…Men who were recent ex-smokers had on average greater declines in cognitive ability, compared to those who did not smoke…
..smoking cessation counseling programs were much more effective than the expensive carotid artery plaque scan..
Advertising for Pfizer’s Champix (vareniciline) has recently been rolled out which features patients claiming “I did it!”. However what these advertisements fail to announce is the potential cardiovascular risks associated with the use of varenicline. In a systematic review and meta analysis posted in the CMAJ in July, it was found that the use of [...]
According to a new study in the journal Cancer (Journal of the American Cancer Society), smokers who smoke a cigarette right away after waking have a greater risk of developing lung and head and neck cancers. These smokers are said to be more nicotine dependent than smokers who wait an hour or so after waking [...]
Policy statement from the American Heart Association: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/122/15/1520.full There are different forms of smokeless tobacco (ST) products (e.g. snuff, chewing tobacco). The purpose of this policy statement is to review and summarize the scientific evidence regarding smokeless tobacco and asscoiated cardiovascular risks. It is a great and thorough read that will give you concrete evidence on smokeless [...]
An article written in The Globe and Mail on Friday July 15, 2011 by Amy Norton looks into a US study regarding the link between behavioral problems and kids’ living in an environment with a smoker. 6% of 55,000 U.S. children younger than 12 years old lived with a smoker and were more likely to [...]