Thursday, March 28, 2013

How Addictive Is Nicotine?

Let's re-visit with Terrie, a former smoker. She can tell you about the addictive powers of nicotine.

Source: CDC: Tips From Former Smokers

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tobacco Industry Prodigy

Do you really want to become a psychopathic tobacco industry prodigy?

Don't breathe their pressure. If you decide to play their psychosomatic addict-insane game, and start smoking, they'll test you. Inhale, exhale, and before you know it.. poof, you're their victim.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Are You A Social Smoker?

Social smoking is still smoking. Calling yourself a social smoker is as ridiculous as calling yourself a social farter. If you smoke, you're a smoker. Period. Quit the denial and enlist some help today.

Friday, March 15, 2013

It's Your TURF, Protect It

Youth leaders with San Francisco's Tobacco Use Reduction Force (TURF) tell their story about the impacts of tobacco in their neighborhoods, and what they are doing about it.

The low-income neighborhoods of San Francisco, with relatively high densities of youth and people of color, have a disproportionately high concentration of tobacco retailers. This exposure fosters higher smoking rates among the poor.

TURF members, who are gaining skills as researchers and community advocates, have put forward a proposal to protect public health by limiting the density of retailers permitted to sell tobacco, and continues to advocate to develop legislation — the first of its kind in the U.S. — that will effectively address the over-concentration of tobacco retailers in disadvantaged and marginalized communities.

TURF is a project of the Youth Leadership Institute.