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Windsong will offer a free smoking cessation program starting March 5. Silvia Melton, a registered nurse and trained facilitator, will provide attendees with information on the benefits of quitting, planning a quit date and attempt, strategies for quitting, overcoming nicotine withdrawal, learning about medication options and coping skills, changing habits and behaviors…

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Smoking cigarettes negatively impacts your health, with heart and respiratory diseases, and several cancers, the most well-known risks. Few realize that smoking also has an impact on your bones, joints and connective tissue, said Dr. Adam Burzynski, an orthopedic surgeon with Excelsior Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine who performs many of his surgeries at Kenmore Mercy Hos…

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If anyone out there still thinks smoking is harmless, consider this: The regional cancer hospital has a robust research program bent on learning more about why some people smoke, what damage the addictive habit can cause, and which forms of tobacco and nicotine delivery cause the most harm. “What motivates us is where the health risks are,” said Andrew Hyland, chairman …

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Alexus Scott had two children with her boyfriend when she was a teen. When they decided to have a third child together last year, she chose to take a healthier approach to pregnancy. That meant an end to smoking several Black & Mild cigarillos a day. Scott, 26, a home health aide who lives in Rochester, turned to the Baby & Me – Tobacco Free Program for help. …

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Researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center have released findings of a new study on the dangers of electronic cigarettes as a federal agency considers banning flavored chemical liquids that fuel them. The Roswell Park-led study, the first of its kind, concludes that nicotine levels in a relatively new “pod” class of e-cigarettes – by far the most popular va…

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Tobacco smoking rates have fallen during the last generation in the U.S., but those who live in poverty and have less education continue to be three to four times more likely to smoke. The alarming rates also include women who are pregnant and choose to continue to smoke. New York State recognizes the danger by allowing women who are pregnant and have a child under a…

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Tobacco control measures have reduced overall smoking rates in the United States from 42 percent in 1965 to 15 percent by the middle of this decade, but a new American Cancer Society report says several vulnerable subpopulations continue to smoke at high rates. The populations include those in lower education and/or socioeconomic groups; from certain racial or ethnic gr…

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers announced this week that there is growing evidence women are more susceptible to lung cancer than men, particularly if they smoke. It remains unclear, however, how sex hormones contribute to lung cancer in both men and women, regardless of their smoking status. “Our findings suggest that smoking increases an indivi…