Category Archives: nicotine

Blood clots, a villainous term

Blood clots  in the large deep veins can be deadly.  Avoid triggers and watch for symptoms  to decrease your chance of getting them.  Here are some tips. . . Suspicious symptoms for venous thromboembolism  (VTE) are swelling in the leg with pain … Continue reading

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Press Announcements > FDA and Public Health Experts Warn About Electronic Cigarettes

I have been told a few times this week by “former smokers” that they have stopped smoking, but are using “e cigarettes” instead.    I am overcome with genuine concern.  This FDA warning discusses the risks well.   There are great options … Continue reading

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Hooked on hookah?

Here in Wichita hookah bars are popping up (seemingly) everywhere!  Waterpipe tobacco or “hookahs” are becoming a popular way to smoke.  Studies have shown nearly 20% of college students have smoked hookah in the past 30 days. My little foray … Continue reading

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Did you just smoke your last cigarette?

Frequently my smoking patients ask “HOW can I stop?” My goal is to “stack the deck” so that you are more successful.  Surveys show 70 percent of smokers want to quit.  Over 40 percent have tried to quit in the past year … Continue reading

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