May 22nd, 2015

Are Smokers Prone to Acne! Read the Facts

There are as such no direct evidence on how smoking affects acne, but when observed indirectly, there are certain hints that approve smoking to be one of the causes of acne. Smoking appears to have both beneficial and harmful effects on the skin. On the positive side it dials down the overactive immune system in acne-prone skin. On the negative side smoking depletes vitamin E and increases sebum oxidation in the skin, and this makes the skin more prone to breakouts. Smoking also increases insulin and testosterone levels, both of which contribute to hormonal acne.

May 22nd, 2014

Smoking and Your Oral Health

Smokers have a two to threefold higher risk of developing a chronic oral health condition which, while not life-threatening, can be extremely uncomfortable. Some studies have found that the risk of developing the disease increases the longer a person smokes. Read more about it here…. MOUTH Bad breath, stained teeth and damaged gums are some of most obvious effects of smoking. Using tobacco increases the risk of periodontitis, which causes swollen gums, bad breath and your teeth to fall out. TEETH Smoking is the number one culprit for yellow stained teeth. The tar that is inhaled through smoking settles in the miniscule cracks in tooth enamel, causing discoloration and that yellow

May 22nd, 2014

Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health

Smokers have a two to threefold higher risk of developing a chronic skin oral health condition which, while not life-threatening, can be extremely uncomfortable. Some studies have found that the risk of developing the disease increases the longer a person smokes. Read more about it here…. MOUTH Bad breath, stained teeth and damaged gums are some of most obvious effects of smoking. Using tobacco increases the risk of periodontitis, which causes swollen gums, bad breath and your teeth to fall out. TEETH Smoking is the number one culprit for yellow stained teeth. The tar that is inhaled through smoking settles in the miniscule cracks in tooth enamel, causing discoloration and that

May 22nd, 2014

Do You Smoke? Think of Your Eyes, Nails and Weight!

If you smoke tobacco, you already know you need to quit it as it is bad for your heart, lungs, brain, and even your sex life. But were you aware that smoking’s ill effects also affect your appearance? With life threatening diseases like cancer or heart and lung disease, it also has a noticeable effect on how you look and can increase the risk of more serious disorders. Just imagine what if each cigarette created a black pockmark on your face, for instance? Dr Sheilly Kapoor Consultant Dermatology Medanta the Medicity throws more light on how smoking kills your overall appearance in an out. Read on… EYES Smoke can damage eye blood vessels, giving you bloodshot eyes and

May 30th, 2013

10 Ways to Get Over Craving of Smoking

Nicotine addict shares a  love-hate relationship with his smoke. When Mark Twain wrote, “Quitting is easy, done that a hundred times”, he ehoed the feelings of fellow smokers who desperately wish to quit. Ask a confirmed smoker if he or she enjoys smoking and chances are the answer will be “yes.” Ask the same person if he or she would like to quit. You’ll probably get the same answer— “yes.” As a tobacco cessation specialist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi I did learn that most smokers are really unhappy to smoke. The majority of the smokers wants to quit the addiction, but cannot because of the addictive nature of nicotine; which is as addictive as cocaine and

May 30th, 2013

Stop Smoking Through a Tobacco Cessation Program

All smokers know that smoking is not good for them. Yet, the habit is terribly addictive and it is too hard to quit. Either you need to be strong with your will or the best way is to enroll to a tobacco cessation program. Priya Singh writes more on how does a cessation program proves beneficial. Read on… Smoking cessation requires a structured intervention by a Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation Program, in which both the physiology and psychology of a tobacco addict are addressed. The smoker is provided with a step-by-step assistance during the quit attempt. It is essentially a “Lifestyle Treatment Program”, comprising of seven to eight intensive counseling sessions, to help the

May 30th, 2013

How Smoking Affects Skin Health

Smoking shows on your skin too. The precise ways in which tobacco smoke damages or changes skin are not fully understood, though scientific studies have produced evidence about a number of possible ways, such as: Ageing: As people age, their skin also ages. The ageing process is influenced by a number of environmental factors. Sun exposure is the most prominent risk factor for premature ageing. Although it is much less well known, cigarette smoking is also a risk factor for premature skin ageing. Wrinkles: Numerous studies have found that premature wrinkling is associated with smoking. There is evidence that the more an individual smokes, the more the premature ageing effect occurs, so

May 30th, 2013

Smoking Lowers Fertility in Women! Learn How?

Women smokers need to get alert exclaims Dr Veena Bhat adding, “Smoking can lower your fertility”. Read on more. The fact is that women smokers have around 72 percent of the fertility of nonsmokers. When all other factors are equal, it is 3.4 times more likely that smokers will require over one year to conceive. Not only this, as even if you happen to carry a woo with smoking habit, it surely proves toxic during pregnancy. Also , according to “Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century” by the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, “Smoking during pregnancy is associated with pre term delivery, low birth weight premature rupture of membranes, placenta previa,

May 17th, 2012

Why Try Electronic Cigarette

May 31st is no tobacco day and therefore we decided to bring to you, a ground-breaking innovation that is improving the lives of thousands of smokers around the globe, Electronic cigarettes! Read to explore how it helps you quit smoking and why switching to e-cigarette is beneficial for both active and passive smokers. Start reading…. Why E-cigarette If you’re a smoker and want to quit, switching to an electronic cigarette will of course save your money (in some cases up to 75% of your annual spend on real cigarettes), but best of all, you will be able to carry on with your habit fagging as you normally would, without instigating the terrible damage to your health. Reason behind,

May 16th, 2012

Alternative Therapies to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is a great decision. Not only will you reduce your risk of many life taking diseases such as coronary artery disease, lung cancer and even cataracts, but you will also improve the health of the people around you by reducing their exposure to second-hand smoke. But anyone who has ever tried to quit smoking knows that willpower alone is often not enough to see you through the withdrawal symptoms. One needs effective methods to use to quit smoking. In this article, My Health Guardian runs you through some of well known alternative therapies that have proven their effectiveness in smoking cessation. Read and try them. Hypnosis helps in smoking cessation. Hypnotherapy deals

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