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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of every 10 adult deaths.


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Is smoking in a car with children bad?

Is smoking in a car with children bad?

Yes: Yes, yes. Yes. There is no question that second hand smoke is extremely dangerous and the more enclosed a space the more intense the exposure. ...Read more

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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of every 10 adult deaths.


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Does smoking affect a child's health?

Does smoking affect a child's health?

Yes. It's bad. : As a pediatric ENT i can say there is no doubt that kids in homes in which adults smoke are sicker from a breathing and ear infection standpoint. But what parents don't realize is that "third hand smoke"- exposure to your clothes or hair or car when you've smoked (and they weren't even in the room at the same time) still causes issues. Best for all not to have smoke exposure! http://www.Cdc.Gov/. ...Read more

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Quit smoking (Tip)

Quit smoking

Sense of smell improves, after stopping smoking. ...See more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Commit to quitting -- tell friends and family to stay accountable
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Pick a date to stop and write it down
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Explore quitting aids like the patch, gum, and prescription drugs
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Seek support -- quitting can be hard
Once
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Is there some good from smoking like providing warmth during winter?

Is there some good from smoking like providing warmth during winter?

None!: There is absolutely nothing "good" about smoking. It has been implicated in most of the most serious heart and lung diseases (coronary artery disease, asthma, emphysema), as well as cancers in multiple organ systems. And it can sicken other people who breathe in the "secondhand" smoke. If you're cold in winter, use a blanket or turn up the heat, but don't make any excuses for smoking! ...Read more

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If smoking in a car with a child in the front next to you can you makd them ill and a risk of them dying?

If smoking in a car with a child in the front next to you can you makd them ill and a risk of them dying?

Yes and No: Smoking in a car, next to a child, can make a child ill in several ways: eye irritant/allergic symptoms, nose irritant/allergic symptoms, ear infections, middle ear fluid (temporarily dulls hearing), throat irritation/pain, lung asthma (decreases exercise abilities and prolongs colds and flus), etc... The risk of the child dying from second hand smoke is small, but why take any risk at all? ...Read more

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Quit smoking (Tip)

Quit smoking

Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. ...See more

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How do I quiet smoking?

How do I quiet smoking?

Ways to quit: Smoking is a very difficult habit and addiction to quit. Average number of tries is seven. Use a nicotine patch or puffer instead of cigarettes, but wean to using the patch or puffer exclusively, then wean the patch or puffers. Medications may be helpful as well, but some of these have side effects. Get support from friends and family and contact the american lung assoc. For a quitting packet. ...Read more

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Quit smoking (Tip)

Quit smoking

People who quit smoking in their 60's live 3 years longer than their smoking friends. ...See more

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