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    E-cigarettes Conditions

    Clinical Editor's comments (October 2017) Dr Hayley Willacy read a study recently that predicted the numbers of years of life that might be saved if current smokers switched to e-cigare...

    Summary What are e-cigarettes? What are the benefits and risks of e-cigarettes?

    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...

    Smoking - The Facts Conditions

    All these atheroma-related diseases are more common in smokers. Sexual problems . Smokers are more likely than non-smokers to have erection problems (impotence) or have ...

    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 ...

    Bupropion (Zyban®) Conditions

    Most regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. If you are a smoker, when the blood level of nicotine falls, you usually develop withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, increased...

    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...

    Summary Treatments

    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...

    Pressure Ulcers Conditions

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

    Absolute Risk and Relative Risk Conditions

    For example, the groups could be smokers and non-smokers. All sorts of groups are compared to others in medical research to see if belonging to a group increases or decreases your ri...

    Dyspepsia (Indigestion) 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 ...

    Prostate Gland Enlargement Conditions

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

    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 ...

    Varenicline (Champix®) Conditions

    Most regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. If you are a smoker, when the blood level of nicotine falls, you usually develop withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, increased...

    Smoking and Others (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 i...

    The 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...

    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) .

    Common Problems in Pregnancy Conditions

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

    Summary Morning Sickness in Pregnancy Dyspepsia in Pregnancy

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy Conditions

    Most regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. If you are a regular smoker, when the blood level of nicotine falls, you usually develop withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, i...

    Smoking - How Addicted Are You? Conditions

    smoking cessation smokers and smoking cessation smoking cessation decision aid smoking video

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