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Stopping Smoking: The Importance of Youth Counseling

Kids and tobacco – any kind of tobacco -- is a deadly combination. In far too many cases, it’s also illegal: every day in the U.S., nearly 4000 kids under 18 smoke their first cigarette -- even...

November 22, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: The Truth About E-Cigs

Electronic cigarettes are all the rage. They seem like a great alternative to traditional nicotine-packed cigarettes, and their manufacturers claim they are; but are they just blowing smoke? This...

November 4, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Smoking to Stay Thin Is Unhealthy

You may smoke to help you diet. If you stop, you may gain weight. Which is the lesser of these two evils? Dr. Sandy examines the relative dangers of weight gain or keeping smoking. Watch the full...

July 8, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: No Smoking in the OR

Should you quit smoking before an operation? Any reason to stop smoking is a good one. Surgery is especially so. People who smoke are more likely to have problems after an operation. These increased...

May 30, 2013