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  Cigarette Smoking and Cardiovascular Diseases
Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States.
Smoking increases blood pressure, decreases exercise tolerance and increases the tendency for blood to clot.
People who smoke cigars or pipes seem to have a higher risk of death from coronary heart disease (and possibly stroke), but their risk isn't as great as that of cigarette smokers.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4545   (579 words)

 Smoking - American Diabetes Association
Smoking increases your cholesterol levels and the levels of some other fats in your blood, raising your risk of a heart attack.
People with diabetes who smoke are three times as likely to die of cardiovascular disease as are other people with diabetes.
These are people who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, who have their first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up, and who have had strong withdrawal symptoms when they tried to quit before.
www.diabetes.org /type-1-diabetes/smoking.jsp   (1508 words)

 Smoking and How to Quit Smoking Information on MedicineNet.com
Smoking harms not just the smoker, but also family members, coworkers, and others who breathe the smoker's cigarette smoke, called secondhand smoke or passive smoke.
Among infants up to 18 months of age, secondhand smoke is associated with as many as 300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia each year.
In addition, secondhand smoke from a parent's cigarette increases a child's chances for middle ear problems, causes coughing and wheezing, worsens asthma, and increases an infant's risk of dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
www.medicinenet.com /smoking_and_quitting_smoking/article.htm   (795 words)

Additionally, since the other toxins in the cigarettes are unchanged, and since more cigarettes are smoked to obtain the same amount of the addictive nicotine, there have been suggestions that the incidence of diseases associated with smoking actually increase.
Most people who smoke one pack per day find that the 21 mg patch is the most effective in diminishing their withdrawal symptoms.
Smoking cigarettes is to be stopped while using these devices.
www.heartpoint.com /smoking.html   (3684 words)

Smoking is restricted or banned in almost all public places and cigarette companies are no longer allowed to advertise on TV, radio, and in many magazines.
Smoking affects the body's ability to produce collagen, so common sports injuries, such as damage to tendons and ligaments, will heal more slowly in smokers than nonsmokers.
Because teens who smoke as a way to manage weight often light up instead of eating, their bodies lack the nutrients they need to grow, develop, and fight off illness properly.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/drug_alcohol/tobacco/smoking.html   (1046 words)

  Smoking   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Smoking directly causes thirty to forty percent of the 565,000 deaths from heart disease each year.
Smoking also causes cancer of the larynx, mouth, esophagus (which is the feeding tube) and the bladder.
Smoking during pregnancy results in smaller infants and there is an increase in early fetal and neonatal deaths.
www.tfn.net /HealthGazette/smoke.html   (552 words)

Smoking is restricted or banned in almost all public places and cigarette companies are no longer allowed to advertise on buses or trains, billboards, TV, and in many magazines.
Because teens who smoke as a way to manage weight often light up instead of eating, their bodies lack the nutrients they need to grow, develop, and fight off illness properly.
The good news for people who don't smoke or who want to quit is that studies show that the number of teens who smoke is dropping dramatically.
kidshealth.org /teen/drug_alcohol/tobacco/smoking.html   (1370 words)

 Cigarette Smoking and Cancer: Q & A - National Cancer Institute
Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths and is responsible for most cancers of the larynx, oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, and bladder (see Question 1).
Exposure to secondhand smoke, or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), significantly increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease in nonsmokers, as well as several respiratory illnesses in young children (5).
The U.S. EPA has estimated that exposure to secondhand smoke causes about 3,000 lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers and is responsible for up to 300,000 cases of lower respiratory tract infections in children up to 18 months of age in the United States each year (5).
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cancer   (1004 words)

 Smoking - health risks
Smoking accelerates the hardening and narrowing process in your arteries: it starts earlier and blood clots are two to four times more likely.
Smoking is the most common cause of COPD and is responsible for 80 per cent of cases.
Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are twice as likely to be born prematurely and with a low birth weight.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /health_advice/facts/smokehealth.htm   (1549 words)

