Tagged: cigarettes/smoking

VIDEO: How “Doubt” Prevents Serious Action On Climate Change

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Lately, I’ve been giving some thought to doubt. Doubt has been used a powerful tool too prevent people in the U.S. to disagree with climate change, to ignore all the warning signs of our mangled, destructive food system, and yes, to get people to still think our president is actually a Muslim.

In this video climaterealityproject.org shows the other times when doubt was used to sell folks on harmful products and even attack those who disagreed. The perfect correlation here is the cigarette companies claiming their products were safe when they knew better. Also, the example of DDT was used here. People were so convinced the insecticide was safe they sent threatening letters to scientist and writer Rachel Carson who wrote the powerful book, Silent Spring, and about the scourge they were to this planet. Due to the efforts of environmentalists the use of DDT was outlawed by Congress.

So what happened to the manufacturers of DDT? Did they go out of business? Nope, they reinvented themselves as biotech corporation Monsanto and now they engineer your food and they can vote since they are a person!

VIDEO: Study Finds Pot Smoking Better For Lungs Than Cigarettes, Pot Smokers Respond “I Told You So”

Wiz Khalifa Smoking marijuana

Not only has a recent study conducted by the University of Alabama Birmingham and U.C.–San Francisco found pot smoking is “better” for you than smoking tobacco but it also found pot smoking may also improve your lung capacity. That could possibly be caused by the stretching involved in taking deep tokes.

Where the news of this study says pot smoking is “better” for you in this case that means less harmful and not smoking anything is what’s better for you. There is a downside in this study though as slate.com reports:

“If you have lived more than 10 “joint years,” aka a joint a day for a decade, and smoked pot more than 20 times a month, your lung capacity decreased.”

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make To Change Your Life


In 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food and 5 More New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food I outlined some resolutions you could make (or goals you could set) to usher in 2012. Now, I’m making suggestions for areas in your life you that will help you change your life…and maybe the world. This time, there’s a little help from Family Guy. Continue reading

Japan’s Increasing Cost For A Cancerous Habit

Cigarette vending machines in Tokyo, Japan.

Regular smokers in Japan are about to experience a serious hike in the cost of cigarettes. The tax hikes are not intended to be temporary either; if Health Minister Yoko Komiyama is successful the hikes will annually increase by 100 yen ($1.30). The new average for a pack of cigarettes in Japan is 700 yen ($9.13). The assumed intention behind this price increase is to act as a deterrent to smokers, smokers in 2005 cost Japan 4.3 trillion ($56 billion) in medical costs and economic loss. For many Japanese citizens higher cost for such a dangerous habit should act as a catalyst for a healthier lifestyle.

Source: News on Japan

Pears and Apples May Help Lower Stroke Risk

A new study conducted by the American Heart Association found that eating fruits with white flesh could help lower the risk of having a stroke. Some white flesh fruits are pears, apples, and bananas.

White flesh fruits have two key ingredients that reduce the likelihood of having a stroke. One is fiber, Continue reading

Yet Another Reason To Put Down That Cigarette?

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If there wasn’t enough of a reason to stop smoking NYU has provided an additional reason. Apparently, second hand smoke is now being link to diminished hearing in children.

In the study conducted by NYU’s Medical School, it was noted that second hand smoke affects the blood supply to the ear. The diminished blood supply can eventually cause congenital deafness as the child ages.

Dr. Michael Wietzman of NYU sees a correlation between children’s hearing and their focus in school. He believes many children perceived as ‘trouble makers’ in actuality, just have difficulty hearing and thus lose interest in what’s occurring in the classroom. This would also explain the craze of over diagnosing children with ADD and ADHD.

DOWNLOAD: Tabi Bonney ft. Pusha T- “Make A Killin”


This money is nutritious
I’m licking green clean off the plate Young no dishes
I came to win
I don’t do pretend
And you don’t need to like me I don’t need no more new friends ~Tabi Bonney

Please note: Tabi Bonney already has thousands of friends on Facebook. Thank you.

Voicing the desires of everybody and their Mamas these days, DC rapper Tabi Bonney and man of the hour Pusha T collaborated on this nice and bouncy joint called “Make A Killin”. Continue reading

So Fresh Links 7-14-10: Model Ester Baxter Takes It Off For Oil Spill Awareness

That’s the whole point of this campaign…

We’re covering ourselves in oil to show that nobody or nothing can be as beautiful as their full potential when they are covered in this stuff.

I mean we have like a swimsuit thing going on but yeah it’s pretty much just oil. ~Ester Baxter, oil drenched urban model/actress, sometimes kickball player

Welcome to my ode to the Smoking Section’s “The Cooler” [1] type links post, however I’m sure I’ll be at a loss for semi nude models making environmental statements so the pics for these links posts will vary. Sorry fellas but you could get that anywhere. Continue reading

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