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The Importance of Smoking Cessation

Dr. Krishna Rangarajan

Dr. Krishna Rangarajan The American Cancer Society states that smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths. On top of this, more than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease. The third Thursday in November is the Great American Smokeout, a challenge for all smokers to give up smoking for 24 hours. As we approach this date, we spoke with some of the experts at LMH Health about smoking and the importance of smoking cessation. Dr. Krishna Rangarajan, a pulmonologist […]

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American Lung Association starts vape-free schools scholarship fund

DENVER– One in every five teenagers are vaping with one in four teenagers using a minimum of one tobacco product, according to a study recently released by the American Lung Association. In Colorado, high-school-age tobacco product use rates are around 28%.  As of today, the American Lung Association has launched a brand new fund called the Vape-Free Schools Scholarship Fund in order for teenagers to receive tobacco addiction education, smoking cessation tips and support. The scholarship fund drive has set the cost of $400 per training seat […]

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Tobacco giant Philip Morris sees a future without cigarettes — but there’s a catch | Business

The Los Angeles Times The maker of Marlboro and other cigarette brands has a new mission: getting the world’s 1 billion smokers to quit smoking. You read that right. Philip Morris International is trying to persuade customers to switch to its heated tobacco products, which it claims are safer alternatives because they are smoke-free. Eventually, the company hopes, governments will regulate cigarettes out of existence altogether. Given Big Tobacco’s long history of distortions and misleading the public, some skepticism is in order. Although the FDA has authorized […]

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