John Daly, who is 54-years-old, said that he is still shocked by his diagnosis but remains hopeful, as his bladder cancer was caught early. The golf champ has been a smoker and admitted to having a diet soda habit.
The American Cancer Society recently updated their guidelines regarding diet and physical activity in regards to preventing cancer (the last update was conducted in 2012). Changes to the guidelines include recommendations to get more physical activity, eating less or no processed meat or red meat and avoiding alcohol or drinking less of it.
One of the most difficult and painful aspects of the current SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus or COVID-19) pandemic is having to accept that individually as well as a society, we could have done so much more to reduce the impact of this virus. Admittedly, our lifestyles have contributed to the underlying health conditions that greatly increase the risk of developing complications or even dying from this virus.
Alarmingly, statistical analysis of the pandemic are now clearly showing that smokers and vapers also run a higher risk of developing serious illness and even dying from the coronavirus. (Exposure to second and third-hand smoke may also increase an infected person’s risk).
A huge congrats is due to Lady Gaga. Not just because she recently released her new album, but also because she recently shared with the world that she has quit smoking.
Lung cancer was in the news recently! Conservative radio talk show personality Rush Limbaugh told his listeners that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 advanced lung cancer. (A few days later he was awarded the Medal of Freedom). While receiving this type of diagnosis is devastating, it sadly is an important reminder that lung cancer continues to kill more people than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.
TV host and actor Jon Stewart started smoking cigarettes when he was just 15-years-old. He is now 57 and allegedly quit smoking back in 2000.
Country music icon Willie Nelson has always been known as a marijuana smoker. But recently, the 86-year-old announced that he has given up smoking weed.
You’re probably pretty familiar with the current vaping crisis, especially if you’re a parent to a teenager or young adult. To say this issue is concerning is an understatement. There have been several deaths caused by vaping. Many cases of lung disease are due to vaping. Just recently a teen in Michigan became what is believed to be the first U.S. recipient of a double lung transplant due to vaping lung damage.
The use of marijuana for recreational purposes has recently become legal in multiple American states. This includes where I live, California. I find this very concerning, because I believe this contributes to the growing belief that marijuana is harmless.
The news about the risks and dangers of vaping keep getting more frequent and alarming! Instead of being a good way to help people quit smoking, or at the very least a “safer” alternative to smoking, vaping is turning out to be a veritable public health hazard.
If you do not smoke, you should be justifiably proud for doing something so important as to protect your health as well as the health of your friends, family and loved ones. And if you are a nonsmoker who is primarily around nonsmokers, it might be easy to believe that you’ve pretty much eliminated the health risks of smoking from your life. Unfortunately, you may be wrong - especially if any of your coworkers smoke.
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