Category: Addiction

Blocking new cigarette warnings is wrong

Thirteen million packs of cigarettes are consumed by children each year in Wisconsin — roughly $91 million per year in sales revenue for the tobacco industry. It’s obvious why tobacco companies filed a suit that blocks a federal requirement that…

Prevention goal of tobacco efforts

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and this is a great time to remind people about the dangerous cancer risks caused by tobacco use. Lung cancer is the most preventable type of cancer, but also one of the most deadly.…

Quit smoking story

Mary’s One Year Smoke Free Milestone I am no stranger to adversity. I’ve lived a long time, ran across many bumps in the road, weathered many situations and survived many pitfalls. I cursed the bumps, whimpered and whined at the…

Quitting the Filthy Habit

The smoker’s body cells have become addicted to nicotine, and to quit smoking won’t be easy, since withdrawal symptoms can be expected. Here are some helpful tips that might ease the quitting process: If you’re a light smoker, you should…

Never Too Old to Quit

Perhaps you’ve heard of the “damage is done” scenario. An elderly family member started smoking as a young person, maybe a teenager, tucking a pack of cigarettes into his rolled-up shirtsleeve or into her purse. Decades later, despite wall-to-wall anti-smoking…

Hot dogs as dangerous as cigarettes

INDIANAPOLIS — Instead of grouping hot dogs with Mom and apple pie, a national medical group wants you to consider them as bad for your health as cigarettes. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C., group that promotes…