smoke