Did you know? Five facts about smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

For many of the 12 million Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, breathlessness, coughing and mucus production may not be symptoms of a nagging cold, but serious, daily effects of a progressive, irreversible lung disease that includes the respiratory illnesses chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Continue reading

How to combat smoking withdrawal

Americans have known that smoking causes lung cancer since the 1950s. In addition, studies link smoking to the onset of heart disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other deadly ailments. However, more than half a century later, it is still hard to give up this habit. According to the American Cancer Society, nicotine — the drug found in tobacco, which make up cigarettes — is more addictive than heroin or cocaine. Continue reading