Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Victim Of Apathy

Anyone else wondering what sorry-ass person is selling this dumb kid cigarettes and why his parents aren't intervening on his behalf? Another victim of apathy in America.

A day in the life of another youth doomed to nicotine addiction.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Women And Smoking

Seven Deadly Myths, produced in 2000 and hosted by former cover model, entrepreneur and smoking cessation advocate Christy Turlington, is a 17-minute video that explores some of the common myths about smoking and empowers women to become or to stay smoke-free.

Women and Tobacco: Seven Deadly Myths from WRG on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Is All Smoking Bad?

People ask me all of the time, do I hate all kinds of smoking? And just like the last time, I'll have to say no, there are some types of smokin that I love.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

There Is No Cure For COPD

Unfortunately, once you've gotten COPD from smoking, you have it for the rest of your shortened life. There is no cure. So, if you don't care enough about yourself and make an effort to quit smoking before it's too late, why would you expect others to show compassion for your predicament?

NHS emphysema - male patient from Timothy Martens on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Filtered | A Short Film

I'm not sure when the fully featured film will be available to the public, but this looks like a movie that would appeal to me. Filtered follows Randy, an uninvolved recent divorcée, as he journeys on a quest for a cigarette after his landlord has given him the ultimatum: Mow the lawn or be evicted.

Tony, being a hardcore non-smoker, wanted something challenging to create, and getting into the mind of a smoker seemed like a deem-able task. During the course of writing the short, it became apparent that there was a strong underlining message in it. That message being - if we aren't careful, our addictions can take over and control even the simplest aspects of life.

Filtered | Short Film - Teaser #1 from Tony Lee on Vimeo.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Smoking Kills

I think I just caught a video glimpse of anti-smoking advocate, Ciggy Butzz, "educating" a militant nicotine addict about his fate if he continues smoking. Notice how the smoker doesn't drop the cigarette even after being "counseled".

Smoking Kills from MOVIE&ART on Vimeo.
Related Link: NCIDC Tobacco Prevention

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Smoking - It's Just Not Worth The Effort

You already know there's nothing good that comes from smoking. Most smokers suffer considerable health complications from their addiction, and every year, the price goes up.

And now with all of the known health consequences of secondhand and thirdhand smoke, non-smokers are beginning to hate smokers to the point where smokers feel like they need to be protected at all times.

Is smoking really worth this much effort and complication in your life?

Do yourself a BIG favor and take the steps necessary to quit smoking. As almost EVERY former smoker can attest to, you'll feel great and wonder why you didn't quit sooner.

So, why not put out that smoke and shed your armor to-knight?

Shed Your Armor Today
Source: Very Demotivational Posters

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fighting For Smoke-Free Air

Casino employees are exposed to toxic, tobacco filled air on a daily basis. Unlike most people who are protected in their working environment, casino workers are left behind. They're not included under the protection of government mandates that should exist for all employees.

Here are some personal stories from some of those casino workers about how that secondhand smoke is negatively affecting their health.

Fighting For Air: Secondhand Smoke in Casinos from RPCI Health Behavior-Paul Hage on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Still Waiting For A Smoke-Free Workplace?

There's a lot to be said by saying nothing. Here's a shout-out to my non-smoking friends who are still getting smoked-out at work. Come election time, make sure to ask your legislators why they decided to make smoking a protected status in your state.

Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Friday, July 8, 2011

Smoking May Stunt Your Growth

They say that smoking may stunt your growth. Is that true? Perhaps, but who knows?

However, the story of the world's shortest man (formerly), Pingping, can attest to the fact that smoking will most-likely lead to a shorter life expectancy.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just Do It! Stamp Out Cigarettes

Quitting smoking is like a sneaker commercial. Just do it! Stamp out cigarettes today.

Ask To You 2 from Kim dan bee on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Every Butt Hurts

From the city in which cigarettes got their names, comes a PSA about smoking litter.

Source: Every Butt Hurts

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Just How Addicitve Is Nicotine?

I just finished reading an engrossing book entitled, From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes. It's the autobiography of Robert Clary, the popular actor who played the character, corporal LeBeau, on the 1960s - 1970s television show, Hogan's Heroes.

What I didn't know, and probably a lot of younger people who have seen him on reruns didn't know, was that Robert Clary spent about three years of his teenage life as a concentration camp prisoner during World War II. He was the sole survivor of his entire family who were deported to concentration camps from France, in 1942. Read the book, it's very compelling.

If you know anything about the concentration camps of World War II, you know that they were created to exploit and exterminate Jews, political prisoners, criminals, homosexuals, gypsies, the mentally ill and anyone else the Nazis hated.

If you were lucky enough not to be exterminated immediately upon arrival in camp, then you were expected to work everyday from dawn till dusk while being humiliated, abused, beaten, tortured, starved, and then murdered if you broke a rule or when you couldn't continue to perform your tasks (or even on a whim).

One of the interesting stories Mr. Clary told about being a concentration camp prisoner, that I'd like to share with my readers, was about some fellow prisoners who smoked. According to a paragraph in Chapter Nine, Page 80, in his autobiography -
"Among the inmates there were people who were so hooked on smoking that they would sell their piece of bread in exchange for a few cigarettes. Smoking was more vital to them than food. Like my father, I had never smoked and had never liked it. Therefore, I could not understand these people. I would think, "What are these idiots doing, exchanging their precious rationed bread for a smoke?" We had barely enough food. They were killing themselves."

So, now when someone asks you about the addictive powers of nicotine, you can tell them that it's so addictive that even starving concentration camp prisoners would abandon the one thing keeping them alive, just so they could smoke a cigarette and get their fix.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Don't Be A Smoking Dick

Don't be a inconsiderate smoking dick. If you want to spread your secondhand smoking waste, the etiquette ninjas may just have to shoot you down.

Etiquette Ninjas Ep. 4: "Dicks Who Smoke" from Jim Mahoney on Vimeo.