Skip to comments.Leonard Nimoy Reveals He Has Lung Disease, Warns Against Smoking
Posted on 02/06/2014 10:57:58 AM PST by lowbridge
It's too late for Leonard Nimoy, but he wants his fans to know that they should quit smoking now.
The 82-year-old actor, who's played the iconic role