Cold Turkey for quitting!

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Well it seems there is new research that cold turkey quitting may be more effective than a “quitting plan”. Lindson-Hawley and her team from Oxford University set out to compare the two strategies to see which one is a more effective approach.  Looks like its the cold turkey! According to the American Cancer Society (ACS),…

Is Hookah smoking really safer?

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  Dr. Munshi’s team examined the myth that water pipe or better known as “hookah” smoking is less harmful than cigarettes.  Well, according to the CDC, there are about 2.3 million Americans who smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke water pipes.  In their research published in the most recent edition of the JADA (The…

What’s the Medical Evidence that Supports Marijuana Use for Medical Indications?

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  In the most recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) these authors performed a review of the 79 studies that involved 6462 patients.  Conclusions: Moderate-quality evidence that cannabinoid use might benefit patients with chronic pain or muscle spasticity Low-quality evidence that marijuana use prevents nausea and vomiting secondary to cancer chemotherapy, leads to…

Beards and oral cancer!

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Beards can be deceiving! As you all know this month is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Thankfully one of my many great patients has volunteered himself, as a cancer patient, to highlight the importance of routine oral cancer screenings. All we know beards are now somewhat of a fashion statement…but they can sometimes also be deadly. Unfortunately…

How Do I Quit Smoking?

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            HOW DO I QUIT SMOKING? I get this question from many of my patients.  This is probably one of the hardest habits to break and it not the patients fault…its the Nicotine: a component of tobacco, that is the primary reason smoking is so addictive.  Nicotine addiction is similar to…