Quitting Smoking

If you want tostop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle, use these tips to so you can quit smoking for good.

Smoking: Problems With Pregnancy

If you are a woman who smokes and you are thinking about getting pregnant or are pregnant, now is a good time to quit smoking. Women who smoke may have a harder time getting pregnant. Women who smoke are more likely to have the following problems: 1 Stillbirths and miscarriages. Babies who grow more slowly in the uterus…

Smoking: Sexual and Reproductive Problems

Smoking can gradually and permanently damage blood vessels throughout the body, including those that carry blood to the penis. This can make it difficult to get or maintain an erection (impotence). Quitting smoking may help prevent new damage from occurring inside the blood vessels. Smoking can also affect a man’s…

Teen Smokers: Reasons to Quit

You may have started smoking to fit in with your friends. Maybe your parents smoke or your brother chews. Whatever the reason you began using tobacco, there are lots more reasons to stop: Smoking is much more addictive than you may believe. You may think you can stop whenever you choose, but over half of teens who start…

Thinking About a Change?

Changing anything big in your life can be stressful. It can seem like a lot to do. This can be especially true when the change involves tobacco, a drug, alcohol, or changing how you eat. For some people, knowing that something has to change happens quickly. For others, it can take years. Nobody is the same. But, no…

Tobacco Use in Teens

Nicotine is only one of the thousands of chemicals in tobacco, but it is the major component that acts on the brain. The lungs readily absorb nicotine from the smoke of cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. The tissues of the mouth can also absorb nicotine when a person smokes cigars or pipes or chews tobacco. Nicotine reaches…