Thomas3.20.2010

KNOW YOUR ENEMY - KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Mar 11, 2013

Top o' the Morning, Everybody! I hope this Month is providing all of you lots of reasons to enter Spring Smoke FREE! There's something about green grass and trees, flowers and natural renewal that just doesn't live comfortably with killing ourselves one puff at a time but does fit comfortably with Nicotine Recovery! One of the most important tools in my Quit Tool Box is KNOWLEDGE! That's why every Monday when health permits I publish this series of current tobacco related articles. I find that reading them enhances my Quititude!

Take the article about Third Hand Smoke! WOW! It makes you think twice about the Third hand smoke we're exposed to each and every day - let alone Second Hand Smoke!!!! What a hazard to all people of all ages and the health care costs that all of us are paying! Something to open your eyes this morning....

So get comfortable, grab you cup of coffe or tea and learn more about tobacco and smoking!

 

SMOKING CESSATION

Photo smoking warnings studied

http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/health/photo-smoking-warnings-studied-1-4062372

The ills of smoking

People with mental illness and nicotine addiction struggle to kick the habit

http://scienceline.org/2013/03/the-ills-of-smoking/

Who Has the Real Power to Stop Smoking? Hint: Not Smokers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scout-phd/quitting-smoking_b_2582247.html

Association between use of contraband tobacco and smoking cessation outcomes: a population-based cohort study

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2013/03/04/cmaj.111861

SECOND HAND SMOKE

Secondhand Smoke Riskier than Cholesterol

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Atherosclerosis/37750

Studies find that toxicity caused by second-hand smoke remains long after a smoker leaves the premises

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-03-toxicity-second-hand-smoker-premises.html

Mount Sinai Study Demonstrates Connection Between Secondhand Tobacco Smoke and Coronary Artery Calcification in “Never Smokers”

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10512961.htm

SMOKING AND GOVERNMENT

FDA's New Tobacco Scheme, And Its Legislative Underpinnings, May Go Up In Smoke

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottgottlieb/2013/03/08/fdas-new-tobacco-scheme-and-its-legislative-underpinnings-may-go-up-in-smoke/

Legislator Grills NIH Over Tobacco Grant

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/03/legislator-grills-nih-over-tobac.html

What does it take to tackle inequalities in the burden of tobacco-related harm?

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2013/03/11/what-does-it-take-to-tackle-inequalities-in-the-burden-of-tobacco-related-harm/

SMOKING AND YOUR FAMILY

Smoking during pregnancy harms mother, child

http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/letters/smoking-during-pregnancy-harms-mother-child_2013-03-09.html

‘Care’ and ‘cure’ for tobacco!

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/care-and-cure-for-tobacco/article4491960.ece

TOBACCO AND BUSINESS

Harmon’s takes tobacco products off shelves

http://fox13now.com/2013/03/08/harmons-takes-tobacco-products-off-shelves/

Outcomes