Skip to comments.5 Health Benefits of Smoking
Posted on 07/29/2011 6:16:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Who says smoking cigarettes is so bad ... well, aside from the World Health Organization, Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and every medical board and association on the face of the Earth?
But should smokers be fortunate enough to dodge all that cancer, heart disease, emphysema and the like, they will be uniquely protected for reasons unexplained by science against a handful of diseases and afflictions.
Call it a silver lining in their otherwise blackened lungs. Although long-term smoking is largely a ticket to early death, here are (gulp) five possible benefits from smoking. Breathe deep.
1. Smoking lowers risk of knee-replacement surgery
While smokers might go broke buying a pack of cigarettes, they can at least save money by avoiding knee-replacement surgery. Surprising results from a new study have revealed that men who smoke had less risk of undergoing total joint replacement surgery than those who never smoked.
The study, from the University of Adelaide in Australia, appears in the July issue of the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism. What could be the connection? Knee-replacement surgery was more common among joggers and the obese; smokers rarely jog, and they are less likely to be morbidly obese.
After controlling for age, weight and exercise, the researchers were at a loss to explain the apparent, albeit slight protective effects of smoking for osteoporosis. It could be that the nicotine in tobacco helps prevent cartilage and joint deterioration.
(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...
You do the honors on this one...
I can attest for #4.
There’s 2 guys at my workplace who’ve smoked for years, had heart attacks, and are doing great afterwords.
Of course, the fear of death demanded them to quit smoking, but they’re still above ground.
I earnestly encourage you to go with this message.Sell it! SMOKING IS GOOD FOR YOU!!!!
Dang it I never thought I’d be advise smokers how to market death but there you go. This is a winning campaign. Go for it! Just do it.
SMOKING IS GOOD FOR YOU!!!!
Now that smoking has bee suppressed for years, I haven’t seen any data proving the health benefits. Are there fewer lung cancer deaths?
Smoking is not healthy.
But it’s healthier than Statism, lying bogus studies and social engineering.
Smoking is also good for the economy. Call me crazy but I truly believe that much of the financial mess we’re facing right now in trying to pay social security, medicare, pensions and on and on can be tied to the vast numbers of aging Americans who quit smoking. Simply put, they’re living much longer after leaving the workforce. Better to smoke and die shortly after your productive years end. I’m doing my part.
apparently and interestingly by the same ratio that smoking has declined, childhood asthma has increased. go figure that!
#6 It makes you look cool.
#7 Not healthy for me, but has saved countless others from a well deserved ass kicking due to the fact I took a smoke break and calmed down.
My parents, two sisters and my brother all smoked. I’m female, almost 64 years of age and baby of the family. I’ve never smoked. My father died of lung cancer at the age of 72. My mother died of lung cancer at the age of 69. My brother died of a massive heart attack at the age of 51, and my second oldest sister is now in hospice care, dying of lung cancer. She stopped smoking 6 years ago because she had been diagnosed with 4 aneurysms in her head. She won’t make her 69th birthday in September. Our oldest sister is an alcoholic who has been institutionalized for over 40 years. She is 71 and still smokes regularly. I’m not fool enough to think that I won’t develop cancer at some point, nor do I have any hopes of living to be a ripe old age. It just doesn’t run in my family.
What 2084? We can't hear you...
This answers the question I posted here, back in April, 2008.
“How long before studies show smoking is good for you too?”
Three years, three months, apparently.
Smoking can be very enjoyable and relatively harmless if, after you inhale, you blow the smoke back out again within, oh, about 25 seconds. Just remember, be sure and blow the smoke out again.
Okay, say what you like, mock if you must.
BUT, the second time I had pneumonia, when I was sleeping in a chair so I could breathe, when I woke up with a coughing fit, the only thing that would stop the coughing was a cigarette.
You probably used a Magic 8 Ball or something.
Can't give her a bad reputation...Isn't all lung cancer caused by SMOKING?
Statism is bad for your health.
Is there something in your DNA that insists you troll any thread with any relation to smoking?
I was just trying to help get the smoking message out. Sorry I upset your karma.
