Month: August 2011

California Smokers’ Helpline

For a limited time, the California Smokers’ Helpline is sending callers from Humboldt County free nicotine patches. Eligible tobacco users who call 800-NO-BUTTS (662-8887) and enroll in the free, telephone-based quitting program will receive a free two-week starter kit of…

Why smoking kills your appetite

Smokers are, on average, thinner than non-smokers, and this impact on weight can unfortunately encourage some people, specifically young women, to smoke in order to stay thin. This is a dangerous strategy to adopt, considering the dangerous effect smoking has…

Why quitting smoking can make you sad

A Canadian study has made a major breakthrough in understanding the link between quitting smoking and depression often experienced by heavy smokers. Dr. Jeffrey Meyer and researchers at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found a link between the…

How to quit smoking? Video

Although prior research on exercise and quitting smoking has yielded some mixed results, researchers from the Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, affiliated with Brown University in the US, report their study is the first to examine the…

Smoking Linked to Asthma

Children with severe asthma are 3.6 times more likely to have been exposed to tobacco smoking before birth – even without later exposure – than children with a mild form of the disease, according to a multicenter study led by…

Can dogs sniff out lung cancer?

“Dogs can be trained to identify the scent of lung cancer long before symptoms develop,” the Daily Mail has today reported. The newspaper said that “sniffer dogs can be relied upon to find the unique smell of the disease in…