Yet, smoking is the single most important preventable cause of illness and death in the United States.
Ex-smokers who have not smoked for many years are less likely to die of chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema, than those who continue to smoke.
Women who stop smoking before becoming pregnant or during the first trimester of pregnancy reduce their risk of having a low birth weight baby to that of women who have never smoked.
www.idph.state.il.us /public/hb/hbsmoke.htm   (681 words)

 ACS :: Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health
Smoking also causes cancers of the larynx (voice box), oral cavity, pharynx (throat), esophagus, and bladder, and contributes to the development of cancers of the pancreas, cervix, kidney, and stomach; it is also linked to the development of some leukemias.
Smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes are all risk factors for heart disease, but cigarette smoking is the biggest risk factor for sudden heart death.
Long-term, smoking is also a major cause of heart disease, aneurysms, bronchitis, emphysema, and stroke, and it contributes to the severity of pneumonia and asthma.
www.cancer.org /docroot/PED/content/PED_10_2x_Questions_About_Smoking_Tobacco_and_Health.asp   (6550 words)

Smoking is the inhalation of the smoke of burning tobacco encased in cigarettes, pipes, and cigars.
Smoking is recognized as the leading preventable cause of death, causing or contributing to the deaths of approximately 430,700 Americans each year.
Smoking is recognized as one of several factors that might be related to a higher risk of hip fractures in older adults.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/smoking.jsp   (3319 words)

 ACS :: Guide to Quitting Smoking
And smoking is a major risk factor for peripheral vascular disease, a narrowing of the blood vessels that carry blood to the leg and arm muscles, as well as cerebrovascular disease that can cause strokes.
Smoking also causes premature wrinkling of the skin, bad breath, bad smelling clothes and hair, and yellow fingernails and hair, yellow fingernails and an increased risk of macular degeneration, one of the most common causes of blindness in the elderly.
Smoking by mothers is linked to a higher risk of their babies developing asthma in childhood, especially if the mother smokes while pregnant.
www.cancer.org /docroot/PED/content/PED_10_13X_Guide_for_Quitting_Smoking.asp   (9523 words)

 eMedicine - Nicotine Addiction : Article by Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCCP, DABSM
Smoking is more prevalent in developing countries and is continuing to increase.
Tobacco smoking is responsible for 1 of every 5 deaths and is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
In some cases, depression after smoking cessation was resolved with the use of nicotine replacement therapy or the use of antidepressants; in others, depressive symptoms dissipated after a relapse to smoking.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic1642.htm   (6778 words)

 QuitSmoking.com - The Quit Smoking Company Home Page Stop Smoking
Tarblock Cigarette Filters - In case you are not ready to stop smoking, use these filters to remove tar and nicotine from your cigarettes.
One Step at a Time is a filtering system that allows you to gradually filter and remove up to 90% of the nicotine and tar in cigarettes.
Smoke Control spray is a homeopathic medicine designed to provide fast relief for tobacco cravings, whether you smoke or chew.
www.quitsmoking.com   (977 words)

 Smoking News - Topix
Health bosses hope the smoking ban will cut deaths MORE than 700 people in the east of England die from a smoking related illness every month, health bosses warned.
One in three strokes in NSW is caused by smoking, despite more than two decades of anti-smoking campaigns, new figures show.
Topic: Smoking returns to Utah's VFW posts, faternial organizations Standing behind the nautical-theme bar at Veterans of Foreign War Post 3586, Sandy Bonner savors the Newport cigarette she's smoking while a...
www.topix.net /health/smoking   (598 words)

 Smoking Stinks!
Smoking is one of the worst things kids or adults can do to their bodies.
When people try smoking for the first time, they often cough a lot and feel pain or burning in their throat and lungs.
If you have a friend who smokes or uses tobacco, you can help him or her by encouraging the person to quit.
kidshealth.org /kid/watch/house/smoking.html   (801 words)

 Smoking   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Smoking is the cause of 85% of all cases of lung cancer, which is expected to kill nearly 170,000 Americans in 2001, accounting for over 13% of all US cancer deaths.
Although smoking does not appear to affect a risk for developing breast cancer itself, it does appear to increase the severity of existing breast cancer, possibly because of a higher risk for the cancer to spread to the lungs.
Smoking mothers and their children may share certain inherited psychologic factors, such as depression, which cause addictive and behavioral problems that are unrelated to smoking itself.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc41.html   (9688 words)

