The Sooner You Quit Smoking, the Better

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite the well-known dangers of smoking, the sizable benefits of quitting may be overlooked, a new study suggests. “These findings underscore the benefits of quitting smoking within five years, which is a 38 percent lower risk of a heart attack, stroke or other forms of cardiovascular disease,” said…

AHA: Why It's So Hard to Quit Smoking

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) — The science behind why it’s so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is addictive — reportedly as addictive as cocaine or heroin. Yet any adult can stroll into a drug store and buy a pack of cigarettes, no questions asked. “From a scientific standpoint, nicotine…

Smoking Becoming a No-No on College Campuses

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Smoking continues to fall out of favor at colleges and universities across America, a new study finds. As of November 2017, over 2,000 U.S. college campuses were smoke-free (no smoking) or tobacco-free (no smokeless tobacco use or smoking), compared with only 774 campuses in 2012, the report found.…