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The Healing Power of Quitting Smoking
One more entry on the list of reasons to quit smoking: quitting may help your body heal its wounds. Many doctors, however, may not be talking about this benefit with their patients who smoke.
Verdict on E-Cigs Still Out
Quitting smoking can be extremely difficult. There may be a slight possibility that an electronic cigarette could help smokers wean off the habit, but long-term risks are still unknown.
No Smoking in Many Psych Hospitals
Many psychiatric hospitals have started helping patients quit smoking, which is terrific. But the same hospitals may not be preparing patients to remain smoke-free when they go home.
Smoking is Bad to the Bone
The body is designed to heal after breaking a bone. But it may not be designed to heal a broken bone while processing cigarette smoke and nicotine.
Helping Cancer Patients Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking is important for cancer patients. Interventions, support and education are essential to encouraging every smoking cancer patient to quit right now. 
Tobacco is Tobacco is Tobacco
It’s time to debunk myths about hookah smoking being safer than cigarette smoking. As cigarette smoking has plunged over the last decade, teens are turning to hookah smoking .
Brazil: No-Smoking Capital
When it comes to tobacco cessation, Brazil is the poster child for success. Brazil provides a great model for cutting smoking in half in 20 years at no financial burden to the nation.
Pro-Smoking Apps on Your Child's Phone?
There is an app for absolutely everything these days. This platform allows promotions for tobacco with no age-restricted access on both Apple and Android smartphones.
Anti-Smoking Labels Work
Since 1985, the text-only Surgeon General warning has been on the side of every single cigarette pack sold in the United States.
Born Into a Smoke-Free World
The effect of tobacco smoke on pregnant women and their developing babies is well-documented, but what if a baby were born into a community where no public smoking was allowed at all? The first study conducted in the U.S. to compare a city with a smoking ban to a city without one found that fewer pregnant women were smoking and fewer babies were being born early. Avoid cigarette smoke while pregnant. Robert Lee Page, II, a pharmacist in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado's Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, led the study to inve...