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
There are estimates that gauge more than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts litter the streets and ground across the world on an annual basis. Aside from the displeasing aesthetics of these butts, there are numerous environmental consequences of this toxic litter, including the leaching of chemicals into our waterways. A team of researchers led by scientist Jun Zhao discovered … [Read more...] about Anticorrosion Benefits for Steel Derived from Cigarette Butts’ Toxins
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?
This week's tobacco news was filled with history making reports about congress signing off on regulation of tobacco by the FDA. Many opinions are floating around. Some are in favor of it, while others are against the bill. Then there are those who like the idea but have concerns over the vast loopholes in the legislation. Another story this week caught our attention. It … [Read more...] about Lighting Up While Driving Can Be Costly