Tagged with " smoking"
13 Apr
2015

How Smokers Support Slavery

Smokers only harm themselves – right? I mean the passive smoking thing is pretty much dead now that smoking indoors is largely prohibited. Pregnant smoking Mums-to-be generally make the effort to stop or cut down during pregnancy. You might think that just about covers it – but it doesn’t. Thousands upon thousands of workers are being damaged every day in the tobacco industry. Do you know, for example, how much a 9-year old child gets paid for manufacturing 1000 cigarettes? Why a 10-year old might be chained to a cigarette manufacturing machine? Or what a Malawian family earns for a whole year’s tobacco crop from their farm?

12 Jul
2012

You Don’t Have To Gain Weight When You Quit Smoking

Recently published research seems to have proven what smokers fear most – they will get fat if they give up cigarettes. But, as always it pays to have a closer look at what the ‘experts’ seem to be saying. And just remember, there are a lot of people who are fat who don’t smoke, and a lot of people who don’t smoke who are slim. Maybe, just maybe, smoking has nothing to do with it.

6 May
2010

Stop Smoking – You Can Do It If Only You Believe You Can

Giving up smoking is, for some, the most difficult thing in the world. But that's because they are trying to give up the wrong thing. They try to give up cigarettes. Instead they should be giving up…

30 Apr
2010

Is Nicotine Really Addictive?

The one single factor that makes it difficult to give up cigarettes is the belief, by the smoker, that they are addicted to nicotine. They believe this because when they smoke they sometimes find it pleasurable. They find other things in their lives pleasurable too, but they don't regard themselves as addicted to those. Why? Because no one is telling them they are addicted to other pleasurable pursuits. So who is telling the smokers this and why…