When you’re planning to quit smoking, it can help to know why becoming an ex-smoker is so difficult. As many smokers know, tobacco addiction is both mental and physical. Yet each day, about 1,000 people under 18 years of age become daily cigarette smokers.
People with chronic mental illness may die up to 25 years earlier than the general population. Why? Cigarettes. On The Doctors, our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall details the smoking and mental health connection.
E-cigarette use among teens TRIPLED last year! On The Doctors, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. discusses what we know and don’t know about e-cigarettes and vaping as well as the potential risks for teens.
Cigarette smoking contributes to about 1 of every 5 deaths in the U.S. each year and nearly 9 in 10 smokers first tried cigarettes by age 18. On The Dr. Phil Show, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., and Dr. Phil talk with guest, Traci, who started smoking at age 14, and discuss Traci’s concerns that her teenage son will also start smoking.
Smoking isn’t just a bad habit – it’s an addiction. On Dr. Phil Show, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. and Dr. Phil talk to Loree, a nurse who started smoking at the age of 12, about not giving up and working with a doctor to quit.
In a previous post about stroke, I wrote about the need to respond quickly if you suspect someone is having a stroke. There, every minute counts, and counts for a lot. Today, though, I want to talk about the steps each of us can take, over time, even over years, to help reduce the odds of a...
One of the best ways to prevent serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease and cancer is to live tobacco-free. In this section, you’ll find information about the benefits of avoiding tobacco, as well as resources, tools, information, and support to help you commit to quitting.