Category: Tobacco

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May 8, 2020

Why COVID-19 Makes It More Important Than Ever to Quit Smoking

Damage to the lungs and heart caused by smoking can lower your chances of survival.

Coronavirus, Tobacco

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November 8, 2017

7 Strategies for Quitting Smoking

It’s the most important thing you can do for your health, and you’ll need a plan to be successful.

Tobacco

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October 23, 2017

3 Habits for Healthy Lungs

If you want to avoid lung cancer, COPD and other lung diseases, here’s where to start.

Pulmonology, Tobacco

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December 14, 2016

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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September 29, 2016

Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reporte...

In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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March 10, 2015

Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, G...

Dr. Adam Goldstein, who is director of the tobacco intervention programs in the UNC School of Medicine, argues his point in an opinion piece published in the March/April 2015 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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