Smoking: One of the Most Destructive, VOLUNTARY Things You Can Do to Your Health!

Written by Jimmie Newell

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Cigar smoking

Many ex cigarette smokers are cigar smokers and try to convince themselves that this is a safe way to smoke, because they don't inhale. In fact almost all cigar smokers who were cigarette smokers do inhale. Cigar smokers who never were cigarette smokers tend not to inhale. Cigar smoking whether you inhale or not is still as damaging to your heath as any other form of tobacco use, there may be somewhat less risk of lung cancer, however there is no decreased risk of many other types of cancer, if you inhale a few other cancer types are added torepparttar list.

We are exposed to a great numbers of advertising messages each day that try to glamorize tobacco use. To balancerepparttar 146526 message readrepparttar 146527 1964 Surgeon General Report on smoking this wasrepparttar 146528 first real indication torepparttar 146529 public that there were dire risks associated with tobacco use. Atrepparttar 146530 time this report was published about 70% ofrepparttar 146531 U.S. adult population were smokers, smoking was depicted in movies and on television, in ads, on billboards, and glamorized in any way possible.

What changes have we seen?

There are fewer movies and television shows that promote smoking as blatantly as before.

There are fewer ads that promote smoking.

There are health warnings on cigarette packs, smokeless tobacco containers, pipe tobacco containers, however not on cigars.

The places that you can smoke are far fewer. most workplaces, many bars and restaurants, theatres, airplanes, buses.

Are these and many other changes and restrictions working?

About 23% ofrepparttar 146532 US adult population now smokes, this is down from about 70% in 1965.

However there is still much that needs to be done, many high school and college students still smoke and many are starting everyday, withrepparttar 146533 information that is available today it simply amazes me that these otherwise intelligent persons are still smoking.

Resources for more information:

Smoking 101 Fact Sheet American Cancer Society

Tobacco Hurts Everyone Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS)

Action on Smoking and Health QuitNet

What's So Bad About Tobacco? Smokefree America

American Lung Association No Smoke Software

To Your Health,

Jim Newell

Jimmie Newell is the webmaster for, a health & wellness website, featuring editorials, tips, information and links addressing many of the health issues of today.

Acupuncture and Arthritis

Written by JR Rogers

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For those not familiar withrepparttar term "sham acupuncture" (I was not) it means that study participants received what they "thought" was acupuncture but it was not. The patients were simply unable to determine that needles were being inserted.

If you need more this might berepparttar 146525 answer

I continue to recommendrepparttar 146526 use of a high-quality liquid Glucosamine for dealing with arthritis pain. Generally, you are going to getrepparttar 146527 desired result withoutrepparttar 146528 need to do more.

And, I amrepparttar 146529 first to recognize that acupuncture is not necessarily an option for everyone and in fact, it is not available in many areas. However, if you suffer from osteoarthritis, you should be aware that there are options available to you.

I think that it would be a rare case where someone would have to take this extra step. However, these clinical studies confirm that it has helped with arthritis problems and for that reason alone, you need to be aware of it.

JR Rogers is the owner of Synflex America Inc. makers of Syn-flex, a premium glucosamine arthritis formula for humans and household pets.

The author's statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not provided to diagnose or to suggest that liquid glucosamine and chondroitin will treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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