Indoor smoking ban resulted in fewer emergency department visits for children with asthma

Exposure to certain triggers can cause patients with asthma to suffer exacerbations and become hospitalized with an asthma attack. These stays in hospital can be long and in severe cases can result in visits to the intensive care unit. Triggers of exacerbations include allergens (animal dander, pollen, mold), weather changes, chest infections, influenza, and cigarette smoke…

Let’s talk about e-cigarettes and their harmful emissions

E-cigarette usage in recent years has grown rapidly with 12.6% of adults in 2014 having reported using them at least once. The largest group of users are those aged 18-24 and nearly 3% of the people who have ever tried e-cigarettes were not smokers before trying them. More frighteningly, from 2013 to 2014 the number…

Smoking could be causing your brain to shrink

Cigarette smoke is composed of hundreds of toxic compounds that when inhaled can cause harm to nearly every organ system within your body and the body of people exposed to your second hand smoke. This includes heart disease, increased blood pressure, strokes, bronchitis and emphysema (COPD), decreased fertility in males, birth defects in pregnant females…

There is no such thing as a safe cigarette.

Most people now know that cigarettes are the cause of many health problems, and if you don’t, news flash, cigarettes are bad! But what about the new craze, e-cigarettes? E-cigarettes are products that deliver aerosols containing nicotine by heating up a solution in order to vaporize it for inhalation. The compound that the nicotine is dissolved…