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Stress of 9/11 attacks caused a MILLION former smokers to take up the habit again in the U.S.
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:41 EST, 21 June 2013 | Rachel Reilly

Posted on 06/21/2013 8:43:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The 9/11 attacks on America caused around one million former smokers to take up the habit again in the U.S., according to a new report. The study is the first to look at the net costs to society of terrorism-induced smoking in the U.S. after 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

“This helps us better understand what the real costs of such disasters are in human and economic tolls, and it suggests ways that future stressful reactions that result in excess smoking might be avoided,” said the study’s author, Dr Michael Pesko, of Weill Cornell Medical College’s Department of Public Health in New York.

While the Oklahoma City bombing didn’t affect smoking rates in the U.S., Pesko suggested that 9/11 caused a significant 2.3 percent increase nationwide. The increase started after 9/11 and continued through to the end of 2003, when analysis of the data ended, he says.

Stress was also found to especially increase in communities with a higher concentration of active-duty and reserve members of the military, and among higher-educated groups. …

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1 posted on 06/21/2013 8:43:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

So, since benny leadin is dead, who can they sue? Besides, nobody likes a quitter.


2 posted on 06/21/2013 8:52:14 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Olog-hai

Question is what are they smoking?


3 posted on 06/21/2013 8:55:43 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: rktman

Bwahahaha!! Now that’s funny.

Stress is a funny thing.

Kind of like the bars at airports at 8:00 A.M. Always full. Can’t smoke? Drink!


4 posted on 06/21/2013 8:57:48 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s crap like this that makes me certain our country is doomed. Somebody actually thought that this stupid study was worth paying for.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 8:59:50 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: rktman; Morgana

Smoke ‘em up.

We won WWII before we declared war on tobacco.

F_ck these clowns.


6 posted on 06/21/2013 9:14:40 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Caused?

No. If the study is at all true, it was just merely a ‘good excuse’ to start it up again.


7 posted on 06/21/2013 9:15:42 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Olog-hai

I picked a fine day to quit smoking.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 9:22:59 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: One Name

The smoking lamp is lit. Except in the house. I do know enough to realize that selling a house these days that is all smoked up is a losing proposition. So, I have a real nice set up in the garage with a fridge and comfy chairs. No TV as of now. If I did that I’d need to string a hammock and put up a clothes rack.


9 posted on 06/21/2013 9:37:02 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Olog-hai

9/11 didn’t stress me out anything like Obama has.

I also think that our government has hurt us more since the 9/11 attack than the attack itself.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 9:37:18 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Olog-hai

I quit about 6 months before 9/11, and I almost started again because of it. If I do, I doubt I’ll be able to quit again. I’ve done it 3 times, and the last one was too damn hard. I wish they made a nicotine-free tobacco, like they do a caffeine-free coffee. I love cigars, but I hate getting hooked.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 9:48:51 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Olog-hai
Well, it didn't make THIS former smoker start up again!

After 25 years I put them down the previous new year's eve, and I haven't had a puff since then.

Just a hint in case anyone really wants to quit: take an old ashtray and dump a little beer or water in it. Whenever you REALLY get jonesing, just bring it up by your nose and take a few deep whiffs. It's a great way to lose the jones!

12 posted on 06/21/2013 9:52:12 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

That would give me nicotine fits.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 9:56:26 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Olog-hai

Good. We need the tax $.


14 posted on 06/21/2013 10:01:00 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Olog-hai

What a cop out. You want stress? Try going through Marine Corps boot camp. If you can make it through that without smoking, you’ve got the habit licked.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 1:07:49 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nicotine and caffeine use are prevalent when fighting a compromised adrenal function. It’s a very natural response.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 1:45:51 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Olog-hai

“There are no cigarettes in Heaven.” Edgar Cayce

“It could be a long long time between cigarettes.” Jack Maybolt


17 posted on 06/22/2013 2:51:41 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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