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Cigarette Butts

Cigarette Butts are Environmentally Toxic and are Considered the Most Littered Item in the World.

Environmentalists have attacked the targets methodically, attempting to eliminate or reduce significant sources of ocean pollution such as plastic bags, eating utensils, and, most recently, drinking straws. This year, more than a dozen coastal cities banned plastic straws. Many more are considering bans, including California and Hawaii. But did you know that the cigarette butt …

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King James and Tobacco

King James I Strongly Objected to the Cultivation of Tobacco in British Colonies. He Claimed That it was Harmful to the Brain and Dangerous to the Lungs. This was 350 Years Before the US Reported that Smoking Had Negative Effects on Our Health.

More than 8 million people die yearly from the tobacco crisis. It is one of the most significant risks to global public health. This figure includes roughly 1.2 million fatalities from exposure to secondhand smoke. But did you know who initially objected to the use of tobacco? Before the US acknowledged that smoking severely impacts …

King James I Strongly Objected to the Cultivation of Tobacco in British Colonies. He Claimed That it was Harmful to the Brain and Dangerous to the Lungs. This was 350 Years Before the US Reported that Smoking Had Negative Effects on Our Health. Read More »

Cigar

What Do Actors Actually Smoke in Movies?

While smoking is a dangerous habit, there is something about it that instantly makes a person feel cool. This is especially true when the character is supposed to be rebellious, famous, or just super cool. That’s why it’s common in movies to see someone playing a character with that description smoking a cigarette. The question …

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Finches

How Do Birds Keep Pests and Parasites Away?

Birds are renowned for designing their nest with vegetation rich in compounds that keep them away from parasites. But one unlikely component may actually help birds keep their nest pest free.  The nicotine in the cigarettes help keeps the parasite away. Some urban birds like finches and sparrows use cigarette butts as a form of …

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Why Do Tobacco Companies Spend the Most on Advertising in January?

Generally, the tobacco industry advertises cigarette smoking the whole year-round. However, most tobacco companies tend to allot most of their annual marketing budget to the first month of the year. Did you ever wonder why?  One of the main reasons tobacco companies focus on advertising in January is because many people attempt to quit smoking …

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Walter Breuning stopped smoking cigars at age 103 because they became too expensive. At age 108, he began smoking cigars again after receiving a lot of gifts of cigars. He ultimately ended up living to age 114.5 and was the second-last verified surviving man born in the 1800s.

Walter Breuning Walter Breuning (September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011) was an American supercentenarian who was the oldest recognized living man in the world between July 18, 2009 and his death. As of 2021, Breuning was the third-oldest verified American man ever, behind Danish-born Christian Mortensen and Mathew Beard, as well as the second-oldest …

Walter Breuning stopped smoking cigars at age 103 because they became too expensive. At age 108, he began smoking cigars again after receiving a lot of gifts of cigars. He ultimately ended up living to age 114.5 and was the second-last verified surviving man born in the 1800s. Read More »

The tobacco industry managed to shift blame of people falling asleep with lit cigarettes away from their products onto beds and sofas being too flammable getting the government to force flame retardants into all sorts of home products that now are linked to cancer etc.

Tobacco industry linked to proliferation of flame retardants in American homes According to the Chicago Tribune, Big Tobacco is behind the proliferation of flame retardants packed into household products. Flame retardants are a family of synthetic chemicals designed to help petroleum-based materials resist catching fire. Today, flame retardants are so ubiquitous they can be found …

The tobacco industry managed to shift blame of people falling asleep with lit cigarettes away from their products onto beds and sofas being too flammable getting the government to force flame retardants into all sorts of home products that now are linked to cancer etc. Read More »

When France increased the price of cigarettes by 66% over an eight-year period, the smoking rate among French executives and professionals declined. However, the smoking rate among manual laborers remained about the same and among the unemployed, it increased.

“It’s All We Got Left”. Why Poor Smokers are Less Sensitive to Cigarette Price Increases Go to: Abstract In France, between 2000 and 2008, concurrently to the increase in cigarette price, we observed an increasing social differentiation of cigarette smoking: smoking prevalence decreased among executive managers and professional occupations, it remained stable among manual workers, …

When France increased the price of cigarettes by 66% over an eight-year period, the smoking rate among French executives and professionals declined. However, the smoking rate among manual laborers remained about the same and among the unemployed, it increased. Read More »

People who quit smoking before the age of 40 may live as long as people who never smoked at all. Researchers found a smoker loses roughly 10 years of life to the habit but regained most of that time if they quit before 40. The benefit is increased the sooner before 40 you quit.

People who quit smoking by 40 may live as long as people who never smoked Research has shown that smoking can chop at least 10 years off a person’s lifespan. However, a new study suggests that smokers who quit before the age of 40 may be able to live as long as people who never …

People who quit smoking before the age of 40 may live as long as people who never smoked at all. Researchers found a smoker loses roughly 10 years of life to the habit but regained most of that time if they quit before 40. The benefit is increased the sooner before 40 you quit. Read More »