Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Daddy Is A Smoker

What a great family. Help Daddy quit smoking.

My Daddy is a Smoker from Anthony Chen on Vimeo.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Congratulations Australia!

A heartfelt congratulations goes out to the high court of Australia for understanding the "behind the scenes" manipulations, deciding what's most important, and for ruling against Big Tobacco.

Source: Cancer Council Victoria (Australia) | Hat tip: Qasim Chowdary

Friday, August 24, 2012

Patricia's Story

The fallacy of invincibility. If you continue to smoke, don't think this won't happen to you.

Breathe Easy Mini Doc: Patricia from Bryan Zhang on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

How Plain Packaging Protects

Cigarette packets are a powerful marketing tool that attract young people - our children. Unbranding cigarette packs won't stop everyone from smoking, but it will give our kids one less reason to start.

Source: Plain Packs New Zealand

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Smoking might be on the decline in the U.S., but in many other countries, smoking is still the norm.

The report titled "The Global Adult Tobacco Survey" (GATS) looked at tobacco users in 14 developing nations and included data from the U.S. and the U.K. for comparison. It found that about one-half of the men across the low- and middle-income nations use tobacco, mostly smoke products.

According to the study authors, the first wave of GATS showed high rates of smoking in men, early initiation of smoking in women, and low quit ratios, reinforcing the view that efforts to prevent initiation and promote cessation of tobacco use are needed to reduce associated morbidity and mortality.

Source: PBS Newshour | Hat tip: The NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Plain Packaging Prevails

Australia will become the first country to require cigarettes to be sold in uniform packages after its top court rejected a challenge from tobacco companies, setting a precedent for other nations to follow.

The Australian law requires cigarettes to be sold with no company logos and with the same font for all brands on a dark brown background. Graphic health warnings will cover 90 percent of the back of the packaging and 70 percent of the front.

Source: Australia’s Top Court Backs Plain-Pack Tobacco Laws

What Would MacGyver Do?

If you really care about your friends, then find some way to intervene in their nicotine addiction.

Who is: MacGyver?

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Hidden Costs Of Smoking

The cost to society for a pack of cigarettes is twice as high as the average retail cost. Even if you don’t smoke, you still pay the price.

Explore all of the issues surrounding tobacco abuse at Legacy for Health.

Hidden Cost from Brett Stiles on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cigarette use continues to decline in the United States

Over a 12-year period, total consumption of cigarettes fell 32.8%, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in the August 3rd issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

From years 2000 to 2011, total consumption of all combustible tobacco decreased from 450.7 billion cigarette equivalents to 326.6, a 27.5% decrease; per capita consumption of all combustible tobacco products declined from 2,148 to 1,374, a 36.0% decrease.

However, while consumption of cigarettes decreased 32.8% from 2000 to 2011, consumption of loose tobacco and cigars increased 123.1% over the same period. As a result, the percentage of total combustible tobacco consumption composed of loose tobacco and cigars increased from 3.4% in 2000 to 10.4% in 2011. So, despite continued decreases in cigarette smoking in the United States, we must continue to put our foot down in the battle against nicotine addiction.

DSHS Tobacco Prevention - Shhh TV from Writer at Large on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Protect Your Kids From Tobacco

Many parents think drugs and alcohol are the greatest health threats to their children. But tobacco kills more people than illegal drugs, alcohol, AIDS, and car crashes combined.

The tobacco industry is working against you and intentionally targeting your child in hopes of making them a life-long tobacco user, giving you just one more thing you have to worry about. But, despite all of the negative peer pressure, web, TV, and movies your child is exposed to, as a parent, you’re the greatest influence in your child’s life.

Source: Tobacco Never Quits