Health News

Smoking is Bad to the Bone
The body is designed to heal after breaking a bone. But it may not be designed to heal a broken bone while processing cigarette smoke and nicotine.
Your Right To Breathe Healthy
You may feel a little timid to ask people not to smoke around you. But asking for your right to breathe fresh air could have an important impact on your health.
Weight Gain Vs. Continued Smoking
Among smokers, a common reason to not quit is the fear of gaining weight. While weight gain is a serious concern, continuing to smoke is a greater concern.
More People Using Electronic Cigs
Replacing a traditional cigarette with an electronic cigarette may seem like a step in the right direction. But the long-term health consequences of electronic cigarettes are still unknown.
Smoking is A Global Epidemic
Tobacco-related illness has become a global issue. Nations are getting together and sharing ideas on how to reduce global tobacco consumption and, as a result, save millions of lives.
Kicking the Habit Through the Years
Most people know smoking is bad for the body and that quitting is a smoker’s best option for health, but it may not be exactly clear what this health improvement looks like.
Fewer Smokers… With a Few Exceptions
Americans are smoking less than they did in the early 1990s, thanks to a number of efforts. But there are still quite a few smokers among certain groups in the US.
Dr. Koop – Former Surgeon General – Has Died
He’s probably the most famous Surgeon General who ever served this country. Dr. C. Everett Koop has died at the age of 96. The cause of his death is unknown.
Smoke-Free Air Helps Prevent Preemies
Cigarette smoke and unborn babies don’t mix. Pregnant moms may be able to control secondhand smoke exposure at home. But in public places, smoking bans are the only protection.
Cali’s Tobacco Program Works
Smoking cessation programs aren’t cheap, but are they worth the investment? The answer is—absolutely. The years of health gained are worth far more than the cost of getting people to quit.