Friday, July 26, 2013

30 Seconds Can Save A Life

It's never too late to change someone's life and help them stop smoking for good. Just spending 30-seconds of your time as a healthcare provider could help save a life. Ask-Advise-Act.

30 Seconds - A Short Film About Saving a Life from UHL on Vimeo and HT: Action to Quit.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Take Your Last Drag

I've mentioned the strange love affair that often occurs between smokers and their cigarettes before on Smoking Blows, and the fact that many smokers consider cigarettes to be their first love.

But, nicotine addiction is not the kind of love worth pursuing. It may seem right in the beginning, but it's only after being abused for many years when smokers eventually come to realize that it's a love affair that should never have been consummated. Taking your breath away is never a good thing.

And, while taking your last drag and stomping out that cigarette is a good thing, using e-cigarettes to quit smoking has not been proven safe and effective, and still leaves you craving that bad relationship.

Don't buy into that e-cigarette porn. Take your last drag and kick nicotine out of your life altogether.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Reena's Story

Reena started smoking at 13 years of age. By 19, she had cancer. She never thought she would be so sick ... so quickly. She says: "I didn't realize that such a seemingly small decision would have such a big impact on my life. But I do now, and now it's too late."

Source: N.C. Health & Wellness Trust Fund and QuitNC