Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years, discusses substance abuse, sexual activity, and other sensitive topics many clinicians do not ask their patients.
A congressionally mandated report has found that e-cigarettes are likely to be far less harmful than conventional cigarettes, although they are not without health risks.
Future studies may help to assess the relation between chronic marijuana use and cardiovascular risks.
Adolescent marijuana prevalence today would be at or near record highs if cigarette use had not declined since 2005.
Researchers observed a positive correlation between the amount and duration of smoking and the occurrence of psoriasis.
Serum concentration levels of several antidepressants were lower in cigarette smokers compared with nonsmokers.
Countries committed to introducing policies such as high tobacco taxes and smoke-free public spaces.
A strong inverse association between total fruit and vegetable consumption and COPD was observed in smokers but not in never-smokers.
Electronic cigarettes cause an imbalance of cardiac autonomic tone and increased oxidative stress, which may increase cardiovascular risk.
It is important to use the right terminology when discussing medical terms, specifically ones associated with smoke-related respiratory conditions, according to the researchers.
Men and women who quit smoking after entering HIV care at age 40 years gained 5.7 years and 4.6 years of life expectancy, respectively, compared with those who continued to smoke.
Results suggest that the legalization of recreational marijuana use led to the increase in children who were unintentionally exposed to the drug.
While most PAs believe that e-cigarettes are harmful to health, they need more reliable information to help inform clinical decisions.
Of those who quit abruptly, 49% and 22% were still non-smokers at 4 weeks and 6 months, respectively.
In 2014, nearly 9% of women who gave birth smoked during pregnancy.
Study results showed no significant difference based on the type of smoking cessation option they were given.
Researchers confirmed increased risks for infertility and natural menopause before age 50 in women who are either active smokers or regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.
A meta-analysis of 88 studies show a concrete link between current smokers and an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes.
Participants in the National Lung Screening Trial had a greater chance of quitting after clinicians scheduled follow-up counseling after screenings.
Smokers who quit within a year after acute myocardial infarction had intermediate levels of chest pain and mental health that were similar to those who had never smoked.
Teenagers who use e-cigarettes have an increased likelihood of using combustible tobacco products.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have a higher BMI by age 10.
The CDC reports that 75% of Americans supporting increasing the legal age for smoking to 21.
Although e-cigarettes may not be considered healthy, they may be the lesser of two evils when compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Almost 126,000 of the deaths attributed to smoking were from cancers of the lungs, bronchus, and trachea.
Quitting smoking improved spinal cord injury quality of life.
Nicotine patch treatment for 52 weeks may be safe, but may not be more effective than 24-week treatment for smoking cessationJune 01, 2015
Quitting smoking with nicotine patch treatment for 52 weeks appears safe but may not be more effective than 24 weeks.
Sneak interventions into any patient encounter using motivational interviewing techniques.
Deposit programs were twice as effective as the rewards programs, and five times more effective than simply receiving free smoking aids.
Nearly three-quarters of the women who had tried e-cigarettes believed they were less harmful than tobacco.