I know you have been thinking of quit smoking. The reason you still smoke now is because you can not distinguish between, what is the truth and your real thought, and what is that the nicotine in your body tells you. Read Smoker's psychology as your first step.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We are at the end of the smoker's era

There are eras in the history that people took in some poisoned stuffs. About two thousand years ago, in China, emperors took pills containing heavy metal such as mercury, to hope to live longer. Around 1500 years ago, some other chemicals which are extracted from stones are very popular. People ate a combo of them because it made them high. They all disappear now. Smoking, no difference to their ancestors, will disappear in the future for sure. And what is more encouraging is that the time is coming soon.

The smokers are 25% of total people in the U.S. now. But they are mostly people above mid-age or even older. In universities, smokers are rare among students. It is also estimated that in 2025, smokers in the U.S. will be less than 10% of the total population. It is apparently that we are on the tail of this smokers era that lasts for a hundred year or even more.

It is good that policies are applied consistently, which will push the era to its end faster.

Besides the tax-raising for cigarettes, here is another one:

"The U.S. senate recently approved tighter control over cigarettes and related tobacco products. This decision will empower federal health officials to strictly regulate smoking. The FDA is now expected to impose stricter controls over the manufacture and marketing of tobacco products, which kill about 50% of regular users."

It includes:
  • ban the tobacco flavorings, which lure the first-time smokers;
  • change the color of the ads to black and white;
  • ban the tobacco ads in the vicinity of playgrounds and schools;
  • further raise the price;
and more.

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