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Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

  New research suggests that mindfulness meditation helps people to reduce tobacco use and manage stress, according to scientists Michael Posner and Yi-Yuan Tang. It has long been established that addiction to drugs, alcohol, and even cigarettes involves a specific area of the brain related to self-control. This area, which is located in the fronto-median cortex, has been studied by researchers using brain scans and other brain imaging methods. In a recent study conducted by scientists at … Read entire article »

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Smoking Leads to Poor Job Performance

  Cigarette smokers tend to believe their smoking improves their job performance.  This is due to the temporary, stimulating effects of the nicotine.  In reality, studies show that smoking leads to poor job performance. Hazardous Health Effects of Smoking We all know that smoking cigarettes is very detrimental to one’s health.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 443,000 deaths (though this number is heavily disputed), or nearly one of every five deaths, each year in the United States.  More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.  Those who smoke are more likely to suffer cardiovascular disease, serious respiratory damage, and … Read entire article »

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Tobacco Lawsuit

There was once a time when smoking was considered sexy. A single cigarette was considered a luxury. Television would advertise cigarette companies targeting “decent and respectable” women. “I’d walk a mile for a Camel,” was a slogan used for Camel cigarettes. Today many commercials on television are making fun of tobacco companies and their products. There are commercials to catch the attention of everyone from kids to adults. There are “Truth” commercials that state statistics of the negative consequences of smoking, and there is the sarcastic “Shards O Glass” commercial. It is safe to say the community at large does not promote cigarette smoking as it used to, in fact it downs it and advises against it. It is fortunate for today’s society that kids aren’t … Read entire article »

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High Cigarette Prices Means Fewer Smokers

As the cigarette prices increase in California, fewer people are purchasing cigarettes. According to the most recent fiscal year, sales in cigarettes have declined dramatically. In 1999, there was an 11.9% decline in cigarette purchases, and now the fiscal for 2009 is at 8.1%. This is the best decline California has seen in a very long time. The fiscal in 1980 with 2.8 billion packs, the sales in cigarettes is at 65.6% to 972 million packs. People are smoking less and less and this kind of decline has not been heard of since 1985. Health risks and stricter restrictions on where people are allowed to smoke did have an impact on the decline. However the cigarettes have gotten to be more expensive, about 18.6% more expensive since November 2009. In February of … Read entire article »

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