This week the news reported several tobacco related stories. As the senate passes a bill to protect young Americans from the effects and dangers of smoking, smokers are red hot over the recent tax hikes and smoker's helplines are getting busier by the day. Also, Big Tobacco is feeling a little pain this week after paying their annual settlements. Associated Press Reports … [Read more...] about Raising the Smoking Age, Black Market Cigs & 4 Billion for Health Care
Occasionally I hear a smoker say that they cannot possibly give up smoking because a cigarette is their best friend. Some friends can be highly toxic to your well-being, and a cigarette is one such friend to beware of! There comes a time in life when we should take inventory of how we choose to spend our time. Each step of the way life gets a bit closer to target … [Read more...] about Are Cigarettes Your Best Friend?
Everybody knows that nicotine withdrawal comes with the territory of quitting smoking but that doesn't make it any easier. It can be hard and even frustrating for the person quitting to deal with withdrawal and for those around the person. But understanding what's going on, physically and psychologically, can help and can assist you in helping a friend quit. When … [Read more...] about Dealing With Nicotine Withdrawl
Quit this nonsense! Short and sweet, direct and straight to the point - just don't light up. Sounds concise huh? It is as difficult or as simple as you want to make it. You can take control of this habit. Use this knowledge to stop your previous actions and make that small change in behavior that gives you a big health advantage. It is only as difficult as you … [Read more...] about And the Message Is…You Can Control Your Actions