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Another reason to quit smoking: Cigarettes make deadly superbugs more powerful while degrading immunity

4/28/2015 - It has now been proven in laboratory testing that drug-resistant bacteria beat down your immune system if you smoke cigarettes, meaning the bacteria that are exposed to cigarette smoke are MORE resistant to your immune system, including MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the antibiotic-resistant...

'Formaldehyde in E-cigs' study a HOAX but still published in New England Journal of Medicine

4/23/2015 - It was all a scare tactic to keep smokers away from electronic cigarettes. It was a marketing strategy to retain market share for Big Tobacco. Here's how it went down. Some Portland State University scientists published a "peer-reviewed" letter in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) summarizing...

Cigarettes end life early for two out of every three smokers: New study published

4/1/2015 - More than 200,000 Australians -- smokers and non-smokers -- took part in a research study which ultimately revealed that death from cigarette use is much higher than doctors previously estimated. The journal BMC Medicine reported that smoking just 10 cigarettes daily doubles the chance of death. If...

Why are the toxins in cigarettes considered safe by "science" when you inject them into your blood?

3/27/2015 - It's no secret that inhaling cigarette smoke is hazardous to health. After all, cigarettes contain hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals, but it's when they're burned that the issue becomes horrifically magnified; the American Lung Association estimates that a cigarette produces upwards of 7,000 chemicals...

'Vaccines are safe' says the same profession that once swore cigarettes were safe, too

3/25/2015 - During and after the Vietnam War, manufacturers of the infamous chemical weapon "Agent Orange" claimed it was "completely safe" for human exposure. Thousands of war veterans came back to the US after trudging through the chem-laden brush in Vietnam only to find themselves dying of cancer. So the...

The worst science lies in history: Cigarettes are good for you, the earth is flat, GMO is healthy and vaccines prevent disease

3/24/2015 - Not too long ago, advertisements encouraged people to smoke and raise their children on sugar-laden drinks using pretty women, cute babies and doctors as catalysts that would hopefully reinforce such disturbing messages. For example, there used to be print ads showing a doctor smoking a cigarette,...

If toxins in cigarettes are unsafe to INHALE, then why are toxins in vaccines supposed to be safe to INJECT?

3/5/2015 12:09:55 PM - First, doctors were telling us that cigarettes were good for us and good for digestion. But we know better. Now, they're telling us that vaccines are safe. Again, we know better. Still, vaccines are encouraged. Like the old saying goes, "They'll get you coming or going." When it comes to cigarettes,...

Popular cigarettes found to contain toxic metals: Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Aluminum

3/5/2015 - Today I'm publishing the laboratory test results that document the levels of lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum found in popular cigarettes and cigarette rolling paper. The good news is that the concentrations of metals are very low in the rolling paper. Below, a series of graphics show the cigarette...

How many stop-smoking programs educate smokers about nutrition as the key to escaping the habit?

2/28/2015 - Neither the pill, the patch nor the scary CDC commercials say ONE THING about a smoker's critical need to replenish nutrients and use herbal remedies to win back their health so they DON'T CRAVE cigarettes anymore. Not a single mention. Nicotine gum and electronic cigarettes don't come with a nutritional...

E-cigarettes loaded with toxic chemicals, study finds

2/13/2015 - "E-cigarettes" are just one of the nicknames for electronic nicotine delivery systems. Unfortunately, there is currently no international standard for testing e-cigarettes, commonly called e-cigs, for safety, and the high levels of toxins found in some of them range from formaldehyde to acetaldehyde,...

You resolved to stop smoking cigarettes for 2015 - Now stick to your guns!

1/23/2015 - No time to waste here. Buy at least three of the top seven superfoods. Buy spring water. Buy organic chocolate. The "New Year" has begun, according to that popular calendar, and anybody who promised themselves to quit smoking really, really wants to quit, like you. So you step up to the plate and you're...

Special Report: E-cigarettes double success of smokers trying to quit

1/10/2015 - Have you had a "quit success" lately? A new study reveals that electronic cigarettes are helping people quit the "real thing" -- better known as "cancer sticks." New research shows that smokers trying to quit are as much as 60 percent more likely to succeed if they use "e-cigs" and see a specialist...

Would you pay yourself $500,000 to stop smoking?

12/28/2014 - Hello, smokers around the world. Big question: If half a million dollars in cash was on the table and you had to decide right now to quit smoking cigarettes and never pick up another one, would you pick up the pack of Marlboro Reds or the fat stack of cash?! Every smoker in the world has heard at least...

The clock is ticking: quit smoking, quit diet soda, and start exercising for 2015!

