Browsing All posts tagged under »smoking«

Quitters May Not Benefit From Extra Help

November 8, 2013


Helping a family member or friend to quit smoking is giving for health’s sake. People who decide to quit are more successful with help and support from others. Smokers who want to quit may find it difficult to do so without help. There is plenty of help available many of them are free. There are […]

Smoking Can Cause Blindness-Study

October 30, 2013


Smoking is one of the five health risk factors used in our health program to communicate the prevention of diseases, Smoking cessation is supported to help people take responsibility for their health. This post is about smoking and its effect on eye health. Tobacco smoke affects many areas of the body making it disease prone, […]

Smoking-A Risk Factor For TB

August 21, 2013


  “Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease,” World Health Organization(WHO). This makes tuberculosis a communicable disease. There is evidence that tobacco smoking […]

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 […]

Text Messaging For Smoking Cessation

March 25, 2013


Text messaging has been linked to smoking cessation which is good news for smokers trying to quit. This form of mhealth (mobile health) is gaining approval as more evidence supports its effect on bringing about change. Text messaging is an alternative to  1:1 behaviour counseling with a professional. In one study, researchers analysed data from […]

Smoking Cessation And Text Messages

June 12, 2012


A new discipline in health care called mobile health or mHealth makes it possible to change unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking. By sending text messages to mobile cellular phones a new health delivery module is created. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death from cancer. Smoking is a major risk factor for non-communicable […]

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 […]

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