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The Fear Factor: the hidden danger of smoking

Low self-esteem, depression and suicidal ideation are very common among nicotine addicts, especially women. If you are experiencing these crippling symptoms, know that you are not alone. Nicotine not only preys on our weaknesses, but insures that we stay weak and full of self-loathing, hopelessness and fear. Big Tobacco would have us believe that smoking

Do You Recognize that Your Bad Habits are Hurting Your Pets?

Our pets bring us so much joy, laughter and companionship. In return, we house them, feed them, groom them, pay their vet bills, take them with us on errands and adventures, and love them like family. But do we recognize when our habits are adversely affecting our dogs, cats, birds, bunnies and fish? Tobacco use

What happens if Pets Accidentally Ingest Tobacco or Liquid Nicotine?

Nicotine in all tobacco products (including cigarette butts, chewing tobacco patches and gum) is highly poisonous to pets when ingested and absorbed into the intestines. The nicotine in just one cigarette can be toxic while consuming two can prove deadly. With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, health experts say many users aren’t aware of the

Your Pets and Second- and Third-Hand Smoke

If you love your Pets – why would you continue to subject them to the dangers of 2nd and 3rd hand smoke? The top 3 dangers of third-hand smoke for your dog: Your dog breaths in toxic smoke-filled air and is trapped because an open window is not enough to clear out the toxic particles.

What the Experts Say About Pets and Cigarettes

Per Dr. Carolynn MacAllister, DVM Oklahoma State University: “There have been a number of scientific papers recently that have reported the significant health threat secondhand smoke poses to pets. Secondhand smoke has been associated with oral cancer and lymphoma in cats, lung and nasal cancer in dogs, as well as lung cancer and pneumonia in

The Tobacco Choice…

…is one that everyone faces at some point in their lives. The “should I or shouldn’t I” usually begins in our early teens, thanks largely to Big Tobacco’s marketing genius and product placement. Of course, our teen to early 20’s are years when our brains are still very much developing. Rarely are we prepared to

Is Quitting Tobacco a “Burning Goal” for You?

What is a “burning goal?” According to author, Walter Mischel, it is a long-term objective that can only be achieved with consistent, sometimes arduous work and attention. If your answer is ‘yes,’ there is good news gleaned from an experiment conducted by Mr. Mischel in the mid-1960’s called the Marshmallow Test. Young children were placed

Misuse of Master Tobacco Settlement Funds

The misuse of Master Tobacco Settlement Funds by state governments is typical of the corrupting influence of Big Tobacco on everything it touches. The real losers, as always, are those who bought into Big Tobacco’s advertising and lure and have been a slave to the industry ever since. Little help for them as they suffer

Smokeless Tobacco Claims Another Super Star

Smokeless Tobacco Claims Another Super Star: RIP Tony Gwynn The premature loss of Padres legend, Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer has already inspired change. At least on a personal level for Washington National starter, Stephen Strasborg and Diamondbacks reliever, Addison Reed. Both played for Gwynn at San Diego State and both became addicted to

The Hummingbird Chronicles: Chapter Two – The Tobacco Bird

The Tobacco Bird: Life On The Edge In many Native cultures throughout the Americas, the hummingbird traditionally has been associated with tobacco plants as guardians and cultivators. Thus, its sacred moniker as the “Tobacco Bird.” Wherever the tobacco plant grows, the hummingbird lives. Astonishingly,the hummingbird can migrate over 2000 miles on tiny, two and a

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The Hummingbird Chronicles: Chapter One – Taking on Big Tobacco

Taking on tobacco is a challenging task. Whether it is ridding oneself of a life-sucking addiction to tobacco products, exposing rapacious practices by the tobacco industry, or advocating for tobacco control, motivation, commitment and clarity of thought are key components. As I take this next step on my journey as a David versus Big Tobacco’s


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