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Study: Resveratrol a smoker’s best friend?

Posted January 24, 2014

Resveratrol supplements could hold cardiovascular benefits for smokers, a new study has suggested.

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Giving up smoking? Try positive psychotherapy

Posted January 23, 2014

The thousands of people who’ve resolved to stop smoking this New Year might soon be able to make use of a new method to help them break free from tobacco. Called PPT-S, or positive psychotherapy for smoking cessation, its success and potential as a new form of treatment is outlined in the current issue of The Journal of Positive Psychology.

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A Surprising Way to Lower Your Risk of a Fatal Heart Attack by 80%

Posted January 3, 2014

Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, researchers from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment have found that a good night’s sleep can increase the health benefits of exercise, proper diet, moderate alcohol consumption and not smoking.

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How can CoQ10 make it easier to quit cigarettes?

Posted December 31, 2013

No matter whom you are, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, fueling your entire cardiovascular system. When coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels get depleted, your heart strains to get its job done and your entire body suffers. This manifests and results in what seem to be “mysterious symptoms” that most allopathic doctors just can’t put their finger on, so they put a “prescription” on it instead. Are you experiencing chronic fatigue, numbing dull pains or decreases in mental functions? This is not just about smokers and the elderly, as this addresses every human being whose heart beats one million times in ten days. It’s time to consider natural solutions to seemingly “complex problems.”

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These Small Lifestyle Changes Lead to a Big Reduction in Stroke Risk

Posted November 20, 2013

Vascular injury, especially the type inflicted as a result of a stroke, can have a devastating effect on the quality of a person’s life and place them at significantly increased risk of death. Similar to other chronic illnesses, stroke risk can be modified by making small changes to diet, physical activity level, smoking, blood pressure and blood glucose readings. In fact, researchers have found that paying more attention to how we live on a daily basis can reduce the risk of falling victim to a stroke or untimely death by close to fifty percent.

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Mindfulness meditation IBMT trims craving for tobacco

Posted August 6, 2013

Addiction to smoking and other substances involves a particular set of brain areas related to self-control, according to numerous research. For a new study, researchers wondered if a training approach designed to influence this addiction pathway could influence smokers to reduce their tobacco use—even if smokers did not intend to do so.

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Study: Weight Gain Caused By Quitting Smoking Increases Diabetes Risk

Posted July 8, 2013

Although cigarette smoking is linked to the development of cardiovascular disease and quitting cuts that risk significantly, smoking cessation can cause substantial weight gain, increasing the likelihood of type 2 diabetes, researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, have found.

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Smoking Pot Eases Tremors in Parkinson’s

Posted June 19, 2013

Smoking cannabis appeared to reduce tremor and pain and improve sleep among Parkinson’s disease patients, researchers from Israel reported here. Overall, patients’ scores on the standard Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) averaged 33 before they smoked cannabis in the laboratory and averaged 24 after 30 minutes (P<0.01), Ruth Djaldetti, MD, of Tel Aviv University Israel, reported at her poster presentation at the International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders.

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Omega-3s may boost artery function in smokers

Posted June 10, 2013

Cigarette smokers – a group at increased risk of heart problems – may benefit from daily omega-3 supplements, suggest new data from Greece.

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Vitamin C May Prevent Lung Problems in Babies Born to Pregnant Smokers

Posted May 7, 2013

Pregnant women are advised not to smoke during pregnancy because it can harm the baby’s lungs and lead to wheezing and asthma, among other problems. If a woman absolutely can’t kick the habit, taking vitamin C during pregnancy may improve her newborn’s lung function and prevent wheezing in the first year of life, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.

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