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.
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