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Do anti-smoking laws work?

The dangers of smoking to the actual smoker and to the people that are nearby have become common knowledge. Individuals that smoke raise their risks of developing all types of cancer including, lung cancer as well as heart disease. Smoking cigarettes also cause the blood vessels to narrow, which increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Individuals that live with smokers or individuals who simply inhale second hand smoke, also have increased risk for heart disease and cancer. Young children and older adults are the most at risk.

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Nicotine: Addictive Substance or Just a Habit?

Non smokers don’t understand why smokers don’t simply throw away their cigarettes and be done with it. Smokers do not do this because smoking tobacco isn’t simply a bad habit. It is incredibly addictive. Health professionals believe that it is just as addictive as any street drug, and because it is legal, people tend to believe that it is less harmful then it really is.
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Why smoking is associated with lowered IQ

Some people claim that smoking cigarettes help them concentrate and think more clearly. However, this belief flies in the face of new research. New studies have shown that over time, individuals who have spent a great deal of time smoking, have decreased thinking abilities and a lower IQ. While scientist are reluctant to say that smoking causes a lower IQ, they do believe that there is enough evidence to warrant more study.

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Smoking: Advice for Parents

Although parenting advice to kids and teems is difficult and many times ineffective, there are some tips in order to persuade them to stay away from tobacco. To increase the chances that your child does not start smoking, it is important that you begin to start sharing with your child the dangers of smoking as early as possible. Kindergarten is not too young to begin. It is often during this time that your child may be learning about basic safety in regards to drugs, strangers and fire. You speaking to them about smoking will fit right in.

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Essential Oils in Fragrances

Essential oils can be used in fragrances to create customized scents. Often times perfumes or colognes which are sold in the store are very inexpensive to make, however they are very expensive to purchase. What the public is paying for generally, is product promotion, marketing and packing of the product. Because perfume and cologne is mass-produced, a lot of people will be wearing the same scent.

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Aromatherapy Massage

The practice of aromatherapy involves using essential oils from plants to heal the body, decrease pain and help keep one¢s moods in check. It can help in decreasing depression, increase focus and provides a “pick me up.” Essential oils come from roots, flowers and plant extracts. Aromatherapy massage utilizes these essential oils for all of these benefits. They can also be used for other spa-like treatments, for example facials and hydrotherapy baths.

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Why People Relapse After Quitting?

Stop smoking campaigns are taking different forms in different parts of the world. In the United States, there has been a heavy emphasis on the use of commercials, billboards and programs aimed at young children and adults. Many of these programs are funded by big tobacco companies as the result of a lawsuit lost by tobacco them. There have also been movements to make smoking illegal in bars, restaurants, malls and other indoor facilities. This is because of the well documented effects of second hand smoke on non-smokers.

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Why People Relapse After Quitting?

Many people will have to try many times before they are able to finally quit smoking. Others will never be able to give it up, while others are able to quit cold turkey. There are many reasons that some people relapse after quitting. We will discuss some of them below.

1. Smoking Has Become A Habit: Habits are hard to break. For many people who have smoked cigarettes for a long period of time, it simply becomes a habit. People typically hold on to habits, even bad ones, because they provide a level of comfort.

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Psychology Of Smoking

Millions of individuals around the world smoke everyday. This is because people who start or continue to smoke have psychological addictions that don¢t allow them to kick the habit very easily. Below are some insights into the psychology of smoking and why people either start or continue to smoke.

1. Peer pressure: Peer pressure is a very common reason why people begin or continue to smoke. Young kids or adults who start smoking at a young age, often do so because they have been pressured by their peers.

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