Smoking and Tobacco Use

Smokers and other tobacco users are more likely to develop disease and die earlier than are people who don't use tobacco. If you smoke, you may worry about what it's doing to your health. You probably worry too about how hard it might be to quit smoking. Nicotine is highly addictive, and to quit smoking — especially without help — can be difficult. In fact, most people don't succeed the first time they try to quit smoking. It may take more than one try, but you can stop smoking.

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Checking the facts of COPD

You take 20,000 breaths every day, and your lungs work 24/7 to keep you alive. Test your knowledge of COPD, and learn why it's vital to be aware of the risk factors and symptoms of the disease.

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Lung cancer detected with early screening

Bill McWhite was vacationing along the Texas Gulf Coast — a time a person would traditionally be relaxing — when his body let him do anything but unwind.

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Tobacco products and weight-loss surgery

You've decided to pursue weight-loss surgery. You've found out you're a good candidate and your insurance provides coverage. Now you're told that you have to stop the use of tobacco products before you can have surgery. Learn why it's necessary.

February 3, 2015