Children Exposed To Tobacco Smoke At Increased Risk For COPD

Smoking Baby

Passive smoking (second hand smoke) can jump start Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among children. COPD is any disorder that restricts or obstructs bronchial airflow. In the case of COPD, the block is permanent and worsens over time. Research suggests two ways of how COPD begins. “First is the common fast decline … Continue reading

E-Cigarettes – Gateway to Substance Abuse

Nicotine, in any form, can prime the brain for harder drugs A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that e-cigarettes serve as a “gateway drug” that may lead users to harder drugs such as cocaine. Researchers Denise Kandel and Eric Kandel found that nicotine enhances the … Continue reading