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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 5

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

“Smoking is highly addictive, and quitting is very difficult,” said David J. Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., associate director of interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard University in Boston. (more…)

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 4

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Kelsey’s study found that almost 3 in 5 smokers who undergo surgery for heart disease continue to smoke after their procedure.

“We thought that individuals who needed the operations would have been shaken up enough to stop — but that was not the case for almost 60 percent,” said co-author Bonnie H. Weiner, M.D., medical director of the Center for Research in Invasive and Interventional Cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. (more…)

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 3

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

He explained that four years after heart surgery, a smoker and a person who quit have an equal chance of dying as a result of smoking and heart disease. After five years, however, a quitter’s chance of staying alive improved by 3 percent. (more…)

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 2

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Permanently putting out your butts will help save your life. Why? “After smoking a cigarette, your heart rate increases 15 to 30 beats per minute and your blood pressure increases as well,” said Steven Keteyian, Ph.D., program director of Preventive Cardiology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich. (more…)

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 1

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

It seems so obvious: Quit smoking to improve your health. But smokers just aren’t getting the hint, even those for whom kicking the habit means life or death. (more…)

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Smoking and Teens Resource

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

To receive a free parenting guide on talking to kids about smoking. To receive “A Parent’s Guide to Smoking Prevention,”. Smokers who want to quit. (more…)

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Tobacco Use in Athletes. Part 3

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Q: Dancers require so much oxygen. Do you see higher rates of diseases like emphysema, etc.?

A: Not from that standpoint, but smoking affects their bones and other general health. (more…)

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Tobacco Use in Athletes. Part 2

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Q: Do tobacco companies still serve as sponsors?

A: The only sponsor that has remained, and I think that has even fallen by the wayside for most amateur sports, is smokeless tobacco. “Chew” was very much prevalent and those companies have sponsored a lot of football and baseball events. (more…)

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Tobacco Use in Athletes. Part 1

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Q: How prevalent is tobacco use in athletes?

A: Smoking is more prevalent in European athletes. The European society is more permissive and in denial about smoking. Most American athletes get the clear message that smoking, by changing the lungs’ ability to function, decreases the ability to perform well. (more…)

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