September 2018

Does Switching to Vaping from Smoking Improve Your Health?

2018-09-18T23:54:40+00:00September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There’s little question the body begins to repair itself almost immediately after a person quits smoking, reports David Heitz in Healthline “Scientists say in as little as a month the lungs are already cleaning out gunky residue so you can breathe easier.   In fact, someone who quits smoking before they turn 40 can expect to live as healthy a life as someone who never smoked at all, according to Dr. Jonathan Samet, a pulmonary physician and epidemiologist at the University of Southern California. How’s that for good news on World Health Day?” Derrick Gurley of Conyers, Georgia, say they don’t want that message to be misconstrued. His dad switched to vaping 14 months ago after suffering a [...]

The Effects of Carbon Monoxide From Cigarette Smoking

2018-09-15T01:37:14+00:00September 15th, 2018|Quit Smoking, Uncategorized|

How does carbon monoxide hurt smokers? Excerpted from A Very Well Mind https://www.verywellmind.com/carbon-monoxide-in-cigarette-smoke-2824730 By Terry Martin | Reviewed by Sanja Jelic, MD Updated August 31, 2018 "A pack a day smoker can have a 3% to 6% carboxyhemoglobin level in the blood - the binding of carbon monoxide to the blood -- two packs a day, 6% to 10%, and three packs a day, as much as 20%. The health effects of CO saturation in the blood above 1% can cause detectable physical symptoms, such as: Increased heart rate between 1% to 5%. Reduced tolerance for exercise between 2% to 15%. Headache and visual distortions can occur at high levels of CO saturation - between 15% to 20%. Can Smoking Cause [...]