cigarette smoke

Often, smokers would not think about the harmful compounds in cigarettes and cigarette smoke. Instead, they try to think of how smoking help them cope with anxiety, stress, and emotional tumult. When in fact, smoking does exactly the opposite. Smoking subjects you to physical stress as toxic chemicals and carcinogens harm every inch of your […]

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What is secondhand smoke? Secondhand smoke refers to the smoke inhaled involuntarily from cigarette being smoked by others. Unfortunately, it contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds that cause 250 kinds of diseases. It may affect your lungs and heart. Smoke increases your “bad” LDL cholesterol, which puts you at greater risk of heart attack. This […]

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Quit Smoking For Godness Sake

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog, quit smoking

When a smoker inhales a puff of cigarette smoke the large surface area of the lungs allows nicotine to pass into the blood stream almost immediately. It is this nicotine “hit” that smokers crave, but there is a lot more to cigarette smoke than just nicotine. In fact, there are more than 4000 chemical substances […]

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Chemicals Found In Cigarettes? Benzene

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog

Benzene: Is a colorless cyclic hydrocarbon obtained from coal and petroleum, often used as a solvent in fuel and in chemical manufacture. Benzene is contained in cigarette smoke. And benzene is a known carcinogen associated with leukemia.

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When you smoke, the first organ-system that is most severely affected is your respiratory system and particularly your lungs. Every time you smoke, your lungs become black with tar. Studies show that after 3 years of continuous smoking, you increase your risk of lung cancer by 99.9%! The good news is that…Well, it isn’t too […]

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