Stress & Cigarette-Free Family Gatherings

- https://www.quitterscircle.com/story/7-tips-for-stress-free-cigarette-free-family-gatherings -

Quitters Circle “We all know that the holidays are a special time to visit with family. But we also know that getting the gang back together can be…well…stressful!”

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Budget Agreement Protects Health

- http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2015_12_16_budget -

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Dec. 16 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – The budget agreement reached by congressional negotiators delivers critical victories for America’s kids and health over the tobacco industry by rejecting proposals to greatly weaken FDA oversight of electronic cigarettes and cigars and slash funding for the CDC’s programs…

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America's Health Rankings

- http://www.americashealthrankings.org/ALL/Smoking -

The United Health Foundation published their annual report, America’s Health Rankings.

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Study on Major Determinants of Smoking Cessation

- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26633704 -

“Understanding mechanisms underlying smoking-related factors should be prioritized in establishing smoking prevention and cessation policy. The aim of this study was to identify factors significantly associated with smoking initiation and/or smoking cessation as well as the most important determinants of successful smoking cessation in a developed non-Western setting.”

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Chemical Flavorings in E-Cigarettes Linked to Lung Disease

- http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/12/popcorn-lung-seen-in-e-cigarette-smokers/ -

“Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75 percent of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.”

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Tips From Former Smokers Campaign

- http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/resources/index.html -

The beginning of a new year is a great time to quit smoking. The Tips From Former Smokers campaign from the CDC has many great videos and tools to use to help others quit.

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The Rise of China's Puff Daddies

- http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/11/the-rise-of-chinas-puff-daddies-the-worlds-biggest-smokers/ -

The Rise Of China’s “Puff Daddies”, The World’s Biggest Smokers by Jeffrey Towson Question: What do you get when you combine the world’s biggest smokers with the world’s most polluted cities? Answer: You get 20M super-smoking and soon-to-be-sick men. A group I call China’s “puff daddies”.

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