[Surfnetkids: 19 Jan 2011] Tobacco Facts

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#1. January 19, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

As you read this, I am on way back from an eleven-day trip to Israel. I’ll have pictures and stories to share when I return, but meanwhile, here are pictures from our last trip there in 2005:


And some recommended Jerusalem websites, from a column I wrote after that last trip:


See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Tobacco Facts

by Barbara J. Feldman

Tobacco Facts Printable (** for premium members only)

According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking is the most preventable cause of death and illness worldwide. Today’s roundup of sites have all the facts and figures to help you understand the problem and become part of the solution. Smoking kills. Pass it on.

Above the Influence: Tobacco Facts
“Our goal is to help you stay above the influence. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to stand up to the pressures that keep you down.” Created by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, this site has facts about all kinds of drugs, from alcohol to tobacco, and a great explanation of the Science Behind Addiction. Although tobacco gets only a single page, I’ve included it because the rest of the site is worth a visit (or two!)

American Lung Association: Facts & Figures
This ALA page is a gateway to seven pages of tobacco statistics, including General Smoking Facts, What’s in a Cigarette and Trends in Tobacco Use. If you are looking for a specific fact or statistic, this would be my first stop, as it is the most comprehensive of today’s picks. “Smoking-related diseases claim an estimated 443,000 American lives each year, including those affected indirectly, such as babies born prematurely due to prenatal maternal smoking and victims of ‘secondhand’ exposure to tobacco’s carcinogens.”

The Scoop on Smoking
Ouch! “Smoking kills as many people who died in the Septemeber 11th attack (about 3,000) every three days.” That’s a slap in the face, isn’t it? The Scoop on Smoking, from The American Council on Science and Health, is brimming with facts about tobacco and its consequences. Visit to explore Health Effects, True Stories, How to Quit and to take a few of the quizzes. “If you thought that lung cancer was the only type of cancer smokers have an increased risk of getting, think again. See how tobacco savvy you are by taking this quiz about the different types of cancer associated with smoking.”

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  • pauline

    i just need simple facts about tobacco not a whole paragraph jeez !!!!