Childhood Asthma prevention
Childhood Asthma

Prevention could include:

  • Teens who smoke become adults who smoke, and 90 percent of adults who are regular smokers started smoking before the age of 18. Most teens don't fully understand the risks associated with smoking or the time it takes to quit. The average person wh...
  • So you've decided to become a former smoker? Congratulations! Nearly four out of five smokers want to quit, and each year 40 percent of smokers finally attempt it. Before you start, it is important to remember this; research shows that the most su...
  • Talking to your parents about quitting smoking can be awkward and intimidating. After all, they are supposed to be the ones talking to you, not the other way around. But in this case, it is of extreme importance that you discuss quitting and help ...
  • Time and again research has shown that the best way to quit smoking and stay smoke free is to combine a smoking-cessation aid (like the patch, gum, or prescription medicine) with support from a doctor or healthcare professional who can coach you t...
  • Staying smoke-free is more than just giving up cigarettes; it is a complete lifestyle change. Here are some suggestions for making your new life smoke-free, as well as strategies to get back on the wagon if you fall off. People relish time spent w...
  • You promised yourself you would quit when you graduated college, when you turned 30, when you had your first child. You promised your family you would quit just as soon as you got settled at your new job, found the right program, or you retired. E...
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit (CDC, 2012). However, most people who try to quit are not successful in their first attempt. This is because the body p...
  • You're dealing with an adult, one who has likely been smoking for several years. Around 70 percent of smokers say they want to quit, so odds are your partner may already be thinking about quitting. Express to your partner the concerns you have for...
  • Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes, and cigars are all made with dried tobacco leaves, which naturally contain the drug nicotine. Manufacturers of these products add additional nicotine, as well as a whole host of other chemicals and additives, to...
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