10 Good Reasons Not to Smoke

October 30, 2015

Cigarette smoking has declined but remains a leading cause of illness and death in the US. If there is anything you don’t know about the current state of smoking, you’ll find it in these slides.

Although cigarette smoking declined to an all-time low last year, it remains a leading contributor to illness and death in this country. Adding to previous efforts to discourage smoking by better informing Americans-especially young Americans-about its many risks, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued extensive recommendations this week regarding public policy changes, clinical guidance for physicians to counsel patients and their families, and the regulation of e-cigarettes.Click through the slides above for a concise review of the state of smoking in the US and a topline review of the new AAP recommendations.

References:

1.Smoke at Your Own Risk

2. More Poor Smoking Outcomes: Pick Your Poison

3. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: An End in Sight?

4. Irony: Cigarette Consumption Down, Lung Cancer Risk Up

5. Control Tobacco for Children’s Health

6. Hooked on Hookah, the Flavor of the Month

7. Smoking Recommendations Come of Age

8. Clinical Tips for Better Practices

9. Another Reason for Quitting: Sobriety

10. Physicians Lead the Charge Against Smoking, Yet Many Smoke