Men’s Health Month

In the United States, June is designated as Men’s Health Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the ways men can improve and maintain their health. The five most important things that men can do for their health are to be tobacco free, stay physically active, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight for your height, and get recommended screening tests. In addition to the top five, there are other health behaviors that can increase your likelihood of living a long, healthy life. Below are details about important health behaviors for men: Be Tobacco Free - This includes smokeless tobacco products as well. See our articles about Smoking and Vaping , and reach out to a Be Well Solutions Health Coach to enroll in our Kick Nic smoking cessation program. Stay Physically Active - Aside from being tobacco [...]

Vaping and E-Cigarettes’ are Not Safe

What are E-Cigarettes? E-cigarettes have gained huge popularity around the world. As of 2019, there are more than 460 brands of e-cigarettes with as many as 8.1 million users. The United States alone spent 7 billion dollars on e-cigarettes in 2018. These devices use a liquid solution (juice) which is heated and then the aerosol is inhaled. Most liquids contain nicotine, the addictive substance found in tobacco products. According to the CDC, some e-cigarette claiming to have 0% nicotine have been found to actually contain nicotine.  “It’s Just Vapor” E-cigarettes are loosely controlled by the government, and it is difficult to draw conclusions about many of the safety claims that the manufacturers make or imply. The Be Well Solutions Team often hears people say “it’s just vapor”, assuming that this means there is no danger. It is not a water-based [...]

Be Well Solutions- Freedom From Smoking provider

  In 1964, the Surgeon General of the United States issued a report that finally declared cigarettes a major cause of preventable death. At that time more than half of all men and a third of all women were smokers. The lessons learned in the years since the landmark report have helped save millions of lives and have improved the health of millions more. Today about 14% of Americans smoke (as of 2019). Smoking Kills Despite the efforts to reduce smoking and its effects on smokers and non-smokers, it remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. In addition to early deaths, another 16 million Americans suffer from a smoking-related disease. Nicotine is an Addictive Drug Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco contain nicotine — a substance that is physically and psychologically addicting. Most people who become [...]