You might be the kind of person to very much aware the causes of 2nd hand smoke. You may decide to wave the smoke away and move away from it and think to yourself that you’re away from the toxic smoke. Except you’re not. You may be in another part of someone’s home but you’re now entering the area of thirdhand smoking.
World No Tobacco Day takes place on the 31st of May 2017. World No Tobacco Day will indicate the threats that the tobacco industry poses the world in terms of the development, health and economies of societies.
Since the introduction of e-cigarettes across the world, vaping has been seen as a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. The thing is we still don’t know whether vaping is as safe as experts say. According to US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, he claims that cigarettes are unsafe and are a major public health concern.
Now, in new developments, Australian competition regulators have become the first agency in the world to take action against e-cigarette companies for misleading and false statements about carcinogens in the products they sell.
Smoking can be difficult to quit. It can be a struggle for more than others. Some people deal with it better too. There are quite a lot of realisations you get when you’re going through the process of wanting to quit. At Anne Penman Laser Therapy, we’ve created 5 life lessons you learn when quitting smoking.
April is always an important month for Anne Penman Laser Therapy. It is a month of celebration and thanks for both Ron and I becoming non-smokers and this year Ron celebrating being 69. Back in 1987 after Ron’s first heart attack we were told he might not live to see 40, so after his first heart attack and waiting four years on a NHS list Ron finally had a triple bypass and we both became non-smokers with new goals and a passion to help others.
It’s crazy to think close to a billion people smoke cigarettes daily which means there are more smokers in the world than any other time in the past – according to a recent study.
This scary number can be easily explained. As the global population rises to nearly 7 billion the number of smokers will increase.
A new tax law affecting smokers in California came into effect on the 4th of April 2017. A packet of cigarettes will now cost an additional two dollars, hitting the pockets of smokers even more. This cigarette tax passed last November so smokers have known about it for a considerable period of time. This has made smokers act in two very different manners. Some have decided to give up smoking all together which is what the tax law intended while other smokers have bought in bulk and stocked up on large piles of cigarette packets before the tax law was implemented.
Whether we like it or not, the latest budget has affected people across the board. Alcohol has seen an increase for the first time with 2p added to the price of a pint. The budget is also targeting smokers. The average cost of a 20 pack of premium cigarettes will now cost £10.26 which is a 3.53% increase from £9.91. For someone who smokes 40 cigarettes a day that will cost them £143.64 a week while heavier smokes who smoke 60 cigarettes, it will cost these smokers around £215.46 a week.
Mum-of-one Jackie Forsyth from Port Seaton, East Lothian knew she was on borrowed time.
Her mum Norma died of emphysema at 50 – and Jackie had just celebrated her 44th birthday.
‘My motivation for stopping was a few things, health being the main one. My
health is good considering how long I’ve smoked for but suddenly in my 40’s I realised I wasn’t invincible and that I wanted to see my son Ethan who is 14, grow up,’ explains Jackie who works as a receptionist in Edinburgh.
No Smoking Day is on March 8th 2017, so feel like a winner and stop smoking the Anne Penman Way. Millions of smokers try to stop smoking on No Smoking Day, will this be the day you say good bye to smoking forever? Here at Anne Penman, we’ve created a 12-step method to help you stop smoking on March 8th.