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04/29] U.S. STATES -  NOT SPENDING TOBACCO FUNDS ON SMOKING 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When states wrested billions of dollars from the tobacco industry to pay for the ill effects of smoking, renovating a morgue wasn't exactly what public health advocates had in mind.  But morgue construction in 
North Dakota, along with sidewalk repairs in Los Angeles, car tax reductions in Rhode Island and teacher retirement
funds in Oklahoma are among the myriad ideas that have surfaced in state governments for spending the $206 billion in tobacco settlement funds the big cigarette companies will pay out over 25 years.

Some anti-tobacco groups are appalled, and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and the American Heart Association released a report Thursday tracking state spending blueprints so far, and urging the federal government to step in.
``Unless the states reverse course, the real losers will be our nation´s children and the states´ taxpayers who will pay
to care for another generation of sick adults lured into tobacco addiction in their teens,´´ said Cass Wheeler of the American Heart Association.  The groups have not demanded that the states use all the money on tobacco prevention and smoking cessation, and they said some of the other spending plans -- college scholarships, public health, school
repairs -- were laudable.  But they said that failing to devote adequate money to anti-smoking programs was squandering
a historic opportunity, particularly when some states like California and Oregon are demonstrating that those programs
can work.

The Senate in March went on record supporting the states' rights to spend the money as they see fit and rejecting any federal claim to a share of the money under Medicaid law.  The House has not yet taken a stand, and the issue is now tied up in an emergency spending bill for Central American hurricane relief which in turn has gotten entangled in the debate over emergency spending for Kosovo.

Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, said the mounting evidence that the states are not doing what they said they would may shift the debate in the Senate. But the vote last time was 71-29, so change is an uphill battle.  According to the 
report, only a few states have dedicated substantial amounts of the money to new anti-smoking or tobacco farm aid programs.  They include Washington, Maryland, Montana and, surprisingly since it is a tobacco-growing state, Virginia.  Eight other states are considering aggressive anti-smoking programs but  decisions aren't final.

However, 16 states have decided to spend from zero to less than two percent of the funds on smoking prevention. And most other states have either enacted or are considering plans that either reject smoking programs altogether, lump them into bigger public health pots that may or may not end up addressing smoking, or put off decisions until next year.

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Cigarette addiction
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To all those quitting smoking, this is an interesting site.  There's a program that
will track the days, the hours, the $$, the # of cigarettes, etc.  It's an easy way
to monitor your progress.
Stop Site for Stop Smoking Support

CLICK HERE

Tobacco (cigarettes) are an addictive product...........FACT  -  Tobacco Companies are the supplier. The dealer.
The pusher of the addictive Smokes.........................FACT

If you purchase any drug dealers product, you are placing your life in their hands......................FACT

And If you choose to smoke their product, it is evident that you care as little about your own health as
they have proven they do....................FACT

I think we can plea that case,  as we all made the decision to smoke based on their lies about their

product.  So, we decided, whether consciously or unconsciously to take our chances with fate.  We threw

caution to the wind and the dice came up craps for most of us.  But it is a real cop out to try to pin the

entire blame on anyone else.  But, then again that would be the easy way out if it were true.

The Boo Mistress,
Olivija

STOPSMOKING - WHY AND HOW

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HAVE YOU HEARD THAT
Epilepsy drug may help kick nicotine addiction

   The following was on the front page of the Personal Technology
section of the Sunday Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
 

   "It's not often a tobacco company tries to teach people how to quit
smoking.  Still, Brown & Williamson, a unit of British American Tobacco
PLC, which makes Kool cigarettes and other brands, has a section called
'Quitting Smoking' on its Web site (http://www.brownandwilliamson.com)
alongside information on matters like organizing your community to
prevent smoking bans.

   The item went on the Web in May, and has received 150 to 200 visitors a
month.  'We wanted to help people who want to quit,' said Sharon Boyse of
Brown & Williamson.  'That may sound unlikely, but no manufacturer wants
people to be in the position of using the product if they don't want to.'

