Thursday, October 25, 2012

Are Ciggys Right For You?

Do you now see how easy it is to get turned to the dark side by the people that you think are your friends? Cigarettes aren't the answer to building true friendships.

Double Happy from Short of the Week on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Allergy | Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke is even more hazardous than you may think. But, don't just take my word for it.

Source: X Out Cig and Wong Fu Productions

The Turn Off

Ever have something like this happen to you? Bites his nails? That's fine. Socks don't match? Ahh, who cares? Bad breath? Just give him some gum. So what's the ultimate turn off?? You guessed it.

Source: X Out Cig and Wong Fu Productions

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

How Much Is A Life Worth?

The truth about tobacco. This video spotlights the devastating global tobacco epidemic and how the tobacco industry works to addict new users, especially kids. Get informed, fight back!

Data comes from The Tobacco Atlas, Fourth Edition, published by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation and is just one of the ways the American Cancer Society will be celebrating the Great American Smokeout® this November.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Golem | The Evolution Of A Quitter

Golem reveals the unconscious reasoning behind your "choice" to enter into the cigarette culture as a youth, and how you will beat your nicotine addiction after realizing your error in adulthood.

GOLEM from GOLEM on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What's Your Excuse?

Click on the video "cc button" for closed captioning in English, and then call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hey Adult, Got A Light?

People, give a little thought to your actions before you undertake them. When a 9 or 10 year old child asks you for a light so they could smoke a cigarette, why in the world would you enable them?

Source: The Copenhagen Post | Hat tip: Toxic Butts

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quit Smoking This Stoptober

During October, thousands of people across England are taking part in a project called "Stoptober" - a new, exciting 28 day challenge to stop smoking. According to our friends across the pond, if you can go 28 days without a cigarette, your five times more likely to stop for good.

I say we should join our British friends and accept the same challenge here in America!

Source: NHS Smokefree | Stoptober

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How To Address A Litterbug Smoker

Dear Cole, I need some guidance on how to deal with an inconsiderate smoker.

I've got a neighbor that thinks my yard is his personal ashtray and continues to flick his cigarette butts onto my sidewalk. For the past year or so, I've been playing the enabling patsy and have been picking up his discarded butts and disposing of them properly. But, now his laughing behind my back at my foolishness is starting to grind on my nerves, and I feel the need to address the problem.

Dear Patsy, I'm glad you've decided to grow a pair. Here's one way to address your litterbug -

Sweep up all of those cigarette butts and save them. One day, when your neighbor isn't home, bring those butts over to his house and and dispose of them on his front doorstep. That should get the message across about his behavior.

However, if your neighbor still fails to comprehend the message after seeing what a pile of disgusting cigarette butts looks like on his own property, and continues to flick his butts into your yard, then you're going to have to make his inconsiderate behavior more clear to him.

So, the next time you see your neighbor smoking, grab a candy bar, some chewing gum, or some other type of wrapped food. Mosey on out and engage him in some polite neighborly conversation.

As you notice him finishing his cigarette, and the second he flicks his butt into your yard, unwrap that candy bar, gum, or food, and throw the empty wrapper trash into his yard. Begin to eat your food and continue your conversation as if what you've just done is normal neighborly behavior.

I'm sure that upon instituting your own inconsiderate action in front of his face, your now astounded neighbor will ask you why you just threw your trash into his yard.

Without getting angry or becoming confrontational, keep a smile on your face, look him directly into his eyes and reply questioningly "I noticed that you flick your butts into my yard, so I thought that throwing my trash into your yard was just part of being a good neighbor. Is that wrong?"

Hopefully, your neighbor will then realize his assholeledness and quit being a littering butt-flicker.

But, if you think my solution may be a little too risky and are afraid your neighbor may become upset, and complain that you're being a "Nazi" and violating his "personal freedoms", then try this advice -

Source: Slate: Dear Prudence

Legacy: For Long And Healthier Lives

Through their prevention and cessation efforts, the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy) is helping people live longer, healthier lives. Legacy is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Your continued support will enable their good deeds.

As we all know, knowledge is contagious, and Legacy has been educating us about the dangers of tobacco abuse for years. Legacy keeps us informed and teaches us the perverse truth about tobacco.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The SmokeScreen | Mediology

Prevention is the key to victory in the war against nicotine addiction.

The SmokeScreen is doing their part to inform young people of the big picture behind smoking, and to show use how we are constantly being subliminally exploited by Big Tobacco.

Get on board with tobacco abuse prevention, and follow The SmokeScreen.

The SmokeScreen 'Mediology' from The SmokeScreen on Vimeo.

Monday, October 1, 2012

LGBT Community | Keep Yourself Alive

Scaramouche, scaramouche, can you do the fandango? Well, not if you're a smoker you can't. That's because the tobacco industry considers the LGBT community one of their favorite targets.

But, don't just take my word for it. Ask any Queen who's addicted to cigarettes. They'll tell you - "Do you think you're better every day? No, I just think I'm two steps nearer to my grave."

Don't allow the tobacco industry to hold you in contempt, exploit you, and to send you to an early grave my gay friends. Keep yourself alive no matter what it takes! Get some help to quit smoking.