E-Cigarettes

Through my last blog, I discussed someone who quit smoking by setting a quit date.  As I mentioned, this blog I am going to be discussing my closest friends experience with e-cigarettes.  But before I get to our mini interview, I would just like to discuss my personal opinions on e-cigarettes.

Personally, I do not believe in using e-cigarettes. Continue reading

Cigarette Packaging

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I saw this picture above going around on social media, and it really got me thinking. Anyone who has read any of my previous posts, knows I am not a smoker anymore. And for those of you just joining now, go take a look at my other posts and check out my story!

I personally agree with the point this picture is making. It is not fair to single out smokers by putting these pictures on their cigarette packs. It is not just smokers that are indulging in something that causes harm to themselves and/or others. I think that they were on the right track bringing in the ‘gruesome’ pictures to cigarette packaging to try to scare away younger people who may not be fully informed of what smoking can do to them. Continue reading

Smoking In A Different Era

Sometimes I wish I was growing up in this era. Like if I was 18 or 19 yrs old, I probably wouldn’t be a smoker. Times are different from 20 yrs ago when I started smoking. It’s not as easy to buy a pack, smoke places and there is no cool factor anymore. When I was growing up I could walk into any store and purchase cigarettes with no questions asked. Now you have to be 19 yrs and show your government photo ID. And you can’t see what you’re purchasing because all cigarettes must be covered so the public can’t see.

Kids today are way more informed, educated and dissuaded about the harms of tobacco use. Continue reading

To Guilt or Not to Guilt

First an update on my last blag:  Since my last blog regarding gestational diabetes, I was retested and I do not have it, not even close. I should add that 20% of women who take the test have a “higher than normal levels” result the first time around and only 5% of those women actually have it upon re testing (also women 25 or younger are not even tested for this). Though this information was available to me before, I wasn’t hearing any of it at the time anyways.

To Guilt or Not to Guilt

I have always thought anti-smoking campaigns that use guilt to get people to quit smoking are coercive and ineffective. The more I feel like a jerk > the more I feel alienated from people > the more I want to smoke. Continue reading