The American Heart Association states that “smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in the United States." Are you a smoker? Is someone you love a smoker? It’s a highly addictive habit that can be difficult to break, but it is not impossible. Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking A smoking habit doubles the chance of a heart attack and increases the chance of … [Read more...] about Another Reason to Quit
On September 22, 2012, all cigarette packaging and advertising must display one of the FDAs 9 pre-approved graphic and text health warnings. These labels are designed to discourage youths from smoking and to provide greater appeal for quitting to current smokers. However, on September 21, 2011 a hearing was held in U.S. Federal District Court regarding the … [Read more...] about Big 5 Tobacco File Lawsuit to Fight New Warning Labels
Molly is a 30 year old mother who was working and going to school when she was diagnosed with large cell lung cancer. As a smoker for half her life, Molly was faced with a terrifying and painful disease that could have been prevented. Quitting smoking was a no-brainer for Molly. She says she could “smoke and die, or breathe and live.” Smoking Habit Formed Early Molly … [Read more...] about Why Molly Wears a Hat: She Started Smoking at 15, Developed Cancer by 30
I want a cigarette so bad. Yesterday, we fought with tech support of our Internet service provider...for hours. They kept putting us on hold, handing us to different departments, saying one thing, then contradicting themselves. Seems the corporate behemoth would see fit to train their support personnel. Now, today, the stress is catching up with me. I haven't yearned for … [Read more...] about We Quit Smoking for Love. We Both Succeeded.
Smokers tend to quit in groups, according to a new study. One person who quits can have ripple effects across his or her entire social network, prompting others to kick the habit. The New York Times offers this delightfully evocative explanation of how the process works: As the investigators watched the smokers and their social networks, they saw what they said was a … [Read more...] about Quitting Smoking is a Pack Behavior