Smoking is bad for you, mkay? But if you’ve got to get a nicotine fix, an electronic cigarette isn’t a bad way to go. Just vapor and nicotine without all the thousands of other carcinogens, plus you can smoke them nearly anywhere. If you have an e-cig, which is your favorite? I’m a fan of V2 myself.
I recently turned 34, which meant that Ii had been smoking for as many years as I had not been smoking, so I decided to really try to quit. My doctor asked me a series of mental health questions, to which everything checked out, he gave me a scrip and I was good to go. I’ve had a couple friends who have had success on Chantix, but I’ve also heard the horror stories…
Skeptical? That’s what the report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal said— smoking may be beneficial to long-distance runners. Yet the report wasn’t condoning smoking for long-distance runners or any other athlete as much as it was showing how easy it is for scientists and the media that reports on science to cherry pick data to prove pretty much anything.
Today, the FDA unveiled its line of large and graphic cigarette warning labels that will grace packs of cigarettes starting in September of next year. Several other countries feature such graphic warnings that show things like rotting teeth, lung cancer and corpses.
It is definitely not the Marlboro Man.
"Designed to cover half of a pack’s surface area, the new labels are intended to spur smokers to quit by providing graphic reminders of tobacco’s dangers. The labels are required under a law passed last year that gave thethe power to regulate tobacco products for the first time.”