Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oxygen Fuels A Fire

You didn't quit smoking cigarettes in time to prevent COPD and now you're required to be on a constant oxygen supplementation. But, better be careful if you continue to smoke.

If you want to prevent an even more horrible death than your pending suffocation, don't smoke while you're wearing an oxygen nasal cannula or you may become a crispy critter.

Quit Now! PSA from Laura Wright on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Are You Carrying A Concealed Weapon?

Instead of worrying about someone else who may be carrying a hidden sidearm, you should be more concerned with that "pack" of lethal weapons you're stashing in your own pocket.

No permit needed to carry this lethal weapon
Source: Ads of the World and CanStop.org

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Smoking Is Not Funny

William Melvin "Bill" Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, musician - and long-term smoker.

Hick's nicotine addiction, love of smoking, and occasional attempts to quit became a recurring theme in his act throughout his later years. A chain-smoker, Hick's died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the young age of 32. It was a tragic loss of a great entertainer.

Cigarette smoking is one of the biggest risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Terry's Story

Your actions speak louder than words, and make an impact on those around you. Whether you think so or not, and either for good or for bad, you lead your children by example.

If you want you to leave a legacy that you're proud of, please don't smoke in front of your children or other young and impressionable loved ones. Set a good example and quit smoking.

Terry's Story from preventionspeaks on Vimeo and Prevention Speaks

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tobacco Marketing Strategy

According to Counterbalance, the tobacco industry spends an average of $37 MILLION PER DAY to promote their products. Tobacco ads in gas stations and convenience stores are sometimes posted at four feet tall, eye level for a 10-year-old child, and tobacco products are still promoted near schools, playgrounds, and parks.

Take action. It's time to take tobacco ads out of places they don't belong.

ydoyouthink? Tobacco Marketing from Motiv Films on Vimeo and ydoyouthink.com

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Don't Go Off The Deep End | Get Some Help

Before you go overboard with your nicotine addiction, why not get some help from others who've been in the same boat as you? Deep-six your cigarettes before it's too late.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Smoking - It'll Put You Down Under

Are you into L&M S&M? If you aren't, then why do you continue to hurt yourself by smoking?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Smokies - It's What's For Breakfast

According to Shot's: NPR's Health Blog -
In two studies published today online in the journal Cancer, Joshua Muscat and colleagues found that smokers who have their first cigarette 30 to 60 minutes after waking up have a small increase in their chances of getting cancer than people who wait longer.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Nicotine Is Not Your Friend

Nicotine addiction: it's a love/hate relationship. And also an extremely dysfunctional one.

Cold Cold Night from Irvin Duguid on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nicotine Is More Addictive Than Heroin

Addiction to nicotine is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and abuse, even in the face of negative health consequences. Cigarette smoking produces a rapid distribution of nicotine to the brain, with drug levels peaking within 10 seconds of inhalation.

However, the acute chemical effects of nicotine dissipate quickly, as do the associated feelings of reward, which causes the smoker to continue dosing (inhaling) to maintain the drug’s pleasurable effects and prevent withdrawal. And it's precisely because of it's short duration of action that nicotine is considered more addictive (or at least as addictive) than heroin.

Smoking Is Highly Addictive
Source: Tobacco Labelling Resource Center

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Is Your Child A Replacement?

Other than leading by example, constant vigilance and honest communication with your children is the best way to keep Big Tobacco from making your child a replacement smoker.

Source: Tobacco Free NYS - Hat Tip: The Smoke Screen

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Do You Love Swimming?

Keep smoking cigarettes and you'll only be able to enjoy swimming, jet-skiing, surfing, or any other water sports for just a short while.

Source: TheTruth.com

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ghetto Science

You've all heard how smoking can damage your lungs. But, some people won't believe what science is telling them and need to have demonstrable proof. If you're one of those people, then why not conduct your own ghetto science experiment and see for yourself?