What a scary time.
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You might be wondering about those electronic cigarettes — are they better or worse that real cigarettes?
Does it actually make a difference??
That's exactly what this reader wants to know:
My friends keep telling me that smoking Vape cigarettes is healthier because it’s vapor rather then smoke. Is it healthier, or just another way to smoke tobacco?
Luckily we have smoking expert Craig Nabat here!
Here's his response:
Sometimes to find the answers to the really tough questions, you just have to ask.
That's why we've been teaming up with the Pasadena Recovery Center and having them field any questions our beautiful readers have about addiction and overcoming addiction.
Here's the latest question:
My mom is drinking too much, what can I do?
This is a perfect one for the experts at the PRC, and luckily we have them here to help:
Cats are divas and divas need to look GORGEOUS at all times.
But what if your cat goes a little cuckoo and keeps licking itself?
A cat owner has that predicament:
My cat has licked all the hair off the places she can reach - tail, back legs, belly, etc. Over the months that it escalated we moved, she started getting to go outside, we got a second cat who tortures her, and she was put on a strict diet.
So is it allergies, anxiety, or something else? Why is she going crazy with the licking?
Thankfully, ASPCA's Dr. Jennifer Lu is on the case!
Here's what she has to say on a kitty's loco licking:
We are SO lucky here at FitPerez to be working with some the best contributors around, and we're proud to announce yet another:
The PRC would LOVE to answer any questions you might have about anything, including things like steps to recover after rehab, how to know you have a problem, warning signs, etc.
So here's a little more background on them, so you can start thinking of what you wanna ask!
Ever wonder if you should go for it with someone at work?
Think it'll get complicated??
This FitPerezcious Reader wants to know the same thing!
Here's their question:
There is a guy at work that I really like. We work in different departments but we have gotten to chat quite a bit at different meetings for the office over the last few months. He's super nice, smart and funny. Last week a group of us went out to happy hour and he walked me to my car afterwards and kissed me! I'm totally psyched except everyone always says don't date people you work with and I know what they mean because I dated a guy at my last job and it was really bad after we broke up. Should I give it a shot with this guy and hope it will be different or just pretend the kiss never happened?
Luckily, we have love advice expert Dr. J here to answer!
Here's his response:
Many of us have some problem areas when it comes to our dogs' training — but this woman has got it bad.
My dog is probably the worst ever!!!!!!! She never goes on any walks. If she HAS to come I have to pull her out the front door. When my son forgets to clean the table she pushes the chair out and eats every last bit of food. She also bites my hand off if i have treats in it by jumping up and grabbing my hand. The last problem is she barks at everything! The worst part is 85 precent of the time she barks at NOTHING!! Please tell me what to do with my dog, Leila.
P.S. Help soon she is influencing my dog Loki who is beginning to pick up her bad habits.
Good thing we have Dr. Patrick to respond:
Ever wonder why boxing is one of the best ways to stay fit?
It's because it burns a shizz-load of calories during training!
Just how many, though, is what this Fitperezcious Reader wants to know:
As a new boxer - How many calories do I burn in a class 30 minute class?
Of course we're handing this off to our completely badass boxing expert, Alex Brenes!