Tobacco & Smoking Topics
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.
How Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Will Save Lives
Can something as simple as raising the legal age for sale of tobacco products to 21 save lives? Yes! Raising the minimum sales age for tobacco products to 21 could save as many as 223,000 lives for those born between 2000 and 2019. Look at the facts.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
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.
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
Secondhand Smoke - What Apartment and Condominium Residents Need to Know
If you live in an apartment or condominium, you may be living with an unwelcome houseguest - secondhand smoke. Even if no one in your household smokes, secondhand smoke from your neighbors can get into your home in ways you never expected.
Popcorn Lung: A Dangerous Risk of Flavored E-Cigarettes
Over a decade ago major popcorn manufacturers removed diacetyl from their products because of deaths and hundreds of cases of bronchiolitis obliterans, a serious and irreversible lung disease. But some people are still being exposed to diacetyl - not through food flavorings as a worksite hazard, but through e-cigarette vapor.
Secondhand Smoke - Firsthand Risk
Today, 28 states and the District of Columbia have passed comprehensive laws to protect their citizens from secondhand smoke. Now it's time for the remaining 22 states to do the same.