 Smoking and Heart Disease
That's because smoking is a major cause of coronary artery disease.
A person's risk of heart attack greatly increases with the number of cigarettes he or she smokes.
After 15 smoke free years, your risk is similar to that of a person who has never smoked.
www.webmd.com /content/pages/9/1675_57857.htm   (890 words)

 Discovery Health :: Dangers of Smoking During Pregnancy
The sooner a mother quits smoking, the better it will be for both her and her baby.
Smoking during pregnancy also increases the risk of stillbirth, miscarriage, and severe vaginal bleeding.
Smoking during pregnancy, which can seriously slow fetal growth, nearly doubles a woman's risk of having a baby with low birth weight.
health.discovery.com /centers/pregnancy/americanbaby/smoking.html   (497 words)

 MedlinePlus: Smoking
Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths.
Your smoke is also bad for other people - they breathe in your smoke secondhand and can get many of the same problems as smokers do.
Smoking and Musculoskeletal Health(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/smoking.html   (481 words)

 MedlinePlus: Smoking Cessation
The primary NIH organization for research on Smoking Cessation is the National Institute on Drug Abuse
About half of the people who don't quit smoking will die of smoking-related problems.
Quitting smoking is important for your health and provides many benefits.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/smokingcessation.html   (623 words)

 Independence from Smoking
Along with information on the health effects of smoking, we provide you with resources to help you quit if you are a smoker.
Smoking can increase your risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis (thinning or weakening of your bones), and cancers other than lung cancer.
Smoking when you are pregnant increases your chances of having problems with your pregnancy, including premature or early birth and having a baby with low birth weight.
www.4woman.gov /quitsmoking   (653 words)

 Smoking: Steps to Help You Break the Habit -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Smoking causes changes in your body and in the way you act.
How you feel when you stop depends on how much you smoked, how addicted your body is to nicotine and how well you get ready to stop smoking.
The symptoms are strongest during the first few days after you stop smoking, but most go away within a few weeks.
familydoctor.org /x5158.xml   (932 words)

 Smoking: Tips to Quit - March of Dimes
Smoking during pregnancy has also been linked to preterm labor and other pregnancy complications.
Studies suggest that regular exposure to secondhand smoke may harm the baby.
The Tobacco Research and Intervention Program (TRIP) helps women who are pregnant and who have quit smoking to remain smoke-free.
www.marchofdimes.com /pnhec/159_155.asp   (346 words)

 Smoking Cessation Center
Quitting smoking is one of the best things people can do for their heart and overall health.
Smoking related diseases are well documented, as are the many toxins in tobacco smoke.
Smoking cessation is particularly important for certain populations who are at even higher risk of problems than people in general, such as women and African Americans.
heart.healthcentersonline.com /smokingcessation   (330 words)

Information on smokers, the health effects of smoking, nicotine addiction, and the health benefits of quitting smoking.
Answers to questions about smoking safety, nicotine addiction, and tobacco use among young people, quitting, and many more smoking topics.
How the body recovers from smoking the last cigarette; from 20 minutes after quitting to 15 years after quitting.
hdcs.fullerton.edu /ewp/hpp/sm.htm   (240 words)

 Tobacco.org : Welcome
Smoking And Depression Often Occur Together In New Mothers
UK Smoking is linked to needless tests for Down's Syndrome
--If you smoke in the toilet, the smell will be better.
www.tobacco.org   (944 words)

 Anti-Smoking.org & Smokefree America - National anti-tobacco group with acclaimed youth programs and quit smoking tips
Our mission is to motivate youth to stay tobaccofree, and to empower smokers to quit successfully.
Our efforts, combined with those of many other groups fighting tobacco, will help reduce the prevalence of the major diseases caused by smoking: lung cancer, heart disease, and emphysema.
Visitors committed to philanthropy, tax planning, estate planning, charitable giving and planned giving should know that we are a non-profit 501C3 group, and are tax-exempt.
www.anti-smoking.org   (157 words)

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