Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The leading cause of preventable death is often entangled in a financial web of neglect and deceit, according to the American Lung Association
Tuesday, January 29
The following press release was issued by the American Lung Association: Follow the trail of money misused by policymakers and strategically invested by Big Tobacco in the American Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control 2013" report released recently to discover how the leading cause of preventable death is often entangled in a financial web of neglect and deceit. Read more: The Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control" report tracks annual progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state level, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from the enormous toll tobacco use takes on lives and the economy. "We are faced with a deep-pocketed, ever-evolving tobacco industry that's …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The American Lung Association report gives Pennsylvania two failing grades.
The American Lung Association says Pennsylvania is not adequately funding programs to protect children and cut back on illnesses related to tobacco use. This comes as a result the recent release of the State of Tobacco Control 2013 report. This is the 11th year for the report which looks at how states and the federal government are spending their money on tobacco control programs. Related story: "Ex-Smoker: I'd Have Walked 5 Miles for a Camel" Pennsylvania received the following grades for 2012. "Pennsylvania must make it a priority to invest in programs that keep kids off tobacco and to help smokers quit,” says Deb Brown, president and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic, in a press release. “That starts with …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Quitting smoking could save your life in a way you may not know.
We have all heard smoking is a bad habit and not good for you. Children are taught in elementary school to not even begin smoking. And those who do smoke are encouraged to stop and lead a healthier lifestyle. I remember that when I was about 15, I tried smoking. It was awful…horrible. I still do not understand why people smoke and what makes them start such a bad habit in the first place, especially young children. It tastes and smells terrible. And whoever thought of taking a bunch of dried leaves, crushing them, rolling them into some paper, lighting it and puffing away on it? An Upper Milford man I know stopped smoking after nearly 45 years of puffing on cigars and cigarettes. I applaud him—it was quite a feat. He quit gradually—…