Budget Cuts Contribute To Rising Smoking Rate

WORD to cigarette smokers of Washington state: You are not only harming yourselves, you are smudging our reputation as a healthy, fresh-air, clean-living, no-smoking cigarettes kind of place.

Washington's percentage of adult smokers jumped by a small amount, but the direction is completely wrong. Washington dropped from ranking third in the nation of lowest-smoking cigarettes states to tied for 11th with Maryland, says the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Currently, 15.2 percent of adults in our state smoke, compared with 14.9 percent last year.

Washington has consistently ranked among states with the lowest rates, but now the numbers are edging upward.

Experts cite numerous reasons for the change, some of it having nothing to do with us. For example, other states that previously allowed smoking cigarettes in workplaces, restaurants and bars are now passing smoke-free laws.

But our state's tight budget is also a culprit, no doubt. The state's tobacco-prevention program, which is a proven success, has been cut dramatically in recent years.

Consider just one facet, the Tobacco Quit Line, a state-funded prevention program launched a decade ago. The phone service has provided expert advice and useful tools to some 150,000 people trying to kick the habit. But starting July 1, callers will no longer be able to get quit kits, over-the-phone help or nicotine replacement unless they are on Medicaid or have insurance.

And in 2009, the Legislature ended the state's anti-smoking cigarettes advertising campaign.

Ads make a big difference, especially for teens and young adults who are influenced by plenty of pro-smoking cigarettes ads paid for by cigarettes companies peddling flavored cigarettes.

The state's anti-smoking cigarettes effort, which works, is in ashes. A little bit of federal grant money supports some prevention work. But discouraging numbers from the CDC are a real concern because with more anti-smoking cigarettes efforts cut this year, there is no reason to think the state's smoking cigarettes rates will improve.

Welcome on Cigarena.com - the ideal store for purchasing best tobacco brands at discount competitive prices. We purpose cheap cigarettes prices for worldwide well known cigarette brands as Marlboro, Camel, Winston, Lucky Strike or Pall Mall. By choosing our tobacco store for cigarettes shopping online we'll be treated at the highest level. Just open our cigarette catalog and select desired brand available for sale online. Discount cheap cigarettes are sold in all states of America besides being available for quick shipping. The fact that most cheap cigarette manufacturers and online suppliers have been given their lessons by competition they tend to maintain highest quality. Visit cheapest online cigarettes store and purchase best cheap cigarettes online with fast reliable delivery and secure payment. Here you can find a lot of cigarettes articles and news related to smoking facts, tobacco products, smoking effects and much more. Online Cigarettes articles, Information and Resources about Tobacco products. A collection of cheap cigarettes information and resources. Quickly find articles about cigarettes, services and vendors you need to make informed purchases. Tax free cigarette shop offers high quality tobacco products made in Europe. Discount cigarettes online at best prices, exclusively fresh with a pleasant aroma. Cigarettes are considered a luxury item. This means they are heavily targeted for tax which has resulted in prices escalating over the last 10 years. It is now very costly to smoke and this can put a lot of pressure on the finances of those that enjoy smoking. You can save a lot of money by buying cheap cigarettes online. Compare Prices – take the time to browse through a few different websites and make some price comparisons. This should help you to find the brand you want at the best prices.

Copyright © 2019 CIGARENA

Bond | Camel | Chesterfield | Cigaronne | Classic | Davidoff | George Karelias | Galmour | Hilton | Karelia | Kent | LM | Lady | Lucky Strike Marlboro | Monte Carlo | More | Pall Mall | Parliament | Sobranie | R1 | Red&White | Saint George | Sobranie | Sovereign | Viceroy | Virginia Slims | Vogue | West | Winston | Zevs