The Effects of Smoking a Cigarette

A pianist and two other musicians played in a number of local bars in Long Beach, California for about $90 per week in the 1930s. The band, a hit with locals, was just barely making it. Occasionally, the piano player would sing to the delight of his audience who loved his baritone voice. As customers […]

Quit Smoking – The Real Cost

Cigarette smoking contributes to 440,000 premature deaths per year in the United States, resulting in an annual economic loss of $157 billion from health-related costs. Lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory disease account for most of the deaths related to smoking. But the real loss is much more than money. According to the 2004 […]