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Addictions to lose weight–1: Smoking more of a fad than a means to weight loss

Addictions to lose weight–1: Smoking more of a fad than a means to weight loss

Teen smoking has witnessed a surge in recent times due to the increase in addiction to nicotine. With trends, such as hookah, e-cigarettes and cigars, setting in, teenagers are smoking tobacco in various forms. Smoking is often considered as an addiction that generally develops from a one-time try into occasional puffs. One eventually becomes addicted to tobacco after crossing the stage of dependence. Continue reading

Causes of liver cancer- 3: Smoking

Causes of liver cancer- 3: Smoking

Smoking can cause a number of health complications including cancer. Smoking is widely associated with lung cancer, though it is believed that it can even harm organs that are not directly involved in the activity. This is the reason why one can see numerous awareness campaigns being conducted to educate people about the hazards of smoking as well as its causes. Studies have revealed that smoking can even increase the risk of liver cancer. Continue reading

Smoking cessation process may lead to decreased alcohol consumption: Study

Smoking cessation process may lead to decreased alcohol consumption: Study

Among all the substances that Americans are addicted to, smoking and drinking remain the biggest cause of preventable deaths in the country. Previous researches have indicated the extent to which cigarette smoking behavior and tendency to abuse alcohol are entwined.

There are studies that show people suffering from alcohol use disorder are more likely to be nicotine dependent, and those who smoke find it difficult to rid themselves of alcohol addiction. Thus, someone planning to control his smoking habit is advised to exercise restraint on frequent drinking to avoid a relapse. Continue reading