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.
New study from Canadian researchers published in Addictive Behaviors Parents who smoke cigarettes around their kids in cars and homes beware – second-hand smoke may trigger symptoms of nicotine dependence in children. The findings are published in the September edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors in a joint study from nine Canadian institutions. "Increased … [Read more...] about Parental Warning: Second-Hand Smoke May Trigger Nicotine Dependence in Kids
1878: Eighty-six years before the U.S. surgeon general issues a report confirming the dangers of smoking tobacco, a letter from English physician Charles R. Drysdale condemning its use appears in The Times of London. Drysdale, the senior physician to the Metropolitan Free Hospital in London, had already published a book on this subject titled Tobacco and the Diseases It … [Read more...] about Since 1878 Reports Confirmed Smoking Was a Health Hazard
Tobacco companies have covered up for 40 years the fact that cigarette smoke contains a dangerous radioactive substance that exposes heavy smokers to the radiation equivalent of having 300 chest X-rays a year. Internal company records reveal that cigarette manufacturers knew that tobacco contained polonium-210 but avoided drawing public attention to the fact for fear of … [Read more...] about Big Tobacco Companies Covered Up Radiation Dangers From Smoking
Nearly half of America's non smokers are sucking in fumes from tobacco products. And that's the good news! A new study from the Centers for Disease Control showed that 46 percent of nonsmokers had signs of nicotine in their bodies during blood tests conducted between 1999 and 2004. That is down significantly from 84 percent when similar tests were conducted in the late … [Read more...] about Progress Has Been Made in Cutting Nicotine Risks, but Exposure Remains Problem for Nonsmokers