Check out this interesting and informative graph illustrating trends in cigarette smoking and consumption since 1900. It’s interesting to see how certain major events and American legislation has impacted smokers usage over the years.
The U.S. Surgeon General’s Office stated in a report released on March 8, 2012 that more work needs to be done to keep young Americans from lighting up. The report suggests that increasing bans and raising tobacco taxes will help in this measure. The concern of the U.S. Surgeon General’s report shows that the number … Continue reading Curbing Underage Smoking Must Be Priority
“Cigarettes were at first regarded as an exclusively Turkish product and addiction to them was accounted as a mark of personal distinction.” That statement appeared in the New York Times on February 8, 1883. Times have changed and we have learned a great deal more about cigarettes including why children turn to cigarettes and what … Continue reading Smoking Doesn’t Bring Distinction – Helping Children Abstain
Everyone sees you as a risk, expense, or questionably productive. It’s no secret that insurance rates are lower for non-smokers. In 1983 health-care coverage was modestly estimated at $300 less per year less for those who opted for the hale and hearty route not to light up. Some insurance companies even offer up to a … Continue reading The Cost of Smoking
Continuing our series of entries received in our contest, What Prompted You to Try an Electronic Cigarette. Entry 11 from Lori The reason I tried to quite smoking with electronic cigarettes is because I like to smoke more than I have an addiction to nicotine. Using the Safecig gives me the calming feeling I like … Continue reading What Prompted You to Try an Electronic Cigarette Part V
In the United States, tobacco companies have been required to pay settlements to 46 states to help off-set the cost tobacco-related medical-costs. Tobacco companies agreed to cease certain marketing practices and pay annual payments to states. The question is not if those funds should be paid, but where they should go. In a report recently … Continue reading Where Should Individual State Tobacco Settlements Go?
A recent study conducted and released Thursday by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index reported that just under 26 percent of Ohioans are smokers; matching the smoking rates of Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Only one state topped the 26 percent mark – Kentucky reflects that 29 percent of the state’s population lights up. What makes … Continue reading Ohio Joins the Pack Leading Smokers According to One Survey
According to a study released by The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), cigarette smoking has declined just over 42 percent since 1965, but the number of smokers still remains above the targeted Healthy People 2010 (HP2010) goal of 12 percent. The JAMA reviews a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading Healthy People 2010 Smoking Cessation Objective Not Met
According to the CDC’s November 11 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 68.8 percent of current smokers say they want to quit and 52.4 percent tried to quit during the past year. No matter how many people want to quit or attempt to quit, tobacco cigarettes are still creating an immense risk of … Continue reading Lung Cancer – Often Undetected Until It Is "Too Late"
The common practice at Winnipeg Health Sciences Center and University of Alberta Hospital is non-compliance. Both facilities maintain a campus-wide smoking ban that has been in effect for over three years. Researchers from the University of Manitoba, University of Alberta and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority decided to look at the consequences. They interviewed patients … Continue reading Canadian Hospital Smoking Bans Under Fire