Category Archive: Smoking Cessation

May 05

Business Loses Billions Unnecessarily on Employees Who Smoke

Smoking costs the American economy over 150 billion dollars each year with $75 billion being spent on medical costs and $80 billion in lost productivity. These figures grow every year as smoking continues to be the number one preventable contributor to heart disease, cancer and a myriad of other diseases. This continually growing financial burden …

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May 05

The Physiology of Smoking

There are four distinct phases of change that the body experiences during the process of smoking. By understanding these physiology changes a smoker can better appreciate the importance of the various Healthy Smoker strategies. Phase One – Inhaling tobacco smoke causes nicotine to enter the bloodstream and go immediately to the brain. Once in the …

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May 05

Quitting is Not Enough

The unfortunate passing of news anchor Peter Jennings is a painful reminder that quitting smoking is not enough to ensure future good health. Cancer grows slowly in its initial stages, but increases its development over time, often with very few early warning signs. Once cancer has started it does not care that its host has …

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