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Stop Smoking Articles

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How to quit smoking while pregnant?

So how does smoking affect your unborn child?  Smoking in pregnancy has been shown to cause serious damage increasing the risk of stillbirth and premature birth in addition to increasing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or cot dea...

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Smoking and breastfeeding - what are the risks?

The act of quitting smoking either before you get pregnant or as soon as you get pregnant means that your pregnancy will be safer and your baby will be healthier. The reasons why a woman should not smoke while pregnant are well documented but what if...

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Is smoking shisha bad for you?

The equipment known as shisha pipes consists of a water pipe, a chamber for smoke, a bowl, a pipe and a hose.  Charcoal is burned in the pipe which heats the tobacco mixture, this, in turn, produces smoke that is filtered through the water. &nbs...

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Nicotine withdrawal

Nicotine is a highly addictive drug that is found in tobacco and products such as cigarettes and cigars. Nicotine can affect a person’s brain functions. When a person starts to smoke regularly, their body will adapt to the regular intake of nic...

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Nicotine withdrawal symptoms

Nicotine is a drug which is considered to be a member of the stimulant group of drugs. It speeds up messages which travel between the brain and the body and it is the main and is the main psychoactive ingredient present in tobacco products. A ps...

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What type of smoker are you?

Are there actually different types of smokers?   Surely, if you smoke tobacco then you are a smoker and whatever ‘type’ of smoker you are, the fact remains the same, smoking is VERY bad for your health!

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The health risks of tobacco

Smoking is, by far, the most common type of addiction in the world. Back in the day, there might have only been one type of smoking, but in this 21st century, there are endless ways to indulge in your nicotine cravings. There are other delivery metho...

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Smoking and hair loss

You may have heard that there’s a link between smoking and hair loss. But does smoking cause hair loss and will smoking make your hair loss worse if you already experience it?