Good Morning, Fellow EXers and Planners!
Today there is a lot of news to share with you but I don't want you to miss the forrest for the trees! Did you know that
- Breathing in second-hand smoke for just 30 minutes can damage your heart.
- An hour a day in a room with a smoker is nearly a hundred times more likely to cause lung cancer in a non-smoker than 20 years spent in a building containing asbestos.
- Cotinine levels of non-smoking 15-year-olds were five times higher and that of the seven-year-olds were four times higher if their mother smoked ten or more cigarettes a day, compared with the children of non-smoking mothers. [Yes! I know! You only smoke outside or when the kids aren't around, etc.... Third hand smoke gets into their system through sitting on your lap, giving you a hug or a kiss, touching your hair or clothes, being in the same room with you....]
- Support from your partners is helpful to smokers who wish to stop and it increases your chances of success, provided that you have developed skills of your own that help you to abstain.
- The personality trait that distinguishes smokers from nonsmokers is their relative inability to delay satisfaction and respect long-term considerations (like their health). In other words: it’s their poor self-control.
There's a little bit here for everybody from pet owners to penny pinchers! So take what you like and leave the rest - to be helpful is my only goal! And have an EXcellent Smoke FREE Week!
NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Medical Help to Quit Smoking
Nicotine patch and gum used together yield higher quit rates
What to do, what to avoid to give up smoking for good
Using Hypnosis to Help You Quit Smoking
Electronic Cigarettes -- Let's Think Before We Inhale
Contrasting perspectives on e-cigarettes from smoking cessation experts
Smokers who try e-cigarettes to quit are younger and more motivated to quit, study finds
Anti-Tobacco Nonprofit Reviews Ad Business
Slowest of suicides
Washington’s uninsured smokers get only one quit-line call now
How to Quit Smoking Tips: Planning for Success
Plot plan to quit
Smoking Cessation Two by Two
Smoking cessation program at Porter offers new ways to quit
He bet he could quit smoking – and didn’t want to lose big
Ability to Quit Smoking Linked to Higher Wages
Man convinces friend to lead a smoke-free life
Tobacco Firm Pursues 'Safer' Cigarette
Mint-flavored, but more addictive
Smoking: The menthol debate misses the point
Tobacco and the lobbyists
World’s largest tobacco firm Philip Morris 'tracked MPs' views on packaging'
SMOKING AND THE LAW
Stop Smoking Support Program Enrollments Increase Dramatically at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Column: Freedom, responsibility can curb 'secondhand' health costs
Cigarette taxes make people quit
SMOKING AND BEHAVIOR
Why Are So Many Smokers Still Smoking?
Why Smokers Still Smoke
Fresh and Fit: Four types of smokers
SMOKING AND WOMEN
Warning for Women: Tobacco is Trouble
SMOKING AND TECHNOLOGY
Wi-Fi enabled tooth sensor tracks your eating and smoking habits
SMOKING AND YOUR HEALTH
Health care costs resulting from cigarette smoking are considerably higher than previously assumed
SMOKING AND YOUR FAMILY
Does smoking make you a bad parent?
Pediatricians asking parents about tobacco use
SECOND HAND SMOKE
Passive smoking danger
Still fighting against secondhand smoke
Second-Hand Smoke and Your Pet
A second-hand lesson in dealing with a smoking neighbor
Secondhand Smoke is More Damaging for Teen Girls than Boys
Cotinine Levels In 7-Year-Olds Are 4 Times Higher If Their Mother Smoked: Study
Greenbelt secondhand smoke case ends, but leaves door open to similar litigation
Perceptions about the harm of secondhand smoke exposure among U.S. Middle and high school students: findings from the 2012 National Youth Tobacco Survey