Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fighting For Smokefree Air | Vinny's Story

Vinny's Story: After decades working at a smoke-filled casino, Vinny Rennich found out he had lung cancer. He had never smoked. Hear how he fought back, and won.

Source: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights

Friday, July 27, 2012

Secondhand Rose, Secondhand Smoke

Did you know that children exposed to tobacco smoke suffer? Protecting your children from tobacco smoke is good medicine, and preventing their exposure to secondhand smoke (pdf) begins at home.

Source: Michigan Department of Health | Tobacco Control

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stop Fiddling Around and Quit Smoking!

No one will tolerate your secondhand smoke anymore. World-famous country musician and fiddle player Byron Berline reflects on his career and the effects of tobacco use in entertainment venues.

Source: Tobacco Stops With Me

Sunday, July 22, 2012

What Mode Are You In?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in America, and smoking is the primary risk factor for COPD. Approximately 85 to 90 percent of COPD deaths are caused by smoking. It's an extremely horrible way to die and it's not curable.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

¡Si Se Puede!

Dejar el tabaco no es fácil. Se pueden requerir hasta siete intentos o más para dejarlo completamente. Pero al llamar al Quitline de la Sociedad Americana del Cáncer, usted recibirá ayuda personalizada, herramientas y estrategias que le ayudarán a dejar de fumar.

Puede dejar de fumar. Solo necesita un poco de ayuda. El llamar al Quitline de la Sociedad Americana del Cáncer puede aumentar sus posibilidades de dejar de fumar hasta en un 70%.

Esta página puede ser un recurso muy bueno también. Lea y encuentre información y consejos para calmar la tentación de fumar y tener un plan a seguir para dejar el cigarro exitosamente.

American Cancer Society "Si Se Puede" from Rio Bravo Pictures on Vimeo.

[English version: Yes You Can!]

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Smoking In Movies Sucks You In

Have you ever noticed how many movies show images of smoking? Think that’s just a coincidence to see your favorite stars light up on screen? Don't you believe it.

Every second of film is precisely scripted and choreographed to deliver a message, and the history of the tobacco industry’s collaboration with Hollywood, including payment for the placement of tobacco products in movies, is well documented.

Research has shown that the more youth see smoking in movies, the more likely they are to start. “Film is better than any commercial that has been run on television or in any magazine, because the audience is totally unaware of any sponsor involvement.”

Today, tobacco use in films still remains widespread. The influence of smoking in movies on young people should not be surprising, given the pervasive influence of Hollywood on popular culture and the fact that most other vehicles of tobacco promotion have been banned.

But you can help prevent youth smoking by taking a stand against smoking in movies.

Support making smoking in movies require an "R" rating. An R-rating for smoking will cut childrens' exposure to smoking in movies by at least half, preventing almost 200,000 adolescents from starting to smoke every year and averting 50-60,000 tobacco deaths a year in coming decades.

Source: Smoke Free Movies (Canada)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Is Big Tobacco in US Targeting Youth in Indonesia?

A year-long ABC News investigation examined the tobacco industry's expansion into Indonesia, which critics say is being fueled, in part, by one of the most powerful and profitable corporations in the United States. Can you guess which corporation? Here's their report -

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Source: ABC News: Nightline

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

5 Weird Reasons Not To Smoke

Hank gives you five MORE reasons why you should probably avoid smoking, or quit if you already smoke - in addition to those big ones you already know about.

Source: SciShow YouTube Site (with references)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Nursing Your Lungs

One of the healthiest things smokers can do to lengthen their lives is to give up smoking, or never start.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tobacco Industry Manipulation

The tobacco industry will stop at nothing in their quest to find replacement smokers.

Plain Packs Protect

Every year, another 340,000 children in the UK are tempted to try smoking. And evidence suggests that they are more likely to be attracted by designed tobacco packs, than by plain packs.

This is also a vital time in America for all of us trying to protect our children by raising awareness of the need to remove the last form of tobacco advertising - glamorous, glitzy and appealing packaging.

Source: Plain Packs Protect Partnership