Posts tagged "smoking"

Make It Stop: “Smoking Is A Dealbreaker, But My Boyfriend Can’t Seem To Quit”

He's been promising to quit cigs since they started dating, but even now that they're talking marriage, his gross habit persists.

By: Anna Goldfarb / March 20, 2015

Smoking Kills More People Than We Thought: Study

How many Americans does smoking kill each year? If you're going by the surgeon general, the answer is about 480,000. But a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests the number is actually more like 575,000. The issue is that only 21 causes of death are officially blamed on smoking, the…

By: Newser / February 17, 2015

Science Has Proven That The Buddy System Really Does Work For Fitness

If you’re trying to lose weight, exercise more, or stop smoking, you should try doing it with your bae. (Just don't do actual couples exercises like these please.) According to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine, couples who build new good habits as a team are more likely to reach their health goals and…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

Congrats, Stoners: Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year Is For You

Beating out "Bae," "Budtender," "Contactless," "Indyref," "Normcore," and "Slacktivism," Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of The Year has officially been crowned! While they were all worthy contenders, this year's pick was an obvious choice since it's usage has more than doubled over the last year, and you're 30 times more likely to come across the word tha…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 19, 2014

Make It Stop: “I’m My Sister’s On-Call Babysitter!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

By: Anna Goldfarb / September 8, 2014

7 Adventures I Had As The World’s Biggest Pot Smuggler

Nowadays, America grows her own weed, and The Man eases up more and more on the pot industry every year. Last week we got the lowdown on the strange and sometimes dangerous world of legal marijuana in 2014, but if you want to know how we got here, you need to talk to somebody from…

By: Cracked / August 29, 2014

6 Surprising Realities Of The Legal Weed Industry

Pot is more popular and more legal than it's ever been. Well, at least since lawmakers first started using it as an excuse to arrest Mexicans. It's been outright legalized in Washington, Colorado, and the city of Portland, Maine. Meanwhile, legions of legal medical growers across California and 22 other states have helped turn weed…

By: Cracked / August 28, 2014

Here’s What “Mad Men” Would Be Like If All The Cigarettes Were Replaced By Party Blowers

What is Photoshop for other than to create nonsense?  At least this nonsense is for a good cause.  To mark Thursday's Great American Smoke Out, a national day to quit smoking, Ellen DeGeneres took some "Mad Men" clips, removed all references to smoking and replaced them with party blowers. Don Draper would have been a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2013

The Trendiest New Way To Get Alcohol Poisoning

In 2004, people figured out that if you smoke alcohol, you can get drunk almost immediately without any of the empty calories associated with that old-fashioned liquid alcohol.  A product called AWOL (Alcohol Without Liquid) was quickly banned in the U.S. because inhaling alcohol straight into the bloodstream is super dangerous. But now inhaling alcohol…

By: Mary Odell / June 6, 2013

Man Points Gun At Pregnant Smoker, Fails At Life

Smoking while pregnant isn't defensible. But you know what else isn't defensible? Pointing a gun at a pregnant woman.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2012

Madonna: Massive Hypocrite On Cigarette Stance?

Madonna is taking a major stand against cigarette smoking -- just one month after glamorizing smoking in her latest music video. The Queen of Pop was on "Today" this morning, where she was grilled over 15-year-old daughter Lourdes being caught puffing away on a cigarette. Madge says she "wasn't very happy" about the photos, adding "I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of…

By: TooFab / April 19, 2012

7 New Year’s Resolutions Not To Make

Every year, the majority of us -- stemming from the most noble of intentions, or the most nauseating of eggnog overindulgence -- declare our desire to start anew and totally revise our lives. For most of us, though, Groundhog Day brings not just an excuse to settle in with a Bill Murray movie, but the…

By: Andrea Bonior, Ph.D / January 1, 2012

Smoking Is Bad For Your Nipples

If fear of lung cancer or emphysema isn't enough to make you quit smoking, do it for your nipples. Apparently, nicotine and carbon monoxide restrict blood flow to various parts of the body ... like your nipples. According to plastic surgeon, Anthony Youn, M. D., smokers who undergo breast surgery are at great risk for…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 7, 2011

Vintage Ad: Blow In Her Face And She’ll Follow You Anywhere

Really guys, this is all it used to take -- blow some smoke in a girl's face and she'd drop her panties for you like that. Really, the '60s were such a great time to be a dude. [Bored Panda]…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 3, 2011

Smoking Kids Are Startling Art

Holy disturbing, Batman! These little nuggets are much too small to be sucking on the cancer sticks! Thankfully photographer Frieke Janssen didn't give the children real cigarettes or cigars — they are "smoking" cheese. The artist was inspired, apparently, by that two-year-old boy in Indonesia who smoked 40 cigarettes a day. The depressing thing is,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2011

Smoking Damages Ladies Hearts And Lungs Way More Than Men’s

Cigarettes are sexist! According to a new study by scientists at the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University, female smokers face a 25 percent greater risk of developing heart disease than males who do a comparable amount of puff-puffing. Similarly, lady smokers have double the risk of lung cancer. These alarming stats come from…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 12, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Quit Smoking Now, Ladies!

Women who are smokers or former smokers, as well as those exposed to decades of secondhand smoke, are more at risk for breast cancer after menopause, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Wait, you mean inhaling chemicals is bad for you?! [CBC.ca] Wrap it up, people! Almost half of all me…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

The Possibility Of Wrinkles, Not Cancer, Gets Women To Quit Smoking

The irony is that vanity is what gets a lot of us ladies to start smoking. We take it up most likely 'cause we think we look sultry while puffing away, or we like that lighting up keeps us from snacking so our jeans look sexier on our rumps. Well, according to a study just

By: Joanne Hinkel / December 14, 2010

Dater X: Dating As A Non-Smoker, For The First Time

I'm in a dry spell as it is, I worried. Will being a non-smoker further kill my game?Will being a non-smoker further kill my game?This status update was from a friend from high school, someone who's 31 years old—just like me. I couldn't believe that anyone our age would be dealing with anything as scary…

By: Dater X / November 2, 2010

Don’t Want Acne? Quit Smoking!

As if you really needed another reason to kick that terrible smoking habit -- that is, if you do smoke -- here's news that just might put you off those cancer sticks. Recent studies found that those who have the nasty habit are also more likely to have another nasty issue: acne. So that mea…

By: Bianca Posterli / July 22, 2010
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