It seems like everywhere you look, Black men and women are “freaking” Black and Milds, smoking them, or carrying the stench of cigars on them.
The cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and other chronic respiratory diseases caused by smoking – in any form – are preventable causes of premature death. If you smoke, you already know this. But quitting can be truly difficult, especially in mainstream Black culture.
Kicking the smoking habit can be as hard as kicking heroine, according to experts.
“From a scientific standpoint, nicotine is just as hard, or harder, to quit than heroin … but people don’t recognize that,” – Source
Nicotine is one of the most highly addictive-and deadly-substances in the world. In fact, Cornell University describes nicotine as a “super toxin” that’s more lethal than arsenic and diamondback rattlesnake poison.
If you hope to live a Black Conscious lifestyle, you MUST put an end to your regular consumption of tobacco, plain and simple.
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