There's nothing like being able to drive along with the windows rolled down and the Moose cranked up. It's a sure sign of spring and when I get to do it, it literally can put me in a great mood. There is one thing that can change all that... cigarettes.
Here's something that came up this weekend. Me and Alexis, my 12-year old, went out to eat. I don't think the location matters, because I really don't want to single somebody out, because I think it's a larger question. The question? When eating at a take-out spot (food and ice cream) that has lots of picnic tables outside, is it legal or not legal to smoke...
Isn't it great when our purple friend can get through to the kids warning them about the pitfalls of life? Unlike parents, children actually listen to Barney. The world IS a scary place...let Barney make things easier to understand!
Maine slips from a ‘B’ to a ‘D’ in the tobacco-use report card. More and more services are being cut and people are having to use their own resources to quit smoking. Plus, there is now a lower tax than many other states. Those are the primary reasons for the slide.
So far eight weeks not smoking and still going. It's been two months this Wednesday, not to get ahead of myself. I’m still chewing the 2mg gum and no real desire to start smoking again.
It will now be illegal to light up a cigarette while waiting for your kids to get on a bus in Augusta. That was the outcome of a vote Thursday night from the Augusta City Council. City Councilor Dan Emery proposed the change after he received an email from parents of two children affected by an adult smoking at their bus stop.
The Augusta city council will consider a proposal to amend a 'no-smoking' ordinance enacted this past January to include bus stops. The ordinance already bans smoking and all other forms of tobacco use at city parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, schools and most other city and school properties.
As the surgeon general helpfully details on every pack of cigarettes, there are many health problems associated with smoking. But here's a new one: Smoking can cause restless nights.
German researchers surveyed the sleep habits of 1,100 smokers and 1,200 non-smokers...
Most of us are aware by now that not only is smoking detrimental to the health who do it, but also to everyone in their vicinity, as secondhand smoke has been labeled a culprit in diseases like respiratory infections, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and lung cancer.
Oops -- and we almost forgot memory loss.
It appears as if some smokers have been forced to either kick the habit or go broke, as a new study recently found that a massive tobacco tax increase may be responsible for the decline in smokers in this country, specifically among teens, the lower class and those who receive welfare.