Testosterone plays a critical function in the regulation of adult male reproductive functions, sexual activity, fat metabolism, bone function, strength and muscle mass. As men age, testosterone levels begin falling, especially after they turn 30. This often results in a decrease in energy levels and muscle strength, mood fluctuations, increased osteoporosis, decline in cognitive functions..
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released a new advisory against vaping informing the public that it is not a safe alternative to nicotine addiction. The new advisory highlighted that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do not approve e-cigarettes as smoking cessation devices. In..
In a historic move to curb the abuse of tobacco and give people a better quality of life, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a mandate for more than 3,100 public housing agencies to implement smoke-free policies by midyear 2018. The new rule is aimed at eliminating secondhand exposure in..
Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes were introduced as safer alternative to cigarettes. These battery-operated devices are designed to deliver nicotine in the form of vapor instead of smoke, but with less toxic chemicals that are produced by burning tobacco. Manufactured to resemble traditional cigarettes, cigars, pens, or USB sticks, e-cigarettes deliver nicotine with a flavoring and..
No matter what method one employs to smoke, the nicotine in the tobacco will surely have harmful effects on the body. Some people tend to replace the conventional cigarettes with the electronic ones as a safer alternative, but studies have proved that doing so does not decrease the impact of nicotine. Most of the chemicals..
Tobacco addiction is a global epidemic. Even though the health risks of smoking are known, people continue getting hooked on tobacco. The nicotine in tobacco lends a pleasurable effect to its users, but its harmful effects on the body are a cause of concern for health care providers and law enforcement agencies. As per a..
Conquering one’s enemies seems to be easier than giving up an age-old habit. This holds true for smokers who give in to nicotine addiction, irrespective of the knowledge of the ill effects that it causes on their mind and body.
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 40 million Americans smoked cigarettes in 2014. Every year, one in five deaths in the country is caused by smoking and approximately 16 million Americans live with some kind of..
Smoking increases the risk of a wide range of heart and lung diseases. So, doctors advise women to avoid smoking during pregnancy. Lately, millions of women have been experiencing high-risk pregnancies and smoking can be one of the major factors for it. Moms-to-be who can’t do without taking a puff or two put the life..