   The information, which was culled from other Web sites, including the American
Cancer Society's, as well as academic studies, notes readers may have
been 'persuaded by the media that you're now an addict and that therefore,
quitting is impossible.'  It points out 45 million people have quit.
It lists techniques, from drugs to hypnosis, that may be helpful."
 

CLICK HERE

Cigarettes Are Like Drugs

GENEVA (AP) -- Cigarettes should be treated as a drug and subject to the same rules that apply to
other forms of nicotine, such as patches and chewing gum, said the World Health Organization chief.

"A cigarette is a euphemism for a cleverly crafted product that delivers just the right amount of
nicotine to keep its user addicted for life before killing the person," WHO director-general
Gro Harlem Brundtland told a meeting of the International Conference of
Drug Regulatory Authorities in Berlin.

She said it did not stand to reason that harmful nicotine in cigarettes was sold freely, while
prescriptions were needed for therapeutic nicotine sold as a pharmaceutical.  Tobacco kills
4 million people every year, more than 70 percent of them in developing countries, according
to WHO figures. In the first quarter of the next century, the number of deaths will rise to 10 million
and become "the single largest contributor to the global burden of disease," Brundtland said.

Brundtland said the WHO would convene a high-level meeting of international regulators to assess
"the extent to which the tobacco industry had subverted science and used false advertising and
promotional tactics to veil nicotine addiction as an act of free choice."



 
 

The Quit Net
The QuitNet helps smokers kick their nicotine addiction. This free service is a joint project of Join Together, a program of the Boston University School of Public Health, and the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program.
Counselors from American Cancer Society's Quitline participate in The QuitNet's forums.

CLICK HERE

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Tobacco Use & Health Risks and Benefits of Using Tobacco

 The benefits of using tobacco, as perceived by users.

 Tobacco helps me deal with stressful situations.
 Tobacco provides a pleasurable and enjoyable break during work or play.
 Tobacco helps me relax and unwind from stress.
 Tobacco helps me cope with unpleasant and painful situations or feelings.
 Tobacco helps me prevent unpleasant nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
 Tobacco helps me deal with an overstimulating environment.
 Tobacco keeps me from feeling bored, depressed or anxious.
 Tobacco increases my enjoyment of pleasant experiences.
 Tobacco provides enjoyable physical sensations.
 Tobacco gives me something to do with my hands.
 Tobacco increases my comfort in social situations.
 Tobacco helps me focus and concentrate.
 Tobacco makes me feel as if I am more productive.

 The Drawbacks (As Perceived by Users)

 I am worried that it is bad for my health and will eventually cause my death.
 My breath, clothes, hair, home and car smell bad.
 I hate the smelly ashtrays, spittoons and mess that come with a tobacco habit.
 I am tired of ruining my clothes, furniture and car with burns and stains from my tobacco use.
 I get out of breath more easily.
 My stamina has decreased.
 Tobacco costs too much already, and it's going to cost even more.
 Tobacco use is less socially acceptable than it used to be, and I am more uncomfortable
about using tobacco in public.
I am worried that my tobacco use might be a health risk to others, especially my children and pets.
 I have more frequent colds, coughs, sore throats, and/or asthma attacks.
 I feel I am setting a bad example for my children or significant other.
 Some people do not want to be my friend because I use tobacco.
 I am dependent on tobacco, and changing my habit is going to be very hard.

 The Health Risks of Using Tobacco

 Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
 Loss of vocal range and singing ability
 Increased risk of fire, injury, automobile accidents
 Allergies
 Tooth stains, tooth loss and gum disease
 Reduced immunity
 Upper respiratory diseases like colds, flu, sinus infections, bronchitis and pneumonia
 Asthma attacks
 Cataracts
 Hearing loss
 Heart disease
 Emphysema
 Lung cancer
 Prostate cancer (men)
 Pancreatic cancer
 Bladder cancer
 Mouth and throat cancers
 Lymphomas
 Stroke
 Raynaud's Syndrome
 Burger's Disease
 Osteoporosis
 Ulcers
 Osteoporosis
 Gangrene and limb loss in diabetics
 Poorer prognosis for survival following surgery

