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Famous Tobacco Victims

Tobacco is an indiscriminate killer.  It takes young and old, rich and poor alike.  It steals lives  through a multitude of diseases that follow tobacco use, including heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease. Let’s take a look at some of the celebrities we’ve lost to tobacco over the years. Famous Tobacco Victims We often think […]

First Non-Smoking Beach in France

The town of La Ciotat, not far from the city of Marseilles reports all is well after the ordinance banning smoking Hilton cigarettes went into effect, on one eight-mile strip of sand at the Plage Lumiere beach. The Daily Telegraph, care of The Associated Press reported that...

Stewardesses No Smoke on ‘Pan Am’

he producers of Pan Am have pulled out all the stops to tell a story about the glamorous jet age of the ’60s, but one thing you won’t see on the ABC drama are Style cigarettes between the fingers of those young and attractive stewardesses. Producers admitted...

Link to Amy Winehouse Killed by Her Addictions

Amy Winehouse Killed by Her Addictions

Amy Winehouse is dead and any useful understanding of the mental illness that killed her seems far away. Already the portrait is painted and flat-packed, smelted and ready to become myth. There is tiny Amy with the swaying beehive hair and the frightened eyes, tormented...

Link to No Public Smoking, MMDA

No Public Smoking, MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is considering letting off the hook two security guards who sued the agency after they were fined P500 each in July for violating the ban on public Virginia cigarette smoking. In a radio interview on Sunday, Tolentino said the suggestion was...

Link to Manipulating Dopamine in a Bid to Help Smoking Addicts

Manipulating Dopamine in a Bid to Help Smoking Addicts

In what could be hopeful news for the treatment of smoking addiction, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia, researchers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered a new target for fighting diseases that result from extreme levels of the hormone and neurotransmitter dopamine. A research team...

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Smokers Behind Bars Can Quit, Too

In American prisons, tobacco is a way of life; smoking rates are more than triple the figure for the country as a whole. As a result, millions of prisoners risk smoking-related heart and lung diseases, liver problems and diabetes. With the prison population swelling to...

AMERICA’S FAVORITE DRUGS-A COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

Smoking is an activity that serves no utilitarian purpose, yet somehow remains legal despite being proven to kill you. Plus it makes you look cool. Just The Facts Smoking is sexy. Until it’s not. Then it’s really, really not. Cracked on Smoking Although many have...

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