Harold Gifford

90 Years of Helping People...and More to Come! By Phil Berbig Recently, we at Breathe Freedom from Nicotine received an unexpected phone call from Harold Gifford. Harold Gifford Mr. Gifford, a man in his 90’s, had made up his mind he wanted to do whatever he could to help people...

Powerful men…Powerful habits

Presidents Day having recently past (or you can also think of it as coming up…just not for a long time) we were thinking about the Presidents who used tobacco. It should be no surprise that a lot of them had found their way to a nicotine addiction in one form...

Is stress associated with addiction? Why yes, yes it is!

One of the main reasons people turn to drugs, alcohol, nicotine or other self-destructive behavior is…wait for it…Stress! According to Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. in an article in Psychology Today, May, 2017, stressful life events combined with poor coping skills can impact the risk of addiction increasing impulsive behavior and self-medication....

seriously…now we need to worry about thirdhand smoke?!?!?

The whole concept of third hand smoke (THS) is relatively new. While the dangers of tobacco and have been known and studied for many, many decades, THS was only officially identified as a health hazard in 2006.  But what is third hand smoke? Obviously, the person doing the smoking is...

how much do you smoke…when you don’t smoke?

How much do you smoke by simply breathing? Depending on where you live, the amount of “smoking” you do varies. After reading a study that equated air pollution to number of cigarettes smoked, two developers created an app that will tell you how many cigarettes you are inhaling in your...