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Stroke From Smoking Is Gender Blind

There is no doubt about it — smoking is hard on the body. It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. Smoking cigarettes can increase anyone's risk of having a stroke. 

Teens' Tobacco Use and Their Oral Health

Some teens hoping to avoid the harmful effects of cigarette smoking may try smokeless tobacco products instead. But using these products also carries significant health risks like oral cancer.

The Gains and Losses of Quitting Smoking

Weight gain can be a frustrating but common side effect of quitting smoking. How much weight a person gains may depend on how attached they were to smoking in the first place.

Staying Smoke-Free

Low-cost treatment and support programs can help people quit smoking. Such programs may even help psychiatric patients quit long-term and avoid returning to the hospital.

Cigarette Taxes and Alcohol Consumption

Cigarette taxes have been thought to play a part in reducing smoking. But as taxes on cigarettes have gone up, many male smokers in the US have also chosen to cut back on their alcohol intake as well. 

Double the Cancer Behind the Smoke

Smoking is known to increase the risk of cancer. Do smokers who survive their first cancer have to worry about developing another cancer?

Kids, Asthma and Secondhand Smoke

When a person smokes, those immediately around that person are forced to "smoke" also. If people around the smoker have asthma, the smoke can make their condition worse.

Smoking Ban at Casinos Lowers Health Gamble

When it comes to heart and lung health, Colorado gamblers may have hit the jackpot. Since the ban on smoking in casinos in the state, ambulance calls in one county have dropped.

Smoke-Free Doesn’t Kill Appetites

When you’re hungry, you may want to inhale a meal but not secondhand smoke. State laws prohibiting smoking in restaurants are delivering health benefits and not eating away at business.

Parents, Teach Your Children About Smoking

"Do as I say, not as I do," may be an attractive saying for parents, but it may not work very well. When it comes to smoking in particular, children often follow their parents' examples.