The Heartburn-Tobacco Connection

You probably already know that smoking cigarettes is harmful to your health. Quitting can reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. But did you know that smoking could also give you heartburn? [Read more]

Nicotine and Heartburn

Although only the effects of cigarettes on GERD have been seriously studied, experts warn that any product that contains nicotine can worsen the symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux. Nicotine products, including cigarettes, chew, and nicotine gum, may increase the risk of acid reflux and worsen the long-term effects of GERD. [Read more]