Stoptober: Everything you need to know about the annual 28-day challenge to stop smoking

Stoptober: Everything you need to know about the annual 28-day challenge to stop smoking

The arrival of October marks the beginning of Stoptober, an annual campaign that encourages people to stop smoking for 28 consecutive days.A protester reacts as she demonstrates against the lockdown and use of face masks, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, outside Downing Street in London.

Avoiding Sun Exposure Is As Dangerous As Smoking

Avoiding Sun Exposure Is As Dangerous As Smoking

The researchers acknowledge that longer life expectancy for sunbathers seems paradoxical to the common thinking that sun exposure increases risk for skin cancer.“We do know that melanomas are rare among women with darker skin, and sun benefits goes up in those populations when weighing sun exposure’s risk against benefits”, Dr Lindqvist said.

How to naturally avoid erectile dysfunction: Have great oral hygiene

How to naturally avoid erectile dysfunction: Have great oral hygiene

The researchers noted that periodontal bacteria or inflammatory cytokines from the infected gums cause damage to the vascular endothelial cells.Maintain good oral hygiene and make positive lifestyle changes to prevent periodontitis and erectile dysfunction.

Cigarette Butts — The Top Pollution Item

Cigarette Butts — The Top Pollution Item

Although some experts advocate for the development and implementation of biodegradable filters, others believe these also contain toxins that take a long time to degrade, and biodegradable cigarettes may increase littering as smokers feel “permitted” to drop them into the environment.

Vaping Addicts Have No Treatment Options

Vaping Addicts Have No Treatment Options

Altria's interests are served by maximizing sales and profits from both the cigarette and e-cigarette markets, and they have every reason to push Juul to market its products in a way that does the least damage to the cigarette market." Teen Vaping May Increase Potential to Smoke Traditional Cigarettes and Other Addictive Behavior Despite the industry's claims to the contrary, a growing body of data continues to demonstrate damage to the user and bystander from e-cig vapor.

Peppers to Help Prevent Parkinson's

Peppers to Help Prevent Parkinson's

One of the most compelling statements in a 2014 study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience is that in regard to Parkinson’s disease, “[A] growing body of evidence suggests that nutrition may play an important role.” Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that usually develops in older people, with such symptoms as inflammation, stiff muscles and tremors, all signs of decreased mitochondrial function .

High salt consumption linked to atrial fibrillation in 19-year study

High salt consumption linked to atrial fibrillation in 19-year study

Why the research is interesting: The study provides more evidence that even if a subject does not have high blood pressure, consuming high amounts of salt can increase the person’s chance of suffering a stroke, atrial fibrillation and other cardiac problems.

Depression, anxiety impact health as much as smoking and obesity

Depression, anxiety impact health as much as smoking and obesity

Anxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease and high blood pressure to arthritis, headaches, back pain and stomach upset, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity, according to the new research.

FDA Restricts Sale of Flavored E-Cigs

FDA Restricts Sale of Flavored E-Cigs

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.,1 and health authorities warn that while traditional (combustible) cigarette use has declined,2 the number of teens using e-cigs, also known as vaping, has steadily risen in recent years.

Not Exercising Kills Faster than Smoking

Not Exercising Kills Faster than Smoking

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/22/not-exercising-health-risk-worse-than-smoking-study/1725678002/ “Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes, and heart disease, study reveals.” 20 October 2018. https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/19/health/study-not-exercising-worse-than-smoking/index.html “Not exercising may be even more deadly than smoking, diabetes, heart disease, study finds.” 22 October 2018. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/not-exercising-more-deadly-than-smoking-diabetes-heart-disease-study-finds/ https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/lack-of-exercise-responsible-for-twice-as-many-deaths-as-obesity