Parents now have another reason to worry about their children smoking. Nicotine might cause the teenage brain to develop abnormally, resulting in changes to the structure of white matter -- the neural tissue through which signals are relayed. Teenagers who smoke, or whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, are also more likely to suffer from auditory attention deficits, … [Read more...] about Teens Who Smoke Truly are Acting Brainless
[UMHS-Press Release] Women and Smoking Smokers are more likely to have unrealistic body image & eating problems, and women who had weight problems as girls are more likely to start smoking early. Is a fear of getting fatter partly to blame for the fact that nearly one in five American women still smokes, and many don’t try to quit? Although there are many … [Read more...] about Is Fear of Gaining Weight Keeping Many Women from Trying to Quit Smoking?
Smoking effects our health in so many ways. Just how does smoking addiction hurt you? Narrowed and hardened arteries leading to atherosclerosis and gangrene, cold hands and feet, cold skin, decreased fitness, weakened bones,osteoporosis, peripheral vascular disease to name a few. Smoking damages the blood vessels in the legs and arms leading to restricted circulation, … [Read more...] about Effects of Smoking on Circulation Can Lead to Amputations
The effects of smoking can show up in ways you may not expect. Although the mustache on the women in this picture is obviously fake, what we are about to tell you isn't. The Medical College of Wisconsin has reported a link between smoking and increased facial hair in some women. Women who smoke at least one pack of cigarettes a day have a fifty percent greater chance … [Read more...] about Women Smokers Grow More Facial Hair
Smoking effects the flow of blood throughout our bodies. There are only two structures in the adult human body which, under normal circumstances, lack a blood supply in adult life. One, the cornea of the eye which gets its nutrition from tears. Secondly, the intervertebral disc, which obtains its nutrition from the convection and diffusion of nutrients from the end … [Read more...] about Cigarette Smoking and the Human Spine