For the first time, the federal government will directly attack the nation’s tobacco addiction with a series of advertisements highlighting the
grisly toll of smoking, a campaign that federal health officials hope will renew the stalled decline in the share of Americans who smoke.
For the first time the federal government is paying for anti smoking campaign nationwide. This campaign are video clips of former smokers and the
damage that smoking related disease has done to there bodies. Here are some videos from this campaign:
I started smoking at 15 years old. I have a host of excuses why I started and most of those sound stupid today. As life went by I watched my father
die, it took ten years and 27 surgeries before smoking finally killed him yet I continued to smoke.
I was a heavy smoker, I obsessed about smoking, I would plan my days around supporting the habit, I was a slave to the tobacco industry and to sin
taxes. I smoked between 2 and 3 packs a day.
My father died at 57 years old and my grand father died at 56 years old, both smoking related deaths.
If I didn't do something about smoking I would not live much longer. Im turning 43 years old next month and I'm now a none smoker.
I bought 2 electronic cigarettes, the kind you can refill cartridges with nicotine juice one of these cigs was a portable device the other plugged
into my computer. I made a stick vow that I would never smoke another cig again and if I wanted nicotine I would get it from a electric one.
My theory was with all the additives they put in cigarettes I assumed the electronic ones would not be as addictive and I was right. The first week I
puffed and puffed on these things attempting to satisfy the craving from real smokes, this didn't work, but I noticed after around 2 week into this
the cravings for nicotine were not as intense as they were. There was still a craving but not near as bad as you get from regular smokes.
My goal was to go 21 days without a real smoke and I succeeded, my next goal was to quit the electronic smokes 21 days after this. I didn't want to
trade one habit for another, my goal was to never put another dime towards nicotine of any kind.
After 2 weeks into this experiment my portable smoke died so I was only left with the one that plugged into my usb port on my computer, so I could
only use it at home. This ended up helping me quit over all as I noticed when I spent time away from the house the cravings I had for nicotine was
nothing compared to the craving for real smokes.
Anyway I'm now a official non smoker, I have not ingested any nicotine of any kind for a couple of weeks now and I feel great!!!!! I still have
cravings but nothing like I once had.
Im not plugging for electronic smokes as the ones I bought broke and was not very dependable, but if you want to know the brand just u2u me.
If you smoke you need to quit, If I can do this any one can do this!!!!
I am a smoker, and I know it can be hell to quit. For me, though, it is not a matter of health risks. I KNOW they are horrible for the body, but it
doesn't bother me. (I know it should) See, I don't drink alcohol, so I see a cigarette as the equivalent of having a beer when stressed. I have
never gotten bad enough to smoke more than a pack a day, mainly due to financial reasons.
I know if I continue to smoke, it will probably be the death of me. I know I will die regardless, so to me, the cigarette is something that helps
make my ride through life more bearable. (that's not to say if I didn't have smokes I would drop into despair, but still)
But, again, congratulations on not only saving your life, but your wallet.
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I was trying to eat dinner the other night and one of these came on... Plus i'm a smoker. The funny thing is I lost my appitite and went and had a
smoke. Think these ad's work? Yes if your trying to lose weight. The government needs to mind there own damn business.
I don't understand why it just can't be left alone. If you have a problem with my smoke, then go away. Just like if I have a problem if you smell, I
will..... go away. Why I won't go to the bar anymore. Instead of smelling like cigarettes and booze, it now smells like moldy old beer, and stinky
dirty floors. Its just gross. So guess what......... I DON"T GO. And as far as the health part is concerned, I think the song sums it up.
I for one stand against this. With all the tobacco lobbyists in government this is simply hypocrisy. If you dont want to die from lung cancer smoke
REAL tobacco, from a crop, without the added arsonic and nicotine.
Question: Why does the government allow tobacco companies to put arsonic in cigarettes? The answer is to ignore the question and fund anti tobacco
campaigns as if tobacco was the scapegoat and not arsonic.
P.s. Not a smoker just using some common sense.
Heres another question: wont the government worry that this anti tobacco campaign will cut into their cigarette tax? Hypocrites.
Smokers could use this bit of "motivation" anyways. Especially if the RIDICULOUSLY expensive price of cigarettes hasnt made them give it up yet.
You almost need a second job just to support a smoking habit nowadays with the price of cigarettes.
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