Month: November 2009

Dieting while quitting smoking can work better

Smokers who know they should quit for their health often balk because they don’t want to gain weight – and a new health problem – once cigarettes’ appetite-suppressing nicotine leaves their bodies. Quitting smoking while starting a weight-control program may…

Smoking Linked to Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Smoking may now be considered an “established” risk factor for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor nerves and the voluntary muscles. “Studies show consistently that smoking increases the…

Smoking ban puts bad air outside

ATHENS, Ga. — Smoking bans have made the air healthier in bars and restaurants, but may have made the air just outside the establishments more hazardous, University of Georgia researchers have found. Nonsmoking diners and imbibers sitting in outdoor patios…

Tobacco-free Edison celebrates Smokeout

The American Cancer Society’s 34th annual Great American Smokeout was celebrated locally at the Charlotte campus of Edison State College. Murdock Family Medicine sponsored the event. The day’s activities hosted by Edison State College ranged from free blood pressure tests…

Why do urologists warn against tobacco?

LUCKNOW: If cancer doesn’t stop you from consuming tobacco, here’s another reason. A team of doctors from Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University’s (CSMMU) urology department have proved that patients who consumed tobacco and maintained poor oral hygiene took more time…