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You've heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
 
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Talk to Teens About Sex

  • Look for openings. A TV news story about teenage pregnancy can segue into a more personal discussion of sexual issues.

  • Make the first move. It's better to broach the subject of sexuality yourself, rather than waiting for an adolescent to seek you out. If the child has questions, you want the answers to come from a caring adult, and not from the child's peers.

  • Talk to other parents. Talking to parents who have already raised teenagers can often produce suggestions that will help you with your own kids.