e-ciggs not safe #smokefree

“There’s no such thing as a safe cigarette.” This is a line that has been used to describe menthols, filtered cigarettes, and slims, but it also applies to the latest product for smokers: electronic cigarettes. They have been widely heralded by users and manufacturers as a completely harmless smoking alternative, but there isn’t much research to back up that statement. Recent studies have shown that they still contain tiny particles that can irritate lung tissue and could cause disease.
Read more at Science News

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Social Smoker? #smokefree

You have a cigarette once in a while, but only when you’re out with buddies.
Roughly one in five smokers lights up less than once a day. But even the guy who sticks to a few cigarettes on weekends suffers a drop in arterial function and blood flow all week long, shows a University of Georgia study. That may be why “social smokers” appear to suffer from heart disease and other adverse health conditions just like full-time puffers, finds a study in the journal Circulation.

Men’s Health reports.

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Time to sweat it out #smokefree

So I have decided to continue to fight my (still ridiculously strong) cravings with Bikram Yoga. Have heard many great things about it.

No doubt about it, quitting is hard. My husband has started smoking socially again (although blames the beer). It can be a constant battle to stay off the suckers!

Join me at Bikram or check out some of these other methods for quitting. Whatever works I say!

Bury the evidence

“I once wrapped packs of cigarettes in a plastic bag and buried them in a flower pot on the back porch so that I would have to dig them up, extract a cigarette, and rebury the pack every time I wanted a smoke. That was 18 years ago!” — Pat Owens, Valley Stream, N.Y

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Quotes of the Week #smokefree

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“It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying.”

Christy Turlington

“A nonsmoker is forced to find food, but for a smoker breakfast can be a cigarette and a cup of bad coffee.”
~ Brock Fiant.