The Great American Smokeout 2014

I was thrilled that the drug store CVS stopped selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 retail stores as of October 1, a decision announced back in January.

quitterOn a regular basis, the US Surgeon General offers reports on smoking and tobacco use. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary since that first report in January 1964 that linked smoking with lung cancer.

This year’s report links smoking to:
*Coronary heart disease and stroke
*Lung diseases such as COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis
*Cancer of the Continue reading “The Great American Smokeout 2014”