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Four Steps to Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Early Death

Four Steps to Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Early Death

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, doing just four things could help significantly reduce your risk of death.The study looked at over 6,200 healthy people over a span of eight years and determined tha…

Woman Trying to Quit Smoking Slaps Cop in Attempt to get Arrested

Woman Trying to Quit Smoking Slaps Cop in Attempt to get Arrested

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A California woman had a novel approach to quitting smoking – slapping a cop and getting arrested.
Etta Lopez, 31, is accused of slapping a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy. She reportedly told th…

Major Study Gives Smokers New Reasons to Quit

Major Study Gives Smokers New Reasons to Quit

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Quit smoking early on in life and you’ll have more life later on, reveals a new study from the Center for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.However, Dr. Prabhat Jha, a director at the ce…

Can Quitters Ever Become as Healthy as ‘Never Smokers?’

Can Quitters Ever Become as Healthy as ‘Never Smokers?’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study confirms what most suspect: smokers have a higher chance of dying from a sudden heart attack.  But its other conclusion is more surprising: those who quit smoking could reduce their risk to levels ap…

Study Shows Women Can Extend Life Up to 10 Years by Quitting Smoking

Study Shows Women Can Extend Life Up to 10 Years by Quitting Smoking

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stop smoking now. That’s the take-away from a new study of over a million women conducted over a five-year period.  The study finds that those who give up smoking can extend their life by ten years.  E…

Study: Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking Averages Around 10 Pounds

Study: Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking Averages Around 10 Pounds

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As more people quit smoking cigarettes to protect their health, many face a new battle: weight gain.  A new study in the journal BMJ shows that quitters gain more weight than anyone previously thought.The r…

Smoking Hotlines Can Flag Problem Drinking

Smoking Hotlines Can Flag Problem Drinking

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — Hotlines to help people quit smoking could also flag problem drinking, a new study found.Yale researchers used surveys to probe alcohol use among 88,479 callers to the New York State Smoker’s Quitline and…

Man Suffers Severe Injuries After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Mouth

Man Suffers Severe Injuries After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Mouth

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NICEVILLE, Fla.) — A Florida man is recovering at a local burn center after suffering severe injuries from an electric cigarette that exploded in his mouth.Tom Holloway, 57, of Niceville, Fla., was smoking the e-cigarette Monday…

Study Questions Effectiveness of Nicotine Replacement Therapies

Study Questions Effectiveness of Nicotine Replacement Therapies

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Nicotine patches and nicotine gum, which are supposed to help smokers kick the habit for good, don’t work in the long run, according to new research out of Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Mas…

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