Mouth ulcers are painful areas in the mouth and gums. They are also known as canker sores. While mostly harmless, mouth ulcers can be extremely uncomfortable and make it difficult for some people to eat, drink, and brush their teeth. Mouth ulcers range in size, and the exact symptoms of the mouth ulcer will depend… Continue reading Mouth ulcers: Causes and symptoms
But 3.9 million youth were still using tobacco products in 2016. The number of middle and high school students who say they are current tobacco users – defined as having used a tobacco product in the past 30 days – dropped from 4.7 million in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2016, according to new data… Continue reading Youth tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, drops during 2015-2016
Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Despite this, some smokers find quitting daunting. They think it will take a very long time before seeing improvements in their health and well-being. However, the timeline for seeing real benefits to quitting smoking is much faster than most people… Continue reading What happens after you quit smoking: A timeline
Adding tobacco to a cannabis joint doesn’t improve the experience of being stoned, but it does reduce the memory impairment inherent to cannabis use, finds a new UCL study published in Psychological Medicine. The study is the first to look at how cannabis and tobacco interact when mixed together in joints, which is how the… Continue reading Adding tobacco to cannabis doesn’t affect the high, but impacts memory and heart
Leukoplakia is a condition that causes thick, plaque-like white patches on the tongue, gums, and lining of the mouth. Mouth irritants and irritating activities, such as smoking, often cause leukoplakia. Typically, cases of white patches in the mouth are harmless and symptoms resolve on their own. However, if the condition is leukoplakia, it can be… Continue reading Leukoplakia: Symptoms, causes, and prevention
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A new study finds a correlation between a loss of chest muscle mass and death risk among smokers with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.