Is It Okay to Vape with COPD?

As of September 22, 2017, roughly 2.75 million people regularly smoke e-cigarettes, a habit commonly referred to as “vaping” since the nicotine is delivered via vapors. An additional 3.7 percent of the population admit to having at least tried them. While some insist...
COPD History: A Timeline of Smoking and Why It’s Not Your Fault…

COPD History: A Timeline of Smoking and Why It’s Not Your Fault…

Smokers tend to get blamed for their habits. We believe there’s more to the story of COPD history. In a nation where smoking rates continue to decline every year, it’s no surprise that the popularity of smoking has declined with it. As laws prohibiting smoking in...
Quitting Smoking: 5 Benefits of Kicking the Habit

Quitting Smoking: 5 Benefits of Kicking the Habit

Quitting smoking is hard, but trust us, it’s worth it. There are some of you out there with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that may be reading this and nodding your head. Perhaps, you’ve successfully quit smoking after a diagnosis. Perhaps, a loved one...
Not Even the Marlboro Man was Immune to COPD

Not Even the Marlboro Man was Immune to COPD

In the world of advertising, few ad campaigns had the longevity and level of success of the “Marlboro Man.” The iconic images featuring a man wearing a white hat while working on a ranch with a cigarette in his mouth appeared on billboards, magazines and TV...
Did You Know: Smoking Affects Your DNA

Did You Know: Smoking Affects Your DNA

Can smoking affect who you are? Smoking is bad. Not only can it be a large contributor to the development of lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but it’ll take time off your total lifespan, all while gradually eroding your quality of...
4 Habits to Break If You Have Lung Disease

4 Habits to Break If You Have Lung Disease

Most of us know what our personal bad habits are, but it doesn’t hurt to hear gentle reminders about the effects of poor choices. The older we are, the more set in our ways we may become, but with some determination we can overcome bad habits and live a healthier...
Are E-Cigarette Flavorings Linked with Lung Disease?

Are E-Cigarette Flavorings Linked with Lung Disease?

With tasty sounding flavors such as cotton candy, cupcakes and others, e-cigarette flavorings aren’t as innocent as they seem. Those sweet tasting e-liquids and sweet smelling vapor clouds may not be as good for you as previously thought. Vaping could lead to silent...
You Can Quit Smoking!

You Can Quit Smoking!

You Can Quit Smoking! The hardest part of quitting is finding the motivation to take the first step. There’s always a reason to put it off, and there’s one universal truth about quitting that applies to each and every one of us: No one is ever prepared to quit...
E-Cigarettes and the FDA’s E-Cigarette Regulations

E-Cigarettes and the FDA’s E-Cigarette Regulations

For people who smoke traditional cigarettes but want to quit, smoking e-cigarettes may seem like a good alternative. Proponents of e-cigarettes claim that, without the harmful effects of traditional cigarette smoke, e-cigarettes still deliver nicotine through e-liquid...
U.S. Smoking Rates are Declining

U.S. Smoking Rates are Declining

U.S. smoking rates are declining, according to data presented by the Centers for Disease Control, but vulnerable demographics are still smoking at relatively high rates. According to the CDC, the adult smoking rate is now 16.8% -down from 20.9% in 2005 and 17.8% in...
Protecting Yourself from Colds and Flu

Protecting Yourself from Colds and Flu

Cold vs Flu Protecting Yourself from Colds and Flu takes on new meaning for people diagnosed with lung disease. A cold, like the influenza (flu), is caused by a virus. The most common cold-causing virus is rhinovirus, which is responsible for between 10 and 40% of...
Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout

Thinking out quitting but finding the first step to be the hardest? Today is the Day to Make the First Step Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the most prevalent form of chronic lung disease affecting over 329 million people worldwide. For many of those...
Leonard Nimoy and His Battle with COPD

Leonard Nimoy and His Battle with COPD

Leonard Nimoy and His Battle with COPD Upon being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and shortly before his death on Feb. 27, 2015, actor Leonard Nimoy tweeted, “Not soon enough.” He was referring to his decision to quit smoking....
History of Cigarette Composition

History of Cigarette Composition

History of Cigarette Composition The look is instantly recognizable – a small white stick with a brown base filled with crushed brown leaves. Fifty years ago you would have seen your coworkers light one up as they continued to punch the keys of their typewriters,...
COPD Lifestyle Changes

COPD Lifestyle Changes

Implementing lifestyle changes when dealing with a condition like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is extremely vital to help reduce your symptoms. Although COPD is an incurable disease, minor lifestyle changes can improve your quality of life. Kick the Habit If...