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Smoking Tobacco-A Tutorial

May 21, 2013


Smoking is bad because the nicotine in the tobacco is addictive. When you smoke you feel calm and alert; you experience a temporary mood boost. When the effects wear off your mood is altered and the craving returns. Because of the personal benefits quitting is not easy Tobacco smoke contains about 7, 000 chemicals, about […]

Air Pollution-A Health Risk Factor

May 10, 2013


  The World Health Organization(WHO) describes air pollution as ” contamination of the indoor and outdoor air  environment by any chemical, physical  or biological agent, that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” The Center for Disease Control(CDC) describes air pollution as ” The presence of substances in the air that are either present in […]

Diesel Fumes Has Been Classified As Carcinogenic

June 26, 2012


Diesel fumes,an air pollutant has been ruled an importnat health risk factor. This makes it a public health concern as passive smoking and poses the same threat. The fumes when inhaled makes diesel exhaust a health risk factor for cancer. In a new ruling the World Health Organization(WHO) declared it a health risk, it is […]

How Smoking Affects The Human Body

May 31, 2012


Smoking affects many parts of the human body and in many ways. Smoking causes human health to deteriorate, making it more difficult to recover from an illness. Tobacco smoke is a pollutant, it produces second-hand smoke and causes air pollution. Smoking is a leading cause of premature death; infact smoking is a major health risk […]

The Benefits Of Quitting Tobacco

May 19, 2012


Smoking is a major health risk factor for many diseases including cancer, heart disease, strokes, asthma, respiratory diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Quitting is note easy and one reason is that smoking tobacco has temporary personal benefits.  Because of the seriousness of tobacco use second hand smoke posesa health threat to non-smokers as well as children.   The good news […]

Taking Control Of One’s Health

February 29, 2012


Your very first health insurance must be taking control of your health. This does not begin in the medical doctor’s office but at home before the symptoms of disease develop. For everyone, it begins early in life with maternal health and safety and continues throughout the lifespan. Believe it or not some lifestyle habits are […]

Smoking A Greater Health Risk For Women

February 21, 2012


Tobacco has become a global health problem as many die prematurely each year because of its use. Women are affected differently to men and are suffering more; although they smoke fewer cigarettes than men they are at greater health risk. A recent study found that women are at greater risk for coronary heart disease than […]

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