Thomas3.20.2010

KNOW YOUR ENEMY - KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Nov 26, 2012

Wow! Thanksgiving is over and now the pre-season festivites of Christmas start right when we just resolved to quit and stay quit on the Great American Smoke Out or are planning to quit as our New Year's Resolution! A lot of triggers and a lot of pressure to quit at the same time! What's an EXer to do? 

My suggestion is to stay close to BecomeanEX and get lots of support about your Quit Journey, and daily Fortify your Quititude!!! One of the best ways I fortify my quititude is with KNOW YOUR ENEMY because KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! In that spirit, weekly I share the latest from the news articles around the country and even the world! 

Take Smoking Will Rot Your Brain! I think it says it all, but after all we're Addicts so it's tough to break through our Addictive Thinking, isn't it? So there's some great articles about smoking cessation in here, too! That's the carrot!

And here's the stick! If you don't decide to quit, there are many social, professional, even legal consequences to add to your reasons for quitting! But the best reason of all is because you're worth it! Do it for you! Reading KNOW YOUR ENEMY is a big help!

CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer

 

SECOND HAND SMOKE

Secondhand smoke a problem at five major airports, CDC says

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57553328/secondhand-smoke-a-problem-at-five-major-airports-cdc-says/

60 Percent of Big Cities Have Smoking Bans

http://usgovinfo.about.com/b/2012/11/26/60-percent-of-big-cities-have-smoking-bans.htm

Time to pass a statewide smoke-free workplace ban

http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Time-to-pass-a-statewide-smoke-free-workplace-ban-4062329.php

Passive smoking can make you Deaf!

http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/HEA-passive-smoking-can-make-you-deaf-4062328-NOR.html

Smoking bans pick up momentum on college campuses, despite protests

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/smoking-bans-pick-up-momentum-on-college-campuses-despite-protests/2012/11/24/1329002a-358a-11e2-bb9b-288a310849ee_story.html

SMOKING AND YOUR HEALTH

Smoking Will ‘Rot’ Your Brain

http://gawker.com/5963163/smoking-will-rot-your-brain

SMOKING CESSATION

You can quit smoking, and there are many ways to try

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20121126/LIFESTYLE/311260018/You-can-quit-smoking-there-many-ways-try?odyssey=nav%7Chead&nclick_check=1

Give the Gift of a Healthier You: Stop smoking

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/nov/25/give-the-gift-of-a-healthier-you/

SMOKING ADDICTION

Do smoking signs make us want to smoke?

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health-fitness/resist-the-ciggys-siren-call/story-fneuzlbd-1226523967605#ixzz2DKJeSQCK

SMOKING AND YOUTH

Unpopular kids more likely to smoke as adults: study

http://www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/family/2012/11/26/unpopular-kids-more-likely-to-smoke-as-adults-study

SMOKING AND YOUR JOB

More employers demand applicants quit smoking

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/11/25/more-employers-demand-applicants-quit-smoking.html

BIG TOBACCO

Tobacco company appeals in cigarette samples case

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121126/NEWS21/211260323/-1/NEWS01

Big Tobacco's little favours

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/126537

SMOKING AROUND THE WORLD

Tanzania: Child Labour in Tobacco Farms Even Worse Thing

http://allafrica.com/stories/201211260094.html

SMOKING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

GreenSpace: Banishing the ugly butts

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20121126_GreenSpace__Banishing_the_ugly_butts.html

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