Prime Target

Vol. 24 No. 6 | Sep-Oct 2014

In this Issue:

  • Deadly Drug: Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and death worldwide.
  • A Killer and Its Victims: The following charts and statistics show how cigarettes and other related tobacco products affect our bodies and our society. Take a closer look at tobacco and see why it is one of the most harmful substances freely sold today.
  • Prime Target: Ask 10 adults who smoke – How old were you when you tried your first cigarette?
  • Q&A: What risks does a smoking mother expose her unborn child to? Can they be serious?
  • Where there’s secondhand smoke, there’s danger: Also referred to as passive smoke or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), secondhand smoke (SHS) is emitted in two ways.
  • The history of Tobacco: When Columbus arrived in the New World, he observed natives smoking a certain leaf in their tribal ceremonies.
  • Nicotine – The Gateway Drug: Nicotine artificially stimulates your brain’s reward pathways, setting you up for drugs with the same action—alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and more.

  • Is Marijuana Safe? It’s natural and medicinal, and being legalized in parts of America—so it must be safe, right?
  • Life Lines: Powerful reasons to dump the dirty nicotine habit.
  • You can Quit: A Christian approach on how to stop smoking.
  • How to quit without gaining weight: Five tips to maintain your weight.
  • We quit so you can: Seven ex-smokers share how God gave them victory and how He can do the same for you.
  • Q&A: Are hypnosis and other mind control techniques a good way to quit smoking?
  • Search the Word – Who Owns your Body: You are more precious that an exquisitely designed, luxury condominium.
  • 12 Tips for Resisting Temptations: Overcoming temptation is recognizing that God has provided a way of escape.
  • Nicotine Nations: Tobacco is the worst commodity the West has given to the developing world.


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