How has smoking impacted your life? Are you trying to quit? Does someone you care about smoke?
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Rhode Island Health Department is encouraging smokers to quit in 2013 with the launch of its new smoking cessation campaign, “Tobacco Made Me.” The new campaign, which showcases personal stories from Rhode Islanders whose lives have been negatively impacted by smoking and tobacco use, is designed to motivate current smokers to call the state’s quit line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. How has smoking impacted your own life? Are you a previous smoker and quit? How did you do it? Tell us your story in the comments section. “Quitting smoking is tough, but the more times that a smoker tries to quit, the more likely he or she is to ultimately be successful,” said Dr. Michael Fine, director of the health department. “Smokers should know that services…
The Moms Council shares opinions on parents who smoke near their children.
Marta (Marti) Monteiro: For anyone who smokes: it is your choice to do so, but please do it away from those who choose not to smoke. Meaning, away from doors to establishments, etc. Some have respiratory illnesses where exposure could mean hospitalization ... be considerate. Kerri Bernard: My ex-husband was a smoker and he never smoked in the house when we were married and definitely not once we had our daughter. I do not allow anyone to smoke in my house or around my kids. My twins were preemies and my father-in-law smoked when they first came home from the hospital and he knew to shower and change his clothes before coming to visit and not to smoke at all while he was here. I did not want the babies even being exposed to the smoke off …