Smoking Gun

I came across this story that was in the news.

 Two drunks were messing around when one challenged the other to shoot him with cigarette butts. He wanted to see what it would feel like! His friend loaded an antique rifle with cigarette butts, placing balck powder behind the butts so that they would be fired from the rifle. He then shot his friend from a distance of 2 metres. The butts penetrated the ribcage of the person who wanted to experience being shot by cigarette butts. He died of three cigarette butts penetrating the heart.

Fortunately we do not use this […]

Electronic Cigarettes

What are e-cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes contain an inhaler, an atomiser and nicotine suspended in propylene glycol and water.

 What do they look like? Like a normal cigarette including water vapour that resembles cigarette smoke. The products cost about $4 each and are approximately equivalent to one packet of cigarettes.

 Are they available? They are banned from sale in Victoria but are being sold online for personal use.

 Health risks? Authorities warn that ingestion of excessive nicotine can cause vomiting, breathing difficulties and, in extreme cases, death.

There is a chance that by using an e-cigarette when you are stressed will cause your stress levels […]

Smoking Sends Your Love Life Up in Smoke

For much of the last century, smoking was highly glamorised in glossy magazines, billboards and movies. Rugged, chain-smoking sex symbols like the ‘Marlboro Man’ suggested that sucking away on a cigarette could make men attractive to the opposite sex — and for many years they were right.

These days things are different. There’s nothing sexy about bad breath, stained fingernails and a total disregard for your partner’s lungs. Read on to find out just how smoking can send your love life up in smoke.

Your partner’s health

Remember, your smoking doesn’t only affect your health but the health of those you love too. […]

Set Yourself Up for Success

People who want to quit smoking often want to but set themselves up for failure, this may be consciously or unconsciously.

When people came to me at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba they can tell me all the reasons why they want to quit smoking but very few reasons why they cannot quit smoking.

In their minds they see that smoking is a crutch or a friend. Many people see that smoking is a way to help them destress. I have had many people from the Cleveland, Wynnum and Manly areas say to me that they cannot handle a stressful […]

Quit Smoking Now and Live 10 Years Longer

A new study says that if women quit smoking before the age of 30 they could almost completely reverse the impact of smoking, while those aged forty could stand to add at least ten years to their life.

It may surprise you to learn that, in both the US and the UK, smoking ranks higher than obesity as the leading cause of preventable deaths.

This fact has spurred UK researchers, funded by Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and the Medical Research Council, into conducting one of the largest studies ever undertaken into the effects of smoking and, crucially, the benefits of quitting.

To […]