Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wellness Wednesday

Continuing with my recurring theme of New Year's resolutions, one that many people make is to quit smoking.  Often, this resolution falls apart within the first couple of weeks and then people give up, feeling like failures.  If you made that resolution and didn't stick with it, it's not too late.  Every day is a new beginning.  If you can't do it alone, get help.  For starters, contact your local hospital to see if it has a program you can join.  For online help, has a list of links to online forums and in-person groups.

During my reading last night, I stumbled upon this startling information, "Smoking tobacco constitutes the most dangerous form of substance abuse in the world.  Damage from it dwarfs that of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin....It is estimated that by 2030, if present trends continue, tobacco will be the biggest cause of death in the world, with 10 million fatalities a year."*  If that's not sobering information, I don't know what is.

*Source:  It's All for Sale:  The Control of Global Resources by James Ridgeway

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