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Passive smoking

Passive or second-hand smoking occurs when a non-smoker has no choice but to breathe in smoke from other people's cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Find out how to protect yourself and your children here.

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Quit smoking – stop making excuses

Too late to quit smoking? Are you worried about putting on weight? This article lists excuses that smokers use to delay quitting, and provides tips on how to overcome them.

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Emphysema

Emphysema is a progressive lung disease usually caused by cigarette smoking. It causes shortness of breath and coughing.

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Quit tobacco and you'll breathe easy

This World No Tobacco Day, Friday 31 May, smokers are being urged to quit using tobacco products, which in 2017, according to the World Health Organization, were responsible for 3.3 million lung disease-related deaths worldwide.

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E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices designed to look and feel like cigarettes, cigars or similar. Using an electronic cigarette is also called 'vaping'. Learn more about e-cigarettes here.

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Peripheral vascular disease treament

Lifestyle changes and medicines are the main types of treatment used in the management of peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Find out about treatment options for PVD.

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What causes lung cancer?

A risk factor is any factor that is associated with an increased chance of developing a particular health condition, such as lung cancer. Learn about risk factors for lung cancer.

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Asthma

Asthma symptoms can include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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Breastfeeding problems

Breastfeeding isn't always easy. You may have some problems, particularly if you're a new mum. Learn more about the problems here and how to overcome them.

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Colds and flu in babies and children

Here is information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of coughs, colds and flu in children and babies and when to seek medical advice.

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