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Anatomy of nicotine addiction
Source Mayo Clinic
November 15, 2012 is the
Great American Smokeout
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, even occasional smoking causes immediate damage to the lungs. More
Smoking is responsible for almost 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer.
The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that there is no risk-free level of exposure to second-hand smoke. More
Kim McNeill was 21 years old when she tried her first cigarette and learned to blow smoke rings. “I was trying to be cute,” she remembered.
After a while, McNeill said she would find any excuse to light up — after meals, talking on the phone, waiting for a bus — and thought her habit of four or five cigarettes a day was relatively harmless. More
It took a while before 70-year-old Meena Carr figured out that her scratchy throat and persistent cough was attributable to her husband’s second-hand smoke. “You have a problem, but you live with it so long, you’re not aware of it,” she explained.
But it was the plight of her grandson who had asthma that triggered Carr to take action. “You wouldn’t understand until your child wakes you up in the middle of the night saying ‘I can’t breathe,’ ” she said. More
It’s better to never start than stop
Trying to pick the best time to quit tobacco? Whether this is your first or fifth attempt, today is the perfect day to launch a new plan. More