 Improving Your Health - Health-Enhancing Suggestions for Tobacco Users

 Reduce or quit your tobacco use.
 Use tobacco with the conscious awareness of when and why you are using.
 Breathe deeply, often.
 Drink lots of water and other caffeine-free beverages.
 Eat a well-balanced diet.
 Get regular aerobic, toning and stretching exercise.
 Learn to identify your stress barometers, and identify three to five effective
stress management strategies.
 Develop a good support system of family and friends.
 Cultivate a good sense of humor.
 Avoid getting too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired (Remember: H.A.L.T.)
 Give yourself adequate rest and sleep.
 

 Debora J. Orrick, M.A., LCDC, CTAC-ACP
 Tom Ferguson, M.D.

  A National Legal-Action Antismoking Organization
  Entirely Supported by Tax-Deductible Contributions
Action on Smoking and Health

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Foreword by Patrick Reynolds

                                                CIGARETTES, CIGARETTES -  The Dirty Rotten Truth About Tobacco

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                                 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) FOR ALT.SUPPORT.STOP-SMOKING
                                                              Techniques, Troubleshooting, and Tips
                                          The urge will pass whether you smoke or not.- unknown
                                          The urge will pass whether you kill or not.- Graham King

Why is quitting smoking so difficult?
This is pretty lengthy reading but, well worth it and there is a surprise letter from
Sty Stallone half way through the letter. Don't ruin it by FF.   Wait for it all to unfold.
Do all of this reading instead of lighting up.  LOL


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Stages in the life of a Smoker

Ignorance is bliss Era
Smoker views self as invincible, immortal, destined to be the one smoker who never
experiences any significant health problems. The blissful smoker never smells the stench,
never notices the yellow teeth,  honestly believes that there is nothing wrong with smoking.

Uh-Oh, Is that ME coughing Era
Characterized by strong attempts to sure up the walls of denial despite the growing
realization that it doesn't look like there EVER will be one smoker who never experiences
significant health problems. This smoker is at the age where at least one important person
in his or her life has died as a direct result of smoking cigarettes. Decides to take up
exercise to prove that cigarettes are not having an effect. Begins to get that nagging
feeling back in the "this is really stupid" part of the brain.

I'll just quit Era
Characterized by sudden nicotine withdrawal followed rapidly by total withdrawal of family
and friends as former smoker terrorizes anyone who comes within fifteen feet. The refrigerator
becomes an only friend.  Within a month, cigarettes are bought only to save the marriage and
"take off some of this weight".

I can control it Era
Characterized by extreme efforts to control nicotine intake. May attempt to supplement
cigarettes with other nicotine products such as chew, nicorette, pipes, or patches.  Usually
overdoses at least once after putting on the 21 mg patch, chewing two pieces of nicorette,
and then saying, "what the heck...one cigarette won't kill me". Begins to make rules.......
Only smoke in the car....Only smoke with other people who smoke.....Only smoke when the
sun is up.....Only smoke outside....Only smoke standing on head while drinking water.......
etc.,  etc., etc.....

Oh Hell...so I'm a smoker Era
Characterized by total cessation of rules and control  mechanisms.Subject proceeds to smoke
like a chimney, muttering and cursing the day the put those damned warnings on the packs....

Praying to be willing Era
Smoker wants to smoke but doesn't want to be a smoker. Begins to pray for the willingness to
quit. This stage is characterized by a faint glimmer of hope.

Surrender to win Era
Smoker gives up....doesn't want to smoke...doesn't know how to quit.  Is willing to do whatever it
takes to be free of this addiction. Finds other people who are quitting or have quit that offer love,
support, and guidance through this process. Begins to feel like a winner. Knows that even if he
or she slips back a step or two on the evolutionary scale, that freedom is within reach and we're
all there for each other. Together we can all be free.
 
 

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