Chantix works by reducing the smoker’s craving for nicotine by binding to receptors in the brain and reducing the symptoms of withdrawal. Chantix (varenicline) also reduces the satisfaction a smoker receives when smoking a cigarette.

Kidney Disease and Smoking: How are they Related?

We have been reading a lot of articles, blogs and news how dangerous smoking is. It can damage the heart, lungs and nearly all major organs yet; people with kidney disease who smoke may not have considered that smoking can be the source of additional problems to their kidneys. When compared to non-smokers, studies revealed […]

When the Consequences are Not Enough: Top Reasons Why People Smoke

There are lots of people who are fond of smoking, despite the known bad effects for their health and body. According to studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), present-day cigarette smoking was higher among approximately 17 of every 100 persons aged 18-24 years (16.7%), 20 of every 100 persons aged […]

Study Suggests A “Clear Link” Between Smoking and Prostate Cancer

New research warned smokers of the increased risk of dying from cancer of the prostate even after quitting. Smokers who continued smoking after being diagnosed of prostate cancer are more likely not to survive treatment. And even those who quit still carries the risks for the next 10 years.

Smoking Lowers Your IQ, Study Suggest

Numerous studies have long warned us of the harmful effects of smoking, and just recently, new research suggests that smoking could also lower your IQ.

Smoking in Cars Is More Harmful than You Think It Is

Sitting in the back seat with someone smoking can leave you gasping for air, an agonizing experience, and study suggests it’s harmful for both the smoker and passengers. Particle pollution, or particulate matter (PM) is released into the air at alarming level that even exceeds the World Health Organization’s indoor air quality guidelines when someone […]

6 Ways How Smoking Hurt Your Relationship

Smoking offers more disadvantages than mere health risks. And more often, smokers won’t realize those disadvantages until it’s too late. For some people, smoking is seen as a part of their social life, or perhaps a stress reliever, and less as an addiction that can affect the many aspects of one’s life.

Breastfeeding Your Baby, and Your Cigarettes

Your doctor was clear – smoking during pregnancy is dangerous to your baby and must be avoided. You did as what your doctor advised you. However, what if you experienced a relapse after delivering your baby? Is it safe to breastfeed?

Secondhand Smoke and Your Children

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of exhaled cigarette smoke and the smoke coming from burning tobacco. It is a cocktail of more than 7000 chemical compounds, 250 of which are toxic, and more than 70 of these compounds are known carcinogens. Exposure to secondhand smoke is highly dangerous to one’s health, especially the young ones.