12/15/2014 - Are you sick of "trying" to quit cigarettes? You've tried to lose weight before, right? You don't have time to exercise or you just don't feel like it. Has this line of questioning hit a nerve? That's not the intention. The two BIGGEST hooks in the bad health "arena" are cigarettes and diet soda, and...

Do you need cigarettes just to get by?

11/26/2014 12:17:40 PM - If you smoke, you know good and well all those times when you've simply "got to have a cigarette." Do any of these sound familiar? - After a meal, after lovemaking, before an interview, after an interview, upon waking up in the morning, at the bar, before work, after work, to break up long work shifts,...

Many cancer survivors continue to smoke 15 cigarettes a day despite diagnosis

9/28/2014 - A new study has found that nearly 10 percent of U.S. cancer survivors are still smoking up to 15 cigarettes every day. Are they insane? Do they know what the cigarettes are doing to their life, or do they not really have the right "choices" needed to quit? -- That is the question. They must be counseled,...

Which causes cancer more quickly: cigarettes, diet soda or GMOs?

9/9/2014 - Some people believe that regularly smoking the 7,000 chemicals in commercial cigarettes is the quickest way to get cancer in the world. Other folks believe that artificial sweeteners, because they taste so sweet, trick the body into ingesting them and are the "Trojan horses" of the food industry, causing...

FDA announces regulations for e-cigarettes

5/6/2014 - Vaporizing liquid nicotine is a habit that's growing very fast, and the FDA wants to regulate the sales to children for fear of electronic cigarettes serving as a gateway drug to commercial cigarettes. If kids try nicotine and become addicted, will they differentiate later between a cigarette loaded...

Youth-oriented events the latest scary targets of e-cig marketing efforts, survey says

4/26/2014 - Many smokers brag that they use or used electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigs," to get off of commercial cigarettes, even though they were never designed with that in mind; however, it's that mentality that has children picking up the habit, thinking they'll never "upgrade" to the heavy-duty "cancer sticks,"...

E-cigarettes - the real 'gateway drug' for youth that leads to smoking for life

4/17/2014 - "Hey man, want to meet by the fence after school and have a smoke? I got a vaporizer!" "Hey, these things are cool, they're not like cigarettes at all" -- This is typical talk at middle schools and high schools across the nation, where teens (and even preteens) think it's cool to smoke, because vaporizers...

Stop Smoking: 10 Steps to Freedom

3/15/2014 - If the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) really cared about helping people, they would tell you how to stop smoking, because certainly there are about 40 million people who would love to know. Quitting smoking is physiological and psychological, so scary advertisements...

Heavy metals in cigarettes feed 'the hook' - Learn how to get unhooked

3/11/2014 - What amounts of heavy metals are deposited in your body if you smoke a pack of cigarettes every day? What if you smoke two packs a day? Heavy metal toxicity feeds the vicious cycle of needing super-strong nicotine to provide temporary relief from heavy metal toxic overload, also known as the "aspirin...

CVS Pharmacy announces plan to stop selling tobacco products - But is it auspicious?

2/8/2014 - Which "drug" store do you buy your cigarettes from? Is it Rite Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger or CVS? Do you ask for extra-strength nicotine or do the packages not say how much you're getting? Isn't it kind of strange that the stores (pharmacies) of America, that are supposed to help you get...

Cigarettes to no longer be sold at CVS Pharmacies

2/7/2014 - As of October 2014, the CVS Pharmacy chain will cease all tobacco sales. There is a bit of hypocrisy within their proclamation that is only apparent to most of those who seek health freedom and take responsibility for their own health. That is, CVS will continue filling toxic prescriptions and over-the-counter...

Surgeon General, scientists agree: Cigarettes are more addictive and deadly than ever before

2/5/2014 - So the Surgeon General, with several supportive scientists, has publicly announced that cigarettes are worse than ever. But the attention was mostly on the nicotine content of tobacco throughout the bulk of the almost 1,000-page report. Although several studies and epidemiological reports confirm the...

Cigarettes kill 480,000 Americans each year - That's equal to five college football stadiums full of people

1/30/2014 - A new report from the surgeon general finds that smoking causes much more collateral damage than previously estimated, and the death toll includes those perishing from diseases like diabetes, colorectal cancer and liver cancer. The report was just released and reveals other diseases and disorders that...

How can CoQ10 make it easier to quit cigarettes?

12/31/2013 - No matter whom you are, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, fueling your entire cardiovascular system. When coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels get depleted, your heart strains to get its job done and your entire body suffers. This manifests and results in what seem to be "mysterious symptoms" that...

If you think the timing is wrong for quitting cigarettes, you are wrong - Now is the time!

