Thomas3.20.2010

KNOW YOUR ENEMY - KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Jul 29, 2013
  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
   
  E-CIGARETTES
  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
   
  SMOKING CESSATION
  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
  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
   

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