Alcohol and Smoking

Smoking, Alcohol, And Pregnancy: Glossary

Here are definitions of medical terms related to smoking, alcohol, and pregnancy: Binge drinking: Typically defined as having 5 or more drinks within one day. Carbon monoxide: Poisonous gas found in cigarette smoke; can displace oxygen from hemoglobin and thus reduce the bloods ability to carry oxygen to the cells. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS): Collection of defects including

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Smoking: How To Stop: Additional Sources Of Information

Here are some reliable sources that can provide more information on smoking and how to stop: American Cancer Society  Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345 http://www.cancer.org American Lung Association  Phone: 1-212-315-8700 http://www.lungusa.org Office on Smoking & Health National Center for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion  Phone: 1- 770-448-5705  http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco Nicotine Anonymous  Phone: 1- 415-750-0328 http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org American Heart Association  Phone:

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Smoking: How To Stop: Glossary

Here are definitions of medical terms related to smoking and how to stop: Acetylcholine: A neurotransmitter, or chemical in the brain that carries information between nerve cells. Addiction: A strong dependence on a drug. Arteriosclerosis: A disease in which a sticky substance known as plaque adheres to the walls of the arteries, narrowing and eventually clogging them. Bronchitis: An

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What If I Need More Help?

However addicted or non-addicted you may be, it is your motivation and your decision to stop that are vital to the outcome. There is no single path to success suitable for everyone. People and their smoking habits vary so much that only guidelines can be given on how to set about making your own decision

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