10/3/2013 - I bet you didn't know that nicotine in commercial cigarettes is up to 35 times stronger than it was in the 1950's and early 1960's, before Big Tobacco (Marlboro and Kool) started using ammonia to free-base it. That is the number one reason why 95% of smokers who try to quit without help will return...

Sugar named 'most addictive and dangerous substance' of our time, worse than cigarettes and alcohol

9/25/2013 - While the rest of the world is busy obsessing over the dangers of cigarettes and alcohol, the head of Amsterdam's health service in the Netherlands is trying to raise awareness about a much bigger and more pervasive health threat: sugar. According to Paul Van der Velpen, sugar is the most dangerous...

20 questions about smoking that will make you quit

6/27/2013 - Here are 20 questions that engage smokers and help them consider why they smoke cigarettes, just what they are really smoking, and why they can't quit. These questions are posed to students of the one-hour class "14AndOut," and then those answers are reflected upon and/or corrected by the teacher and...

How do you stop smoking cigarettes without drugs?

5/14/2013 - Did you know that one half of all the smokers in the world want to quit right now but don't know how? What's worse is that 95 percent of smokers who quit smoking without some form of help will return to the cancer-causing habit within six months. These are dismal statistics, and there is more than one...

Cigarettes or diet soda: Which gives you cancer sooner?

4/10/2013 - Most people who smoke a pack a day of cigarettes know they are treading on thin ice regarding their health, but how many people realize that drinking 30 or more ounces of diet soda each day could prove to be more lethal than a pack of cigarettes? And how can diet soda be worse than regular soda? Even...

What do you get when you mix GMO tobacco with ammonia and bleach?

2/24/2013 - First, let's investigate part of that formula. What do you get when you mix ammonia with bleach and burn it? You get a toxic fire that doesn't go out in heavy wind. When you inhale (inward drag on a cigarette), you get a fire that burns at up to 1,700 degrees at the tip of the cigarette. Here, you have...

No more cigarettes means 10 more years for women

11/18/2012 - A massive new study about smoking from the University of Oxford in the U.K. has reported breathtaking results. Doctors and researchers found the nasty effects associated with cigarettes years ago, but this study focused on the harms of smoking as well as the benefits of quitting. Putting aside the knowledge...

Why are men and women smoking cigarettes while serving in the military?

10/29/2012 - The following is a recent interview with retired Navy Commander Donald E. Minnich, who smoked during service for 20 years, and who served in three wars, including WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Reporter: "So you were in WWII and you smoked? When did you actually start smoking?" CDR Minnich: "I served...

Use natural remedies to quit smoking

7/30/2012 - Smoking is more than just a bad habit; it's an addiction. Governments try to fight smoking by making policies to raise taxes and the price of cigarettes so fewer people can afford them. This might work for some, but for people who are truly addicted, real help to break the addiction is needed. Herbs,...

Fire safe cigarettes create even more lung damage

5/16/2012 - The real rationale for the creation of fire safe cigarettes wasn't so much for consumer protection, but was meant more for the manufacturers' defense against lawsuits if and when a smoker accidentally burns their house down. Prior to the introduction of the fire safe cigarette (FSC), commercially rolled...

Dangerous glass fibers in cigarettes worsen lung damage for smokers

5/4/2012 - Shocking new research reveals that a specific type of lung cancer many smokers develop comes from tiny tears in their lung tissue caused by microscopic glass fibers, also known as glass wool, found in many conventional cigarette filters. These rips in the epithelial (soft) tissue fuel the development...

Escape the nicotine prison, go from e-cigs to no-cigs

4/18/2012 - It's tough to criticize electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) because those who use them brag that they have eliminated most of the toxic chemicals found in commercial cigarettes, and that they're saving money and have cut back on how often they smoke. Plus, about one out of every three e-cig "fan" will tell...

Smoking shisha, hookah for one hour the equivalent of smoking 100 cigarettes, claims WHO

4/1/2012 - It is becoming all the rage among the younger generation in Western culture today, and has long been a popular social pastime in many Middle Eastern cultures. But the World Health Organization (WHO) now claims that smoking hookah, also known as shisha, for one hour is the equivalent of smoking 100 cigarettes,...

New study finds social media is more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol

2/15/2012 - Do you consistently decline getting involved with Facebook, Twitter, or any other other social network scheme? Don't let others make you feel guilty. You may be relieved to know you've made the right decision about refusing more social obligations than are worth handling. A new study has discovered...

Health Basics: E-cigarettes; are you trading one bad habit for another?

