Video: Can E-Cigrattes Help Smokers Stop?

The American Heart Association says there is not sufficient evidence to promote e-cigarettes as a primary aid to smoking cessation. At best they are about as effective as nicotine patches without behavioral support. They may also prevent people from seeking proven methods of quitting. The many uncertainties of e-cigarettes as a cessation tool is discussed in…

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It is Never Too Late to Quit Smoking!

Smoker's have a 20 times greater lifetime risk for developing lung cancer. Smoking cessation lowers the risk of developing lung cancer, but does cessation after lung cancer diagnosis improve outcomes? Investigators in England have conducted a meta-analysis of 10 studies to provide answers to that question. The good news is that quitting smoking after diagnosis…

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Smoking Cessation Raises Short-term Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Can doing something very good for your health raise the risk of another problem? A 9 year study showed that those who quit smoking had significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes during the first 3 years of cessation. Smokers who don't quit also face an increased risk of this disease, but the adjusted…

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