Each year in the state of Florida 28,000 people die from tobacco-related diseases. Smoking and tobacco use amongst Floridians cost approximately $19.6 billion each year in health care costs and sickness. Tobacco Free Florida exists to deter people from using tobacco products and to encourage those already using to quit using a powerful media campaign. Tobacco Free … [Read more...] about Smoking a Cigarette is Like Drinking Formaldehyde
Everyone knows cigarettes are extremely dangerous and addictive. An American researcher wanted to also draw attention to how infectious the tobacco in cigarettes is, as the substance is laden with bacteria. In fact, there is so much bacteria present in tobacco, Amy Sapkoto believes the number of germs could certainly be compared to the number of toxic chemicals and … [Read more...] about Cigarettes are Addictive and Infectious
Who would ever think of putting nicotine, sugar, urine, and arsenic in the same sentence? If you have ever smoked a cigarette you may not have to speak the words in a sentence together to experience their relationship. Here are a few cigarette facts! The Power of Nicotine When inhaling the smoke from a cigarette, the nicotine content reaches the brain in only ten … [Read more...] about What Do Nicotine, Sugar, Urine, and Arsenic Have in Common?
Italian researchers recently reported that smoking cigarettes ups the the risk of getting colorectal cancer by 18 percent and the risk of malignancy by about 25 percent. This study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (December 17, 2008). Smoking cigarettes does a lot of damage to your body. Organs that have direct contact with carcinogens … [Read more...] about Smoking Ups Colon Cancer Risk
Second hand smoke in the home appears to induce markers for heart disease as early as the toddler years. Researchers reported this news at the American Heart Association 48th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in March. It has long been known that many forms of cardiovascular disease in adults are initiated and progress silently during … [Read more...] about Toddlers Most Affected by Second Hand Smoke