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Healthy LifestyleSmoking
April 8, 2019

Want to quit smoking? Here are your best options

Many smokers decide to go cold turkey when wanting to nip smoking in the bud. Others take it on a day-to-day basis and hope for the best. Fact is, whether you’re an occasional smoker or a 30-a-day smoker, taking that last puff can be difficult.
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Healthy LifestyleSmoking
October 8, 2018

Marijuana: the good, the bad and the ugly

Whether you’ve tried it yourself, have a friend who does it or just watch others doing it on TV, you probably know a thing or two about marijuana. Also called weed, cannabis, pot, hash or dope, marijuana is no longer considered “taboo” or only something hippies smoke. With its recent legalisation in private homes, marijuana use amongst the public is on the rise. Your brain on weed Marijuana plants produce several chemical compounds called cannabinoids. The two most important of these are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC for short, and cannabidiol or CBD. Once you inhale (or eat) marijuana, these chemicals make…
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Healthy LifestyleSmoking
August 9, 2018

Is vaping really better than smoking?

Since its inception more than 10 years ago, different models of vape pens are available worldwide, but a question among public health researchers continues to linger: “Do vape devices really help smokers quit, or is it a glorified unhealthy habit?” According to a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; it’s a little bit of both. While vaping may help many to quit conventional cigarettes, the practice itself could encourage young people to start smoking. It’s important to note that vaping has its own health risks, but it’s likely to be far less harmful than conventional cigarettes. How…
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFood & nutritionSmoking
December 15, 2015

The 3 killers: Sitting, smoking, sugar

We’ve known that smoking is deadly for a long time, and every year the world moves a little further away from lighting up. When we realised that sugar, when over-consumed can also be dangerous to your health, this caused another major change in how the world eats and drinks. But the latest potential killer on the block is harder to drop and it’s everywhere: sitting. (more…)
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Smoking
November 5, 2015

Is second-hand smoking a big deal?

So, you’re heading out for the evening and one of your friends lights up a cigarette in your car. It’s not just your clean clothes and hair that start to smell, it’s your health going up in smoke too! You don’t have to put up with passive smoking… it’s a serious hazard to your health! We’re here to help you stay smoke free! (more…)
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Smoking
October 12, 2015

Why is quitting smoking so hard?!

Let’s be honest about this: it isn’t easy to quit smoking. In fact, many ex-smokers will admit to having tried (and failed) a few times before they got it right! The important thing to take home is that they got it right. And so can you! (more…)
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Smoking
June 26, 2014

What’s the fuss about e-cigarettes?

E-cigarette sales are soaring - and they have become increasingly more popular over the years - marketed as a safe and healthy way of getting your nicotine fix or as an aid to stop smoking. With no laws regulating these products, anyone can buy them. Dr. Lynelle Hoeks from Hello Doctor says “There is very little control on what exactly goes into them and what’s worrying, is that we don’t actually know what the long term effects of nicotine exposure in this way is.” Recently, Canada banned the sale of e-cigarettes and the USA is hot on their heels. What…
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Smoking
May 27, 2014

What happens to your body when you smoke a cigarette?

May is Anti-Tobacco Month, and because we’re all about preventative health, it’s a topic that we’re serious about. To help drive awareness about the dangers of smoking, we wanted to share our latest #infographic with you: What happens to your body when you smoke a cigarette.
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Smoking
January 9, 2014

Almost 1 billion smokers world wide

Here’s a scary statistic: According to the BBC, there are now an estimated 1 BILLION tobacco smokers in the world. This, despite strong worldwide awareness and anti-smoking campaigns, extensive research and new tobacco laws put in place to promote quitting and help prevent people from picking up the habit. (more…)
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Smoking
December 11, 2013

What does smoking actually do to your body?

Smoking is gross. We all know it, and we’ve all seen the long term damage it does to our lungs, that is, blackened tarred smoker’s lungs. Have you ever wondered what actually happens when you inhale a cigarette? No? Well, a single drag exposes the body to over 4,000 chemical compounds and 600 additives, effectively making it one of the most powerful stimulants known to man. It takes just 10 seconds for nicotine to reach the brain, and over 90% of what’s inhaled is absorbed by the lungs, which pass into the lung as miniscule droplets of suspended tar particles.…
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