Smoking and Stress

Ask Floridians why they still smoke and you often hear that cigarette smoking “relieves stress.” While most people know the serious health risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting, giving up cigarettes as a way to cope with [Read More...]

November 02,2016 Posted in :Blog, Health, Quitting Tobacco

How to Talk to Your Kids About Tobacco

For decades, young people sneaking a cigarette or dip in the backyard out of their parents’ sight was dismissed as a rite of passage. Unfortunately, these exact moments are when tobacco use begins and for far too many kids [Read More...]

September 16,2015 Posted in :Health, Quitting Tobacco, Youth Prevention

How Does Smoking Damage Your Heart?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About every 25 seconds, someone in the U.S. will have a coronary event. And every minute, someone will die from a coronary event. Smoking is a major cause [Read More...]

February 06,2015 Posted in :Health, Quitting Tobacco

Powerful Anti-Smoking Ad Campaigns Work

Hard-hitting anti-smoking media campaigns effectively raise awareness about the serious toll that tobacco use takes on one’s health and the many lives it affects. In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about 480,000 deaths each year. For [Read More...]

January 28,2015 Posted in :Quitting Tobacco

How to Talk to Your Kids About Tobacco if You Use Tobacco or Recently Quit

Back-to-school time means a lot of things for parents: arranging carpools, managing schedules, and helping their kids prepare for their first day back in the classroom. It’s also the perfect time for you to talk to your kids about [Read More...]

May 16,2014 Posted in :Health, Quitting Tobacco, Youth Prevention

What Smoking Costs Employers

Smoking cigarettes comes with many steep costs. It costs many smokers their health, their money and their time with friends and family. And the consequences do not stop there; employers are paying the price as well. In Florida, the [Read More...]

Posted in :Quitting Tobacco

Going Smoke-free: Good for Health, Good for Business

“Will this hurt my business?” It is the question that comes up quite often when business owners consider making their establishment smoke-free. Years of analysis and research prove that the answer is no. In fact, eliminating secondhand smoke may [Read More...]

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