Health Articles tagged ‘smoking’

Screening and Preventing Lung Cancer

Of all the cancer deaths in the United States, lung cancer remains one of the most deadly—for both men and women. Sadly, it is one of the easiest to prevent. There are many known carcinogens and the surgeon general issues warnings on dangerous products. But, you may still wonder how does cancer start?...
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Smoking: Metabolic damage and the Risk of Diabetes

Smoking used to be socially acceptable. Remember the Marlboro Man? Smoking was thought of as cool, rugged, and sexy. Virginia Slims won their campaign and made smoking cigarettes fashionable for women, as well. In reality, smoking has always been detrimental to our health. It’s now common knowledge...
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Smoking Bans effective for reducing risks from secondhand smoke

Smoking bans are effective at reducing the risk of heart attacks and heart disease associated with exposure to secondhand smoke, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The report also confirms there is sufficient evidence that breathing secondhand smoke boosts nonsmokers’ risk for heart...
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