Can’t seem to get rid of your vaping habit? The best way to begin the process is to analyze how it first started. There are many reasons why people begin using e-cigarettes: to stop smoking, to fit in with their peers at school or just to try it. Teens are more likely to start to … Continue reading 7 tips to help you quit vaping
As a lung doc, the biggest health threat we talk about is tobacco. Like Paul Simon’s old song, “50 ways to kill your lover,” tobacco wreaks havoc on almost every organ system in one way or another. Nicotine addiction drives the desire to smoke, chew or snuff, and can be a difficult addiction to break. … Continue reading Inhale this: Why vaping is destroying your lungs
Fortunately, in the United States, smoking is decreasing over the last decade. As a surgeon who treats lung cancer, this makes me very happy. However, a new trend has developed over recent years with the use of electronic cigarettes or vaping. Vaping or e-cigarettes is inhalation of a vaporized substance typically containing nicotine that is … Continue reading Is vaping as bad as smoking?
What started in Asia as a fad (where many of the devices are manufactured), has since moved into the mainstream, Western commercial world. Tobacco giants hungrily eye the potential of e-cigarettes that are purposed to be safer than the real stuff, but still deliver the nicotine “kick” that so many smokers are hooked on. That’s … Continue reading Are E-Cigarettes Here to Stay?