Healthy Lifestyle Archive

Short Guide to Quitting Smoking

Smoking Overview Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 440,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs. Nationally, smoking results in more than 5.6 million years of potential life lost each year (CDC). Quitting Smoking

Effect of Tobacco Use and Dependence in Women

Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer to become the number one cancer killer among women. Trends in women’s lung cancer can be clearly linked to smoking behavior; currently observed increases in lung cancer rates mirror trends in women’s uptake of smoking 30-40 years ago. Smoking cessation clinical trials reveal that the same treatments benefit both