1/11/2012 - There are currently no regulations whatsoever of the ingredients in e-cigs, and no age restrictions for purchasing them either. This "hot" new product is marketed to children, teens and adults, and is sold in shopping malls at kiosks and on hundreds of websites. Nicotine doses in e-cigs have an enormous...

FDA unfairly maligns tobacco plant with graphic new cigarette warning labels

6/23/2011 - The FDA has released nine new graphic warning labels that will be required on U.S. cigarettes, offering grotesque visual images designed to dissuade smokers from purchasing cigarettes. At first glance, this might seem like a clever and effective strategy for reducing deaths from smoking cigarettes....

US Surgeon General lies by omission: Smoking one cigarette can kill you? Seriously?

12/23/2010 - In what can only be called a bizarre leap of pseudoscience, U.S. Surgeon General Dr Regina M. Benjamin recently announced that smoking one cigarette can kill you. In fact, she says, just breathing in the smoke from someone else's cigarette can kill you, she claims. It's all part of a just-released report...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure sells pink cigarettes for cancer fundraising (satire)

4/23/2010 - (NaturalNews Satire) Susan G. Komen for the Cure today announced its alliance with the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in launching its new brand of pink cigarettes called "Komen Smokes." Emblazoned with the slogan, "A pack a day keeps cancer away," three cents from every pack of cigarettes will be directed...

Chinese Citizens Ordered to Smoke More Cigarettes to Boost Economy

9/16/2009 - The government of Gong'an County, in China's Hubei province, sparked global controversy when it imposed a "cigarette quota" on public employees, in an effort to boost local revenue during the economic downturn. Chinese law allows county governments to levy taxes on sales of cigarettes only if they...

American Medical Association Promoted Tobacco, Cigarettes in its Medical Journal

6/12/2009 - This article originally ran on NaturalNews in 2007, but given the recent passage of a "tobacco control bill" by the U.S. Senate, it deserves repeating. Read this article to learn some rather shocking information about the history of collaboration between Big Tobacco and the American Medical Association. Despite...

Should the FDA Regulate Tobacco? Health Freedom Advocate Says Criminalizing Cigarettes is a Mistake

7/31/2008 - The U.S. Congress has just voted to categorize tobacco as a drug, handing the FDA regulatory authority to control the advertising, marketing and sales of cigarettes. This hilarious move, if approved by the Senate and signed by the President, would put the FDA in the position of approving the sale of...

Those Who Smoke Cigarettes the Most are Often Mentally Ill

6/5/2008 - The rate of tobacco smoking is much higher among those with mental illness than among the general population, and those who are mentally ill also smoke more cigarettes and have more trouble quitting, according to a Washington Post editorial by Steven A. Schroeder, director of the Smoking Cessation Leadership...

Mainstream Vaccination Support: Another Chapter in an Old Story

4/30/2008 - Despite a mounting and impressive body of evidence of the dangers and harm associated with vaccinations coming from both within and outside the mainstream medical community, much of mainstream medicine and the agencies that serve it continue to maintain that vaccinations are not only safe, but that...

Big Tobacco joins breast cancer industry to launch new pink ribbon cigarettes (parody)

10/12/2007 - (NaturalNews parody) Big Tobacco has joined forces with the breast cancer industry in the launch of its newest product aimed at raising money for breast cancer research: "Pink ribbon" SlimSmokes cigarettes for women. For every pack of cigarettes sold, the manufacturer pledges to donate two cents to breast...

Doctors, American Medical Association hawked cigarettes as healthy for consumers

7/25/2007 - Despite its stated mission, "To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health," the American Medical Association (AMA) has taken many missteps in protecting the health of the American people. One of the most striking examples is the AMA's long-term relationship with the...

The Flavor of Marketing to Kids (press release)

8/31/2006 - Reynolds Tobacco (or RJR), the company that brought us Joe Camel, is up to its old tricks, targeting our children again. Twenty years ago RJR created Joe Camel, who blew smoke rings over Times Square and was so heavily promoted that more children recognized this cartoon character than Walt Disney’s...

Big Tobacco and Big Pharma: same tactics, different chemicals

6/7/2005 - Have you ever thought about the similarities between pharmaceutical and tobacco companies? They're striking. Both sell products that kill people when used as directed. The statistics are readily available for pharmaceuticals, which kill around 100,000 Americans each year according to the Journal of...

Why we should bar smokers from taxpayer-funded health care coverage

3/6/2005 - Is it time to ban cigarettes yet? In this essay, I'm going to give you three different perspectives on the issue. From one perspective, the public health view that says cigarettes are a deadly product that causes untold pain, suffering and death in the American population. From another view, I'll talk...

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