Tobacco use, whether smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco, causes the stomach to make more acid, which increases the risk of acid reflux. Read more: Does Tobacco Increase Stomach Acid? Article
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Acid Reflux (Heartburn, GERD): Symptoms & Remedies
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Smoking Quiz: How to Quit Smoking
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GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also called acid reflux, can cause symptoms like heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, and nausea. Learn about causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
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Ways to Relieve Acid Reflux (GERD, Heartburn)
Most people have experienced some sort of pain or discomfort following a large meal or a particular food that didn’t quite agree with their stomach. Acid reflux symptoms can happen without a specific underlying condition.
Hookahs vs. Cigarette Smoking (Addiction and Health Dangers)
A hookah is a water pipe that's used to smoke flavored tobacco like watermelon, licorice, coconut, chocolate, cherry, mint, apple, and cappuccino. The use of this type of tobacco smoking began in ancient India and Persia centuries ago. You can find hookah cafes all over the world, for example, the U.S., France, Russia, Britain, and the Middle East. New forms of electronic hookah are now available. Some people who smoke tobacco think that hookahs are less dangerous to their health because the smoke is filtered through water, but the smoke from hookahs contain the same cancer-causing chemicals that cigarette smoke does. Smoking tobacco via cigarettes or hookah are both dangerous to your health.
How Long Does Smoking Withdrawal Last?
After quitting smoking, many people find that withdrawal symptoms last for about 2-4 weeks, although they may last longer for some people.
Smoking (How to Quit Smoking)
Smoking is an addiction. More than 430,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from smoking related illnesses. Secondhand smoke or "passive smoke" also harm family members, coworkers, and others around smokers. There are a number of techniques available to assist people who want to quit smoking.
What Can I Drink to Stop Smoking?
For most smokers and tobacco users, tobacco cravings are overpowering, making quitting difficult. Certain foods and drinks can help when trying to quit smoking, but this alone may not help you quit completely. Fresh juices and ginseng tea may help reduce tobacco cravings.
Quit Smoking: 13 Ways to Resist Tobacco Cravings
For most tobacco users, tobacco cravings can be overpowering, but it is important not to succumb to these cravings. Although the cravings can feel intense and cause anxiety, they are temporary. With appropriate measures and a support system, with time, it is possible to permanently overcome the cravings and quit tobacco smoking or chewing.
What Happens After You Quit Smoking: A Timeline
Smoking is a harmful habit that can lead to severe health complications and death. Quitting smoking and overcoming tobacco cravings require determination, self-discipline, and support.
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Prevention & Wellness
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- Health Tip: Don't Let GERD Interrupt Your Sleep
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- Health Tip: Help Manage GERD
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