5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Secondhand Smoke

Even if you don’t smoke, you are not 100% free from the dangers of tobacco use. Smoking is rampant. You see smokers everywhere – in the workplace, at school, at the restaurant, in public areas, and sometimes, even in your home. According to the American Lung Association, secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, 40 […]

What Every Smoker Should Know About COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ranks as the 4th most common cause of death. COPD causes approx. 123,884 deaths per year or 42.2 deaths per 100,000 population. Smoking cigarettes causes about 90 percent of COPD cases. Other causes include: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (a rare genetic disorder). Second-hand smoke Work or environmental pollution. Chronic lung infections […]

5 Ways to Lessen the Effect of Bronchitis and Asthma After You Quit Smoking

Chronic obstructive diseases or COPD are among the most common destructive effects of tobacco to smokers. COPD is characterized by the difficulty in breathing. Bronchitis and asthma are two of the common types of this disease. Long time smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to suffer from these lung diseases. COPD […]