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Smoking and Arthritis - How Smoke and Smoking Affects Arthritis

Information on how smoking can affect arthritis. The risks and negative health aspects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke, both known and unknown, are numerous. The effects of smoking on arthritis is just one more reason to quit the tobacco habit. Resources, articles and tips on how to stop for good.
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Cigarette Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Cigarette smoking may increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Smoking Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis: More Evidence
The link between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis, including severe extra-articular rheumatoid arthritis, is more evident.

Smoking Doubles Risk of Severe Arthritis
Research shows risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis was nearly double for current smokers compared to non-smokers.

Smoking and Osteoporosis: How Smoking Affects Osteoporosis
Many of the health problems caused by the use of tobacco are well known. Studies have also identified smoking as a risk factor for osteoporosis, bone loss and bone fractures.

Smoking Puffs Up Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study analyzes the effect of smoking on clinical, laboratory, and radiographic status in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Does Not Increase Lung Cancer Risk
Study results reveal that rheumatoid arthritis does not increase the risk of lung cancer.

Cigarette Smoking and Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
Research suggests that smokers have a 3-4 times higher risk of developing DDD and that smoking can exacerbate pre-existing disc degeneration.

Smoking Hurts Bones
Cigarettes can delay bone healing and fracture repair. Research has shown that smoking cigarettes has significant effects on the bones that make up your skeleton.

An In-Depth Report: Health Risks of Smoking and How to Quit
An in-depth report on the health risks of smoking and how to quit.

Tobacco/Nicotine Health Risks
In general, chronic exposure to nicotine may cause an acceleration of coronary artery disease, peptic ulcer disease, reproductive disturbances, esophageal reflux, hypertension, fetal illnesses and death, and delayed wound healing.

Quitting Smoking
The many methods of quitting smoking include counseling and support groups, nicotine patches, gums and sprays, and incremental reduction.

Smoking - tips on how to quit
Tips on how to quit Smoking.

Nicotine withdrawal
Nicotine withdrawal involves irritability, headache, and craving associated with the sudden cessation or reduction of smoking or other tobacco use by a nicotine-dependent individual.

Tobacco and vascular disease
Tobacco use and exposure may cause an acceleration of coronary artery disease and peptic ulcer disease. It is also linked to reproductive disturbances, esophageal reflux, hypertension, fetal illness and death, and delayed wound healing.

Smoking hazards
What are the negative effects of smoking?

Smoking Tied to Divorce
A study has found that smokers have an increased risk (53%) of divorce. Apparently, age, race, education, income or gender makes no difference.

Quit Smoking 101 - Free Newsletter E-mail Course
Recovery from nicotine addiction is a process. It doesn't happen overnight, and the more you understand about how the process works, the better you'll be able to navigate your way through it. This free newsletter e-mail course provides you with a quick overview of how to prepare for your quit date as well as better coping techniques.

Smoking and Your Digestive System
Smoking has been shown to have harmful effects on all parts of the digestive system, contributing to such common disorders as heartburn and peptic ulcers. It may also increase the risk of gallstones.

Heartburn and Smoking: 6 More Reasons To Quit Smoking
6 more reasons to consider stopping or decreasing the amount you smoke.

Prepare to Quit Smoking - Free Email Newsletter Course
Nicotine addiction is a tough habit to break. Most smokers spend years wishing they could quit before they're able to find a way to do it. This free email newsletter course is designed to give you a head start by teaching you how to prepare for a successful quit program.

After You've Quit Smoking - Free Newsletter Email Course
This free newsletter email course is designed to give you information about how to manage your first several weeks of smoking cessation. This course covers how to manage the discomforts of nicotine withdrawal, and we'll arm you with knowledge on how to beat back the urge to smoke. You'll also receive information about how to avoid weight gain when you quit.

Smoking Cessation Aids: Know Your Choices
Hands down, the very best smoking cessation aid on the planet is your own will and determination to quit. If you aren't motivated and committed to kicking the habit, there isn't a quit aid available which will work. That being said, there are a variety of products on the market today to help people quit smoking in a gradual, more comfortable way.

10 Tips to Quit Smoking for Good
Do you approach every New Year full of resolve to make changes to your life, only to find your determination gone within a week or two? Have you had "Quit Smoking" on your list of New Years resolutions for more years than you can count? The following list of tips will help you build the quit that will last you a lifetime.

After The Last Cigarette, The Benefits When You Quit Smoking Begin
What happens inside our bodies when we quit tobacco? Have all of the years of smoking or chewing caused too much damage for quitting to be of any benefit? Not at all. The human body is amazingly resilient. Within the first 20 minutes of quitting, the healing process begins. Quit smoking benefits will continue to improve your health and quality of life for years.

Why Should I Quit Smoking?
What are Your Reasons to Quit Smoking? -Most people who smoke wish they didn't. They live with a hatred for the habit. The fear of serious illness is usually there too, lurking in the background, and always that awful feeling of being powerless to quit. Addiction does that to a person.

Pros and Cons of Smoking - What I Liked vs. What I Hated
I made a list of what I liked about smoking vs. what I hated about smoking...and though I really missed it at first, looking at this list I made really made me see that I didn't like it as much as I thought I did. Maybe you should sit down and make a list like this for yourself. It might give you the nudge towards where you know you want to be.

What's in a cigarette?
This list of 599 additives approved by the US Government for use in the manufacture of cigarettes is something every smoker should see. While these ingredients are approved as additives for foods, they were not tested by burning them, and it is the burning of many of these substances which changes their properties, often for the worse.

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