Category: smoking

Why the New Field of Epigenetics Is Changing the Way We Look at Smoking

Epigenetic Reprogramming

Epigenetic Reprogramming and the Smoking Burden In this day and age, it is quite impossible not to uncover all of the dangers associated with smoking cigarettes. Not only has Johns Hopkins recently discovered over 7,000 related chemicals that are associated

Effects of Smoking on the Respiratory System

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  Many people are aware of the common knowledge of the negative effects that smoking has on the respiratory system. What’s really alarming in the fact that destruction to the human body happens to both regular smokers and those that

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Mental Effects of Smoking – What are the Mental Emotional Effects of Tobacco?

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  Even though the majority of people understand that there are consequences to smoking cigarettes, over twenty five percent of the population still continue to smoke. Research continues to uncover the underlying themes of reasons why people smoke and the

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Negative Effects of Second Hand Cigarette Smoke

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  There is a growing amount of scientific evidence, which covers everything from research on the molecular level to covering whole communities around the world, which refutes that secondhand smoke contributes to disease. Tobacco is the cause of over 90%

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Don’t Be Afraid of Your Very Last Cigarette

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by Mark Barrus Look forward to crushing it out in the parking lot right before your appointment Your smoking habit is a ritual of one cigarette after another, and another. Plus futzing with the lighter, and making sure you have

Would You Smoke in a Car With Your Children in it?

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by Mark Barrus Why Does Your State Allow Smoking in the Same Car with Children Inside? I just wanted to talk about the importance of the laws that prohibit adults from endangering innocent children. This includes children all the way

Should the Smoking Age Be Raised to 21?

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by Mark Barrus Michael Winter of USA TODAY wrote an article Friday about how the states of Utah and Colorado could be raising the smoking age to 21   I was unaware that New York City and Hawaii County had

Who are these “Experts” that are contemplating the end of smoking?

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by Mark Barrus Mike Stobbe of the Associated Press (AP Medical Writer) Wrote a very good article recently, with a very provocative title called Experts increasingly contemplate end of smoking   AP Photo-Dan Grossi.jpg   I just wanted to compliment

CVS – Will not sell tobacco products starting October 1st

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by Mark Barrus CVS Caremark, the nation’s 2nd largest drug store, has announced that it will no longer sell any tobacco products starting October 1st, 2014. Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco, but there was no mention of

Smoking Bans in Public Housing? Not Fair. Why Single Them Out?

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by Mark Barrus   The Houston Chronicle has announced that Smoking has been banned at all Houston public housing, Cindy George reports. Smoking banned at Houston public housing