Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school

It’s the start of a new school year and one way parents can help their kids stay in school is to quit smoking. A recent study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that for adolescents without asthma, tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) at home for over an hour increased the likelihood of days missed from school due to… Continue reading Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school

Let’s Quit together

The BIGGEST reason to quit is the SMALLEST. Thinking about that New Year’s Resolution? Now is the time to think about your plan if you are currently a smoker (or know someone who is). Call the Quit Line at 800-QUIT-NOW.

Don’t get tricked!!!

Children and young adults usually go for the bright candy wrappers and the fruit flavors. We know this and so does Big Tobacco. So they are making addictive products look like candy.  Many people think flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco products are safer than regular cigarettes. Let’s review some facts about flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco… Continue reading Don’t get tricked!!!

Smoking & Breastfeeding

Smoking while breastfeeding is not without risk. Nicotine is harmful for a baby whose body is still developing quickly.  There are ways to avoid exposing your baby to nicotine by smoking after breastfeeding instead of before, and not smoking at least 2 hours before feeding. Experts and doctors would rather have a smoking mother who… Continue reading Smoking & Breastfeeding

Teens & Ecigs

Appeal to Young People Youth and young adults cite a variety of reasons for using e-cigarettes. These include: Curiosity Taste, including the flavors available in e-cigarettes The belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful than other tobacco products Flavored e-cigarettes are very popular, especially with young adults. More than 9 of 10 young adult e-cigarette users… Continue reading Teens & Ecigs

Graphic Warnings!!!

Public Health Groups Sue to Force FDA Action on Graphic Warnings http://publichealthlawcenter.org/blogs/2016-10-04/public-health-groups-sue-force-fda-action-graphic-warnings?utm_source=Public+Health+Law+Center&utm_campaign=3264c336bf-October_Bulletin_10172016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_59c1ffe67d-3264c336bf-116638981 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? Are you a current smoker? Do you know someone who died after years of smoking? We are always… Continue reading Graphic Warnings!!!