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Electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes E-cigarettes are popular devices that head a liquid that becomes an aerosol or a vapor.  Are e-cigarettes healthier than smoking cigarettes? Long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are unknown.  They are not known to be healthier.  Despite this, many … Continue reading

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E-cigarettes?

E- cigarettes and tobacco lozenges are purported as a way to stop smoking.  But, the Institute of Medicine would like you to rethink that. There is too little known about whether they actually pose less risk than do traditional tobacco … Continue reading

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Cigarette packaging is getting a dose of reality. . .

Cigarette packaging will be more graphic, starting September 2012.  Manufacturers will be required to devote 1/2 of the front and back of every cigarette package to photos and written warnings about the dangers of tobacco.  There are nine photos showing … Continue reading

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Which smoking cessation interventions work best?

There are many options. Here are your effective options to stop smoking: Nicotine Replacement therapy (like gum and patches): All forms of nicotine replacement therapy increased abstinence rates after 6 months. No one type of nicotine replacement can be suggested … 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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Stop your kid from starting smoking

90% of tobacco users start before age 18 (read this: while they still live in your home).  I am a mother of three who feels passionately about my children not using any form of tobacco. As a physician I have … Continue reading

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