Browsing articles tagged with " smoking"
May 23, 2012

Freedom From Smoking, How To Quit Smoking?

Smoking cessation (colloquially quitting smoking) is the process of discontinuing the practice of inhaling a smoked substance. This article focuses exclusively on cessation of tobacco smoking; however, the methods described may apply to cessation of smoking other substances that can be difficult to stop using due to the development of strong physical substance dependence or psychological dependence (in more common parlance, addiction).

Smoking cessation can be achieved with or without assistance from healthcare professionals or the use of medications. Methods that have been found to be effective include interventions directed at or via health care providers and health care systems; medications including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and varenicline; individual and group counselling; and Web-based or stand-alone and computer programs. Although stopping smoking can cause short-term side effects such as reversible weight gain, smoking cessation services and activities are cost-effective because of the positive health benefits.

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Sep 25, 2011

What Smoking Can Do To Your Sex Life

Impotence is the inability to have or maintain an erection. This condition effects roughly 1 in 10 men between the ages of 21 and 75. Risk of impotence is increased to nearly 50% by smoking cigarettes for men in their 30s and 40s. Diabetes, high cholesterol and drugs used to treat high blood pressure also increase the chances impotence.

During an erection, blood flows into the penile arteries causing the veins which drain the penis to become compressed, preventing blood from leaving the penis. This process is significantly impaired by smoking. Less blood flows into the penis if the route is blocked by fatty deposits in the arteries, (atherosclerosis) caused by smoking.
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