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Monday, March 31, 2014

Altria: High Prices Compensate Volume Declines

The consumption of cigarettes lowered by 4% in the USA because of numerous smoking bans, increase of legal smoking age, quit smoking programs and high prices on cigarettes. People today are aware enough about the effects of smoking on their body and more and more of them do refuse from smoking. Food and Drug Administration is main regulator of tobacco … Continue reading

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Smoke-Free Parks in Charles City, Iowa

Charles City in Iowa state wants to make its parks smoke-free in order to create a healthy environment for people. Recreation Board and Charles City Park in collaboration with FOCUS, a Floyd County substance abuse prevention program, act to eliminate use of tobacco at all public parks in the city. Totally there are 13 parks in the city and the … Continue reading

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Naomi Campbell struggling to quit smoking


 Naomi Campbell is struggling to quit smoking.

The 43-year-old model - who checked into rehab in 1999 to seek help for a cocaine addiction - is determined to kick the bad habit since she doesn't want to have to stand on ''street corners'' lighting up but confessed it has been more difficult than she expected.

She told Shape magazine: ''People told me that cigarettes are harder to quit than alcohol. I didn't believe it, but you know what? It is harder.

''I'm not someone who wants to light up inside people's homes, including my own, and I don't want to stand outside on street corners anymore.

''It's still a struggle. In fact, just talking about it makes me crave one, so let's stop, please! But I am really trying.''

Naomi - who is using nicotine patches to try and wean herself off all kinds of cigarettes - has previously admitted she enjoys life more since giving up alcohol.

She has said: ''I choose not to drink today in my life because I find that I'm allergic to alcohol.

''I have more energy and I have more fun than when I was drinking and I can hang out really late and get up early in the morning with no hangovers and still smile.''

Monday, March 24, 2014

Several Counties Responsible for Smoking Rate Decline in the USA

Generally in the USA smoking rates are decreasing and this may be driven by just several counties with big populations or are part of larger cities. Recently the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington conducted a study in which participated 5 million smokers in counties across the U.S. There were established rates of regular smokers, … Continue reading