The official blog of the Lung Institute.

COPD in Your 30s, 40s and 50s

Managing COPD in your 30s, 40s and 50s presents ever-increasing challenges. The  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) states that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third most common cause of death in the U.S. The NHLBI estimates that 12 million Americans have COPD, an additional 12 million suffer undiagnosed, and 120,000 people die…

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What Happens When a Person Quits Smoking?

30 May 2015
| Under Smoking | Posted by
No Tobacco Lung Institute

In the United States alone, cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year, the Center for Disease Control reports. It is the leading preventable cause of death by a longshot. If you are a smoker, you probably already know that quitting smoking is the best thing that you can do for your health. About 80%…

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COPD in the South

13 May 2015
| Under COPD, Lung Disease, Pneumoconiosis, Smoking | Posted by
COPD in the south Lung Institute

Florida is a Great Place for COPD Sufferers Because of its clean air, the COPD Digest lists Naples, FL as one of the top five places to live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Not only that, Florida is also aware of COPD as a health issue and is taking steps to raise awareness. According…

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Effects of Indoor Air Pollution

6 May 2015
| Under Lifestyle, Smoking | Posted by
| 1 Comment
Air Pollution Lung Institute

Remembering Indoor Air Pollution Right now, we are hearing a lot about clean air and the environment. Just a few days ago, the world celebrated Air Quality Awareness Week in which people raised awareness about the dangers of air pollution. Moreover, it seems as though every other news station is talking about climate change and…

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Dangers of Cigars, Cigarettes and Hookah

21 Apr 2015
| Under COPD, Smoking | Posted by
Cigar vs. Cigarette vs. Hookah effects on Lung Disease

Which is worse? They are all bad for your health, but which is worse: cigars, cigarettes or hookah? The answer is inconclusive, of course, because they are all comprised of slightly similar substances that are used in very different ways. Cigarettes and hookah are inhaled completely, yet cigarettes have a filter and hookah doesn’t. Cigars…

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Weight Loss after Quitting Smoking

26 Mar 2015
| Under COPD, Lung Disease, Smoking | Posted by
Weight Loss after quitting smoking Lung Institute

Can Quitting Smoking Actually Help you Lose Weight? Many people believe that smoking will help you lose weight, and the fear of gaining weight after smoking cessation leads many people to worry about quitting. However, a new study conducted by the Endocrine Society reveals that this is not completely true.  Their findings report that long-term…

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Kicking the Habit in Downtown Tampa

18 Mar 2015
| Under COPD, Lung Disease, Smoking | Posted by
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Event Downtown Tampa Lung Institute

Lung Institute hosting 2015 Kick Butts Day Event in the Park Tampa, FL (March 17, 2015) – On March 18th, thousands of individuals will flood the United States with anti-tobacco campaigns for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. This year, the Lung Institute is joining the fight for a smoke-free life by hosting an event…

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The Amazing Lungs

6 Mar 2015
| Under Lung Disease, Smoking | Posted by
Amazing Lungs Story with Gary Lung Institute

Bring Your Lungs Back to Life Smoking is the leading cause of death in the United States, handedly. According to the CDC, the leading cause of death is heart disease, which is quickly followed by cancer and then lung disease. In total, the three causes led to 1,345,191 deaths in 2013. All three of these…

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How Do You Quit Smoking?

16 Jul 2014
| Under Lifestyle, Related Conditions, Smoking, Treatments | Posted by
How Do You Quit Smoking

Ashley just got home from a stressful day at work. After dealing with late reports and putting out sudden fires, she wants nothing more than to unwind from the craziness of the day. She walks to her apartment window and opens it. Lighting up a cigarette, she lets the putrefying smoke billow into the winds…

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