The single best thing a smoker can do for herself and her loved ones is to QUIT .
This is not necessarily easy but is certainly achievable at any stage of life.
I always tell my smoking patients this same truth whenever I can.
Before, you get the dreaded diagnosis that starts with “C” (Cancer or COPD- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a.k.a. emphysema) in your 50’s and 60’s you will most likely endure decades of suffering from the earlier and more severe onsets of more insidious and deceptively “milder” maladies. [Read more…]