Smoking

Smoking & Your Vein Health

Submitted by Carlos Neves, MD

While smoker’s cough is your lungs’ unmistakable way of letting you know they’re in trouble, your veins send a more subtle signal of their damage from cigarette smoke. And it’s best to listen — smoking kills about as many people through damage to the heart and blood vessels as it does to the lungs...
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Eating With Intention

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

Achieving success means tracking your progress, being flexible, being willing to revise goals, and rewarding yourself when you are successful. Eat Thoughtfully “The foods you choose to fuel your body with supply nutrients that support the growth, maintenance, and repair of your body,” said Debra...
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Smoking & Your Skin

Skin Deep: 5 Ways Smoking Can Sabotage Your Looks You’ve probably heard about how smoking harms your heart and lungs, where the damage is serious but out of sight. When it comes to your skin, though, you don’t have to imagine how it looks — anyone can see it. Daniel Cuozzo, DO, a dermatologist at...
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Smoking & Your Reproductive Health

Why smoking, e-cigs, and pregnancy don’t mix It’s never easy to quit smoking, but in Dr. Adeline Nukuna’s experience women who smoke when they get pregnant have a powerful new reason to quit. “I’ve seen patients taking quitting more seriously when they hear about the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant...
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How Does Smoking Affect My Heart

The damage tobacco inflicts on a smoker’s heart and blood vessels tends to be invisible. But the effects of smoking are obvious in the operating room where surgeons see the plaque-clogged arteries of patients who have had heart attacks and strokes. To a smoker, the toll cigarettes take on your...
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Smoking & Your Lungs

How Smoking Puts Your Lungs on an ‘Invisible Cliff’ If you smoke and can breathe without trouble, it’s easy to assume your lungs are as healthy as they ever were. But, all too often, that’s an illusion. Nature blesses most of us with a pair of lungs more robust than we really need for everyday life...
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