#7 Not healthy for me, but has saved countless others from a well deserved ass kicking due to the fact I took a smoke break and calmed down
Not to mention, a cigarette break helped one to think better away from whatever the problem on the desk was at any particular time. I wouldn’t even finish the cigarette because the solution would come to me and I could back to my desk and take care of it.....
He’s witless and adds nothing to intelligent political discourse.
People like him are probably the reason every guy in my office under 30 smokes cigarettes. Even after the denormalization state funded ad campaign.
DUDE! I was defending your position and you got harsh on me.
SMOKING IS GOOD FOR YOU!!!!
That has been known since these type threads began around here.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - they're too much fun to play with.
People like him are probably the reason every guy in my office under 30 smokes cigarettes.
Well, DUH - as my 13yo would say!
Even after the denormalization state funded ad campaign.
You meant to say smoker funded, right?
The only karma I see upset around here is YOURS. Poor baby.
You recruited your 13 year old yet? Told 'em it's a habit not an addiction?
2084 is working on his kids to reject the evils of statism and accept the pleasures of nicotine.
Well fiddlestix! I stopped smoking six or seven years ago (been so long I can’t remember; is memory loss associated with stopping smoking?), so now I carry around the extra weight, and these studies are indicating I should smoke ten cigarettes a day? Man I wish they would make up my mind!
It is fun!
As long as it’s a challenge. Beating a deaf, dumb mute up and down the sidewalk for public amusement is not fun. It’s sad. I feel bad.
My great grand-PawPaw died at 102 years of age. smoked since he was 12. Smoking did not kill him, though I am sure it must have annoyed many people.
Smoke - Mirrors.
13 years old?!
Dang, and I can remember when she crawled up in my lap so I could read her a book.
That might get me arrested today. ;^)
What brand do you prefer?
You realize there are lines that are never to be crossed, I do believe you have crossed one of them.
Have your fun, but just remember - when you give them the right to prohibit, you have also given them the right to mandate.
Think about it - if you can stretch your brain that far.
How did I know that you would be on this thread?// heh.
That would certainly be the preferable of the two choices. To a conservative.
And if one uses the same vapid science used to claim SHS will kill anyone coming in contact with it, this just proves the total opposite.
Oh don’t be so mean............he can’t help himself, it’s an addiction thing, don’t ya know!!!!
Had a pulmonologist tell me that if you smoke, keep it under 15 per day and smoke no further down the filtered cigarette than a thumbs width from the filter. If possible stop at two finger widths from the filter (smoke only filtered cigarettes) ... the second half of the cigarette accumulates the tar and such drawn from burning the first half of the cigarette, so smoking the second half has much more tar and chemicals than the first half. [We were having a smoke on the outside patio at a cocktail party, or rather he was bumming a smoke from me on the patio.]
Of course. However we all know there are conservatives, and then there are.............conservatives.........
That’s great news! I’ll mention it to Johnny Carson and Sammy Davis and Yul Brynner and Rod Serling and Lucille Ball and Peter Jennings and...
You bet its good for the economy.
Wanna boost the local economy? Strike down ‘no smoking’ laws.
Watch the bar business go back to where it was. Cigar bars too.
The State is screwing with our businesses, our families, our diets, our religious beliefs and morality, and last but not least, the things we do to let off steam.
Smoking is banned NOT because its bad for you, but because female regulators think it makes their hair and clothes smell bad when they come home from a restaurant. Full stop.
If you smoke, you deserve to die of cancer, hopefully a horrible death. But if you don't....hell, the reprobates are confounded.
ping for later
Did you ever see the movie Black Robe? It’s about a 1700s French minister who is trying to convert the Indians in Canada to Christianity. The Indian men are all sitting around a campfire smoking and one asks the cleric: “Will there be tobacco in Heaven?” The priest answers “No.” Then the Indians harumph to themselves that there would be no point to going to Heaven if they couldn’t smoke!
No need to convince me, I’ve been reading all the info probably since before Al Gore invented the internet........
All kidding aside, I was dealing with this crap nearly a decade before I got online and was both thrilled and amazed to learn just how NOT alone I really was when I finally did get online.
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