The Devastating Impact of Cigarette Butts on the Environment

Back in August of last year we ran with an info graphic called Smoking in 2016 – Where Are We Now? that was created by Steve at Purplebox Vapours. It focused 100% on tobacco cigarettes with no mention of vaping. Steve’s back again today with another info graphic called The … Continue reading

Smoke Just a Little Bit? It’ll Still Kill You

Cigarettes Superbug

Are you the kind of person that just smokes “every once in a while” or “just when you drink”? According to a recent study there is NO safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. According to the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers say, “While people who smoke between one and 10 … Continue reading

Smoking in 2016 – Where Are We Now?

Smoking in 2016 Infographic

I ran across this info graphic the other day and I wanted to share it. It’s called Smoking in 2016 – Where Are We Now? It was created by Steve at Purplebox Vapours. As you know I’m not a big fan of vaping necessarily, but Steve’s infographic focuses 100% on … Continue reading

Profit Margins On Tobacco Products

Smokeless & Cigarette Profit Margins

If you’ve ever tried to do research on Big Tobacco you’ll learn rather quickly that finding reliable and recent information is pretty difficult. This particular chart is pretty old (2013) but I ran across it today and wanted to share it. This chart from Morgan Stanley shows which packaged consumer goods enjoy … Continue reading

Children Exposed To Tobacco Smoke At Increased Risk For COPD

Smoking Baby

Passive smoking (second hand smoke) can jump start Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among children. COPD is any disorder that restricts or obstructs bronchial airflow. In the case of COPD, the block is permanent and worsens over time. Research suggests two ways of how COPD begins. “First is the common fast decline … Continue reading

People Smoking Less. Why Have Tobacco Shops Doubled?

Tobacco Shops

Smoking in the U.S. has been declining for decades, but retailers specializing in tobacco sales (smokeless, cigars, etc.) are not struggling… far from it.  Sales are booming! Between 1998 and 2012, the number of tobacco shops in America has doubled to more than 9,000. This growth has coincided with increased cigarette … Continue reading

Cigarettes Make Superbugs Stronger

Cigarettes Superbug

Written by Melissa Breyer – Mother Nature Network See original article here Cigarettes make superbugs stronger (and e-cigarettes aren’t much better) Both cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor increase the virulence of potentially life-threatening bacteria while also decreasing the body’s ability to fight them, new study finds. If superbugs could talk, they’d … Continue reading

Anti-smoking Efforts In Ohio Back In Focus

Anti-smoking efforts in Ohio back in focus

Officials redouble efforts to prevent tobacco use from reigniting Written by Misti Crane – The Columbus Dispatch – http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/02/28/back-in-focus.html Elizabeth Pritchard lit her first cigarette in high school out of boredom, a longing for acceptance, rebellion. The usual. She didn’t give any thought to her health. Now, the German Village resident is 25, has … Continue reading