Research has shown that realistic warnings — ones with color illustrations or photos that graphically show the potential health consequences of smoking — can motivate existing smokers to quit and prevent young people from starting to smoke.
My African ancestors were brought to America to pick tobacco long before cotton. We have literally been enslaved to tobacco for hundreds of years. It infuriates me that it continues today.
“In England … the pressing need to reduce the risks for current smokers frames the debate, [while] the overwhelming focus in the United States is abstinence,” the authors of a new commentary write.
In 1999, one in two nonsmokers were exposed to secondhand smoke, but by 2012, only one in four were exposed, the CDC analysis found.
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France has tougher smoking laws, but the French are still lighting up at rates more than double that of the U.S.