Quotes of the Week #smokefree

“You’re always better off if you quit smoking; it’s never too late.”
Loni Anderson

“Cigarettes, I won’t do cigarettes, nicotine will kill ya.”
Tommy Chong

“I’m more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I’ve done in my life, including winning an Oscar.”
Christine Lahti

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Smokers are a Dying Breed #smokefree

This is a fantastic metric map that demonstrates the decline in cigarette sales from 1970 til 2012. We really are a dying breed!

- Source ‘The Tax Burden of Tobacco, Vol 47 2012′ (and thanks to Erica Lehmann for passing this along).

Get a Car for Quitting #smokefree

Now here is an idea to encourage people to quit smoking.

Give them a car!

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Or cash $$$.

That’s what the Canadian Cancer Council did.

Quotes of the Week #smokefree

“I don’t smoke and I don’t want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films.”
Edward Norton

“There are no crowds out there demanding to see smoking scenes in movies.”
Joe Eszterhas

“If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them.”
Loni Anderson

“The best way to stop smoking is to just stop – no ifs, ands or butts.”
– Edith Zittler

And thanks to the Geelong Advertiser for publishing an article encouraging the community to take advantage of the Cats Don’t Smoke app to kick the habit. And for the photo – which is now featured on my blog.

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R-Rated? #smokefree

“Filmmakers depict all sorts of antisocial, unhealthy and even dangerous realities that we might expect in society. That doesn’t mean the behaviour is desirable or that the filmmaker is endorsing the behaviour.”

So do you think movies depicting smoking should be given an R rating? Simon Chapman, University of Sydney reports in The Conversation.