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February 20, 2015 posted by Len B.

A recent investigative report by John Oliver, host of HBO’s hit TV show “Last Week Tonight,” focuses on Philip Morris International’s newest tactic of intimidating both large and small countries through the courts. Their disgusting mission is to eliminate those laws that warn consumers about the dangers of smoking.

One of John’s solutions to help combat big tobacco’s unhealthy presence around the world is the creation of a new mascot by the name of “Jeff, the Diseased Lung.” Click the image below to view John’s report and learn more about big tobacco’s latest strategy:

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January 23, 2015 posted by Len B.

Bill was angry with himself that he ever accepted that first cigarette. “When I was 15, I started smoking. It was a stupid thing I wish I could take back.”

Bill had diabetes. He learned the hard way that smoking makes diabetes harder to control. At 37, Bill went blind in his left eye from a detached retina – damage to the inner lining of the eye. He also had kidney failure. Two years later, at the age of 39, he had his leg amputated due to poor circulation – made worse from smoking. “I lost my leg, and that’s when I quit,” he said.

Bill’s serious health problems changed his life dramatically. Married and the father of four children, he worried that he wouldn’t be able to provide for his family. “Smoking is a nasty addiction,” he said. “It’s not cool, and it doesn’t do anybody any good. Don’t ever start smoking.”

Bill wasn’t killed in war, nor did he suffer any injuries in battle. He died in August 2014 from heart disease. He was 42.

To listen to Bill voice his own regrets, click on the image below:

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January 4, 2015 posted by Len B.

Everyone knows that smoking can lead to a number of serious health issues, including hardening of the arteries, heart attack, stroke, COPD, gum disease, diabetes, and a variety of cancers throughout the body (just to name a few.) What some may not be aware of, however, is that quitting smoking can greatly reduce the risk of most, if not all of those illnesses and diseases.

Click the image below to see an illustration that demonstrates how quitting smoking can improve your health over time. It’s never too late!

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