Not Smart to Smoke #smokefree

“Have ever had a cigarette break at work to clear your head? Well, you may be doing just the opposite.

New research shows that smoking cigarette thins the cortex of the brain, used for decision making, problem solving, control of purposeful behaviours, consciousness, and emotions.”

Business Insider reports.

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You really stink #smokefree

A budding English actress recently shared this video with me via Twitter. Pretty decent reminder of how smelly us smokers can be. Especially to our darling little ones.

Hope you like it.

(oh, and yes – I am still #smokefree)

Many thanks @livviluvvi

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.