Tag Archives: Smokers

Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50% lower risk of dying prematurely from heart disease and other ... Read More »

Smokers, beware: One cigarette a day can do great damage to your heart

For people who think that smoking only one or two cigarettes a day carries little cardiovascular risk, a new study maintains the only way to reduce risk is to quit. Smoking just one cigarette daily is associated with a “much greater than expected” increase in risk for coronary heart disease, researchers conclude in the latest study by British medical journal. ... Read More »