If you are a smoker, you may wonder what your risk is for developing heart disease. Research has shown a person's increased risk of contracting is directly proportional to the length of time that a person continues to smoke as well as the amount smoked. So if you smoke one or two cigarettes a day, you are at risk. If you smoke a pack or two a day, your risk greatly … [Read more...] about Risk of Contracting Heart Disease for Smokers
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Learn About the Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking According to the American Cancer Society, "48 million adults (25.7 million men and 22.3 million women) were current smokers in the United States in 1997." Many of these adult smokers started during their teenage years. Unfortunately, even today people still begin to smoke cigarettes despite published statistics that show its … [Read more...] about Cigarette Smoking and Its Impact on Spinal Fusions
Cigarettes look deceptively simple, consisting of paper tubes containing chopped up tobacco leaf, usually with a filter at the mouth end. In fact, they are highly engineered products, designed to deliver a steady dose of nicotine. Cigarette tobacco is blended from two main leaf varieties: yellowish 'bright', also known as Virginia where it was originally grown, contains … [Read more...] about Cigarette Ingredients and Composition
Since the 1957 report suggested a link between smoking and lung cancer, the connection has been firmly established. Lung cancer now kills 20,000 people every year and health experts predict that lifetime smokers have a fifty percent chance of dying of a smoking-related illness in middle-age. It is also been established that tobacco smoking causes at least twenty-five … [Read more...] about Is It Really Worth Dying Over?