Thursday, August 30, 2012

We all have heard about 2nd hand smoke, but 3rd hand?

We've all heard about the dangers of second hand smoke, but what about third-hand smoke?

New evidence supports third-hand smoke may be just as dangerous, especially to children.

What is third-hand smoke? Third-hand smoke is the chemical residue created by cigarettes, and it clings to bedding, carpet, furniture, clothes and your environment. The residue contains the same cancer-causing chemicals that are in cigarettes. Cigarette and other tobacco smoke contain more than 4,000 different chemicals including benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia, acetone, tar, and carbon monoxide.

Children exposed to third-hand smoke are put at greater risk for chronic ear infections, chronic respiratory infections, and possibly far more serious problems that are still unknown.

This new look at third-hand smoke proves that the only way to prevent adults and children from toxic smoke exposure 100% is to quit smoking, period. These chemicals seep into clothes and hair, which means that even limiting smoking to outdoors still puts children at risk.

Although the concept of third hand smoke is relatively new, studies show that third hand residue can become airborne again- a vicious cycle that is only stopped by quitting smoking.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


It's been nice receiving all the compliments and well wishes on our 9th Anniversary.  I've been asked a variety or questions as well, does it ever get old?  Do you still have the passion you did when you started?  I bet you have seen some scary scenario's over the years?  Did you ever feel that you're treating someone, and they have no intentions of Quitting Smoking?  What is the most addictive patient that you have treated, by that I mean how many packs of cigarettes a day did they smoke?  Do you or have you treated for any other addictions?
If your mind has thought about it, we have probably treated or helped a patient Quit Smoking.  It never gets boring and we never get two patients with the same DNA or chemical makeup!  I love doing what I do, as it is a challenge everyday.  If it was easy, it wouldn't be any fun, and we would become bored.  So thank you for the 9 years, and we will continue to help those wishing to kick the habit, and lead a healthier lifestyle!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Matha's Vineyard

I would like to thank the entire group for their hospitality while I was there treating the group.  Congratulations to you ALL for going thru the program and Quitting Smoking!!  If you need anything, please don't hesitate to give us a call or drop me an e-mail.  Again Congratulations!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cancer doesn't always KILL you!

This is the photo a friend of mine posted on Facebook tuday, I was so shocked I forgot to add the photo to the blog below.
Cancer doesn't always kill you, sometimes they just nip out a piece of your tongue.  A friend of mine posted this on Facebook today!  Hopefully he will be ok, today is day 2 of his new lease on life!  What will it take for you to QUIT?

Friday, March 30, 2012

2010 Surgeon General Report on Tobacco, WOW!

Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic. About 70 can cause cancer. Here are some of the chemicals.

Cancer-Causing Chemicals

  • Formaldehyde: Used to embalm dead bodies
  • Benzene: Found in gasoline
  • Polonium 210: Radioactive and very toxic
  • Vinyl chloride: Used to make pipes

Toxic Metals

  • Chromium: Used to make steel
  • Arsenic: Used in pesticides
  • Lead: Once used in paint
  • Cadmium: Used to make batteries

Poison Gases

  • Carbon monoxide: Found in car exhausts
  • Hydrogen cyanide: Used in chemical weapons
  • Ammonia: Used in household cleaners
  • Butane: Used in lighter fluid
  • Toluene: Found in paint thinners

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Important Safety Information
and Possible Side Effects

What is the most important safety information about CHANTIX?  After reading this, would you still try it?

Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion, stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX.

Is there other important safety information?

Do not take CHANTIX if you have had a serious allergic or skin reaction to CHANTIX. Some people can have serious skin reactions while taking CHANTIX, some of which can become life-threatening. These can include rash, swelling, redness, and peeling of the skin. Some people can have allergic reactions to CHANTIX, some of which can be life-threatening and include: swelling of the face, mouth, and throat that can cause trouble breathing. If you have these symptoms or have a rash with peeling skin or blisters in your mouth, stop taking CHANTIX and get medical attention right away.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart or blood vessel problems before starting CHANTIX, or if you have a history of these problems and have any new or worse symptoms during treatment with CHANTIX. Get emergency medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a heart attack.
Use caution driving or operating machinery until you know how CHANTIX may affect you!