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World No Tobacco Day: quit smoking and start sleeping better

Smoking does not make you sleep better, even if it seems like it does. Time to find another way to relax.

There’s never been a better time to quit smoking, with so many chronic smoking-related health conditions likely to become expensive pre-existing conditions. Insurers will penalize those who continue to smoke. You may as well quit while the quitting’s good.

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5 links about smoking and its impact on sleep health

MAY 12: Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
Thirdhand smoke: A new worry for families of smokers
From the curator: Taking it outside is no longer good enough, people.

MAY 11: Reader’s Digest
10 Worst Things to Do Before Bed If You Want to Wake Up Rested
From the curator: Nicotine does two things at bedtime: it stimulates and it relaxes. Then nicotine withdrawal, partway through the night, leads to unwanted awakenings. No wonder smokers can’t sleep.

MAY 9: RT
COPD, Asthma, Sleep Apnea May Be Pre-existing Conditions under AHCA
From the curator: Smoking is the leading cause of COPD and it worsens both asthma and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Now’s the time to quit before it costs you even more than this.

MAY 5: Sioux City Journal
Education key to reducing sleep-related infant deaths
From the curator: Infant exposure to nicotine is associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome… need I say more?

FEB 7: MedicalXPress
Teens who vape at increased risk for future cigarette smoking
From the curator: So much for vaping being a better solution for cigarettes…

World No Tobacco Day: quit smoking and start sleeping better

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