Like any other addiction, nicotine addiction doesn't happen overnight. Over time smoking will cause very serious long-term effects. "Stop Smoking Today" provides an understanding of how nicotine impacts the body, its role in disease and practical ways to quit smoking forever.
Women smokers may wonder if it's safe to smoke while breastfeeding. Understand that there are very few reasons a woman should not breastfeed, and smoking is not one of them. The benefits of breast milk are too numerous to overlook and should not be passed up just because the mom smokes cigarettes. However, nicotine and secondhand smoke have potentially harmful side effects that a breastfeeding mother who chooses to smoke should be aware of.
Living with Chronic Kidney Disease involves a lot of changes, starting with making room for dialysis in your weekly routine. Beyond dialysis, there are several other healthy choices you can make that might include controlling your blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes, stopping smoking, eating healthy, and getting your weight under control. This program will walk you through some important lifestyle changes that can help you live longer with CKD.