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  • Not Just Blowing Smoke

    By Tamer Abouras   One of the great fallacies we sometimes entertain is the idea that smoking as a tempting boogeyman — particularly for curious adolescents — is largely a thing of the past, thanks to effective PSAs.   The unfortunate truth of the matter, as we’ve covered in this blog recently, is that all smoking (including ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 6, 2016
  • LUNGevity Launches #ThisIsHope Campaign

    By Tamer AbourasCancer occupies a singular, ugly space in the hearts and minds of many. Those few unaffected — at least tangentially — by the disease dread the mere mention of it ever coming to their door. Those who have been affected, either personally or through the battle of a loved one, know all too well the grim prospects and unimaginably ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 29, 2016
  • Attack of the Ads

    By Tamer Abouras   There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration by a completely remote, distributed workforce. For writers and editors, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on January 8, 2016
  • Vaporizing the E-Cigarette Myth

    By Tamer Abouras In a BBC television adaptation of Anne Bronte’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” there is an insightful quote that ironically does not appear in the novel itself: “We are all too eager to think our pleasures must be blessed.” Pulling back from the spiritual context of that point, it could be translated into plain speech as “we’re ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 9, 2015
  • Lights Out

    By Tamer Abouras It’s hard to believe that until only fairly recently, indoor smoking was still alive and well. Even at restaurants, a host asking if you would prefer to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section was standard. In recent years, however, awareness about the dangers of smoking has led to stricter legislation, self-imposed bans by ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on November 6, 2015
  • CVS Funds Smoking Cessation Program for Veterans, Others

    Easter Seals is marking World No Tobacco Day on May 31, by launching a national smoking cessation program to help veterans, people with disabilities and caregivers live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Funding for the new program is supported by a $400,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation. CVS stopped selling cigarettes in its stores ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 28, 2015
  • Study: Smoking Cessation Saves Lives -- and Money

    We all know helping smokers to quit saves lives, but new research provides hard evidence that states can reap favorable economic benefits by getting people to kick the habit. Released this week, the American Lung Association study provides a nationwide cost-benefit analysis that compares the costs to society of smoking with the economic benefits ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on September 15, 2010
  • CDC: Smoking in Movies Still a Problem

    Smoking in films is getting mixed reviews, according to a new CDC report. The number of tobacco incidents (occurrences of tobacco use) in top-grossing movies peaked in 2005, then declined by approximately half through 2009, representing the first time a decline of that duration and magnitude has been observed. However, nearly half of popular ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 24, 2010