We hear a lot about how smoking can impact others with respect to second hand smoke, but we do not often discuss the impact of a single individual’s smoking at a global level. The concept of globalization has many different definitions and interpretations, but is “probably best understood as a complex set of processes, drivers,… Continue reading Globalization of Tobacco and its Consequences
For those that are trying to quit or remain tobacco-free, the holidays can be particularly stressful and triggering. Here’s a list of alternative activities to consider when you feel the urge to use tobacco products: Drink water Chew gum or hard candy Apply lip balm Deep breathing exercises Progressive muscle relaxation (audio) Keep your hands busy… Continue reading How to Fight Cravings for a Tobacco-Free Thanksgiving
Did you know that during 2010-2015 close to 30% of veterans were current users of tobacco products? (source) We love our vets and we want YOU to stay healthy! If you are a veteran and looking for resources to quit tobacco use, you can call 1-855-QUIT-VET or text VET to 47848. Think about this: if… Continue reading Happy Veteran’s Day
Youth cite flavors as one of the most common reasons for using e-cigarettes (1) and tobacco companies have known this for decades. As a result of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) in 1998, internal document research from major U.S tobacco manufacturers became public. The concept of flavored tobacco, particularly cigarettes, has been visited and revisited by these companies for many years.… Continue reading E-cigarettes: Trick or Treat?
Whether it’s your first attempt, or your 21st attempt, it can always be your last attempt. You can start living a nicotine-free lifestyle by creating your quit plan. You can download the FREE QuitGuide Mobile App for help. write down all the reasons you want to quit set a date tell your friends and family about quitting… Continue reading Ready to Quit?
Cigarillos are longer, slimmer versions of traditional large cigars. They often come in fruity flavors like grape, tropical, or cherry (1). Between 2000 and 2011, cigar consumption more than doubled in contrast to a 33% decrease in cigarette consumption (2). This is particularly concerning because cigar smoking carries many of the same risks as cigarette… Continue reading The Anatomy of a Cigarillo
Hey, Shelby County! Has your life been affected by cigarette smoking? Are you a former smoker? Did you quit for personal health reasons? How long did you smoke? Do you currently use tobacco products? Do you know someone who died after years of smoking or using tobacco in other forms? We are always looking for… Continue reading Break up with Tobacco? Share Your Story with us!