Tobacco & Smoking Topics
Protecting My Child from Nicotine Addiction
When I was in high school, I smoked. I was 14 or 15 when I tried my first cigarette. It seemed like everyone smoked, and a lot of my friends from high school still do. Access to cigarettes was simple.
Is Enough Being Done to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use?
The American Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control" 2017 report shows both the progress and failure of states and the federal government to prevent and reduce tobacco use.
I Still Have Urges, But I'm Smokefree
I've never really liked smoking. I tried to quit more than a dozen times but I was addicted to the nicotine - so much so that I actually got addicted to nicotine patches.
8 Tips to Quit Smoking for Good in 2017
If you or a loved one is thinking about quitting smoking, this is the year to quit for good with the right resources, and with family and friends cheering on.
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.
E-Cigarettes - A Real Threat to Young People's Health
On December 8, the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a report on e-cigarette use by youth and young adults. This first-ever Surgeon General's report on e-cigarettes shatters the myth that e-cigarettes are harmless.
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.
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.
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