Need Oxygen to Smoke
Need Oxygen to Smoke? my editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune on the difficulty of tobacco cessation. What do you think about the policy at the Cleveland Clinic and other large employers that refuse to hire smokers?
Below are my links that were embedded in editorial, but for some reason SLC trib removes them.
…Even in Utah, the state with the lowest rate of tobacco use (9.8%), most of the patients I see come to me because of tobacco-related lung disease. …many tell me it was their own choice to smoke and they have no one but themselves to blame. …most, have started smoking as children: … sometimes lured by the advertising designed to appeal to children. …tobacco cessation rates are quite dismal (only about 6% are able to quit despite the majority of smokers having attempted tobacco cessation). incentives programs have had some success, …
… physiologically susceptible to nicotine …and,… bad medical advice, ..were exposed to cigarettes
But I’m tired of hearing the obese health care executives admonish the members of their healthcare plans to lose weight. … large forces at work here … people with no willpower. …. to women, smoking was sold as a feminist act. … high-calorie, high-salt, and high-fat food became ubiquitous. …parents who smoke is far more likely to start smoking herself.