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    Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Professional

    Smoking status (yes/no): smoking status should reflect lifetime exposure to tobacco and not simply tobacco use at the time of assessment (eg, those who have given up smoking within five years should b...

    Erectile Dysfunction Professional

    It reported that drinking three or more standard alcoholic drinks per week might reduce sexual satisfaction and impair erectile function in current smokers and might have less effect in those...

    E-cigarettes Conditions

    Most regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. Most smokers smoke regularly to feel 'normal' and to prevent withdrawal symptoms - this is where e-cigarettes come in.

    Quit Smoking (Smoking Cessation) Conditions

    If you are a long-term smoker, on average, your life expectancy is about 10 years less than a non-smoker. Put another way, in the UK about 8 in 10 non-smokers live past the age of 70...

    Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Conditions

    The disease is more common in people who smoke or have been smokers at some time. Viral infections. These include viruses such as the Epstein-Barr virus that causes glandular fever , and ...

    Dyspepsia in Pregnancy Conditions

    Stop smoking if you are a smoker The chemicals from cigarettes relax the sphincter muscle and make acid reflux more likely.

    Pressure Ulcers Conditions

    Are a smoker . Are incontinent of urine or stool (faeces). This causes damp skin which is more easily damaged.

    Infertility Conditions

    It has been estimated that in each menstrual cycle, smokers have about two thirds the chance of conceiving compared to non-smokers. Smoking is also harmful to a developing baby if th...

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    Barrett's Oesophagus Conditions

    These include losing weight if you are overweight, stopping smoking if you are a smoker and reducing your alcohol intake if you drink a lot of alcohol. See separate leaflet called Acid...

    Anogenital Warts Conditions

    Treatment may be a little uncomfortable and cause some irritation of the skin around the area that is being treated. Also, smokers tend to respond less well to treatment, so stopping smoking ...

    Benefits of Stopping Smoking Conditions

    Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase. 1 month Skin appearance improves, owing to improved skin perfusion. 3-9 months Cough, wheezing, and breathing problem...

    Passive Smoking Conditions

    Children and babies who live in a home where there is a smoker: Are more prone to asthma, and ear, nose and chest infections. Have an increased risk of dying from cot death (sudden ...

    Prostate Gland Enlargement Conditions

    If you are a smoker then stopping smoking may significantly improve your symptoms, as nicotine irritates the bladder.

    Indigestion (Dyspepsia) Conditions

    If you are a smoker, consider giving up. Don't drink too much alcohol. For dyspepsia which is likely to be due to acid reflux - when heartburn is a major symptom - the following ...

    How to Quit Smoking Conditions

    2 in 3 smokers want to stop smoking. Some people can give up easily. Willpower and determination are the most important aspects when giving up smoking.

    Cough Conditions

    This mainly affects smokers. Irritants such as cigarette smoke. This may be your own cigarette smoke, or from being in contact with other people's smoke (passive smoking) .

    Contraception for the Mature Woman Conditions

    You should not take it if you are aged over 35 years and a smoker. You should not take it if you are aged over 35 years and have migraine. You also should not take it if you have a history of...

    Varenicline (Champix®) Conditions

    It was developed to help smokers to stop smoking. Varenicline mimics the effect of nicotine on the body. Therefore, it both reduces the urge to smoke and relieves withdrawal symptoms.

    Bupropion (Zyban®) Conditions

    It was found that it helped smokers to stop smoking. It is not clear how it works. It alters the level of some chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters).

    Lung Cancer Conditions

    After about fifteen years from stopping smoking, that person's risk of developing lung cancer is similar to that of a non-smoker. Other factors Non-smokers have a low risk ...

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