“Smoking is bad. mkay?” We may mock Mr. Mackey on Southpark but, let’s face it – smoking’s really bad.And it’s not just bad for you. It’s really bad for everyone around you.The Surgeon General’s report about how smoking is bad is 700 pages long. (yikes!) This is NOT that report! This is 20 quick pages about how it’s bad, why it’s bad, and who it’s bad for. Share this! It’s an easy read, and kinda scary. How tobacco smoke causes disease : what it means to you.
Smoking is bad, mkay?
Checkout these other Library resources:
- Opposing Viewpoints on smoking
- CQ Researcher on smoking and the tobacco industry
- Health and Wellness Resource Center on Smoking
- Health Source Consumer on smoking
Want to quit smoking? Here’s help:
- Mayo Clinic – Quit Smoking
- American Cancer Society – Guide to quitting smoking
- Tips from former smokers
- 25 ways to stop smoking (Reader’s Digest)
- Quit Smoking – American Lung Association
- Freedom from Smoking (paid program from the American Lung Association)
Library Books & DVDs:
- 100 questions and answers about how to quit smoking
- Tobacco and Smoking
- The Smoke of the Gods – A social history of smoking
- The Last Cigarette (DVD)
- The Cigarette Century
- Ending the tobacco holocaust – How the tobacco industry affects our health, pocketbook, and political freedom, and what we can do about it
- Empty cribs – the impact of smoking on child health
All the questions in this week’s brainteaser are about the numbers nine and ten. Need help? Use Credo Reference.
1. According to the proverb, which animal has nine lives?
2. What is the meaning of the phrase “the whole nine yards”?
3. Who starred in the 1979 film “10″ as a sexually obsessed middle-aged composer who marks his girls 1 to 10?
4. What is or was a “cat-o’-nine-tails”?
5. According to the Old Testament, which Hebrew leader was given the Ten Commandments engraved on two tablets of stone?
6. Who appeared in the 1980 film “Nine to Five” and composed the song of the same name which won a Grammy award in 1981?
7. In Roman numerals, what letter represents the number ten?
8. Who was the “nine days’ queen” (1537-1554)?
9. Who wrote the poem “The Old Vicarage, Grantchester” which includes the lines: “Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?”
10. The 1919 book “Ten Days that Shook the World” by US journalist John Reed was about which historical event?
How did you do?
0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!
Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)
Credo Reference contains these dictionaries of quotations, where you will find many of the answers.
- Bloomsbury Biographical Dictionary of Quotations
- Bloomsbury Thematic Dictionary of Quotations
- Chambers Classic Speeches
- Collins Dictionary of Quotations
- Rawson’s Dictionary of American Quotations
- Respectfully Quoted
- Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches
- Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations
Congratulations to Mei Xiang, a giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo who gave birth on Sunday night. Giant pandas belong to the family Ursidae, the bear family, although there is some controversy over whether they’re more closely related to bears or raccoons. Giant pandas are an endangered species: their habitats are shrinking as people cut down the bamboo forests they feed on, poachers kill pandas for their fur, and pandas naturally mate and give birth very rarely. So it’s especially exciting when a panda gives birth. You can learn more about Pandas in these Library resources: