September 2016 Articles
I've Quit So Many Things in My Life. Quitting Smoking Was the Hardest.
I’ve quit many things in my life but quitting smoking was the hardest. It's been eight years since I quit smoking and it blows my mind how much the smoke that I used to love bothers me so much now.
I Want to Do This for ME!
On March 15, 2016, I had one cigarette left in my pack and I smoked it on the way to work. I have not had a cigarette since that time.
Smoking Doesn't Control My Life Anymore. I Do.
I started smoking when I was 16 years old and continued for 38 years. I was recently asked how often I smoked, but the better question is “When didn’t I smoke?” I guess everyone has to sleep sometime.
A New (Smokefree) Life Ordered Up
I'm a flight nurse, a father of three daughters, divorced and I'm a smoker. I was looking pretty good until the last part. Actually I didn't even have to confess the last part, you probably smelled me long before you met me. Frankly I never tried quitting and never cared before now.
Cigarettes Control Your Life, Not the Other Way Around
I smoked for over 40 years, and tried quitting several times with pills, patches and hypnosis. And then I had a heart attack, and the hospital really drilled into me to stop quitting and recommended the Freedom from Smoking program. It was the only thing that I hadn't tried before, and it was what finally worked.
Through Mulish Determination… and a Little Help From My Friends
I started smoking in my senior year of high school and continued to smoke for the next 45 years. I finally came to the conclusion that I couldn't quit smoking on my own.
From Three Packs a Day to Smokefree!
I first started smoking when I was in middle school. One or two cigarettes a day… then high school when my mother found out, I was allowed three a day. That was in the late 1960s when people didn’t know the consequences. It was “cool” to smoke; even advertised that way.
7 Things Everyone Should Know about Pulmonary Fibrosis
This September is Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness month. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a serious lung disease, but what exactly is it?Related Topic: Health & Wellness
15 Years Later: Looking at the Respiratory Impacts of the Sept. 11, 2001 Attacks
Fifteen years after Sept.11, 2001, we remember and honor the victims of the tragic attacks, and the first responders who risked their own lives to save others. Beyond the terrible destruction and loss of life, many of the survivors and first responders suffered from respiratory illness due to their exposure to what many refer to as "World Trade Center Dust."
Stop the Cigar Lobbyists' Back Room Deal
Riders are often attached to spending bills behind closed doors after corporate lobbyists have met with members of Congress and their staffs—hence the term "back-room deals." And they come at the expense of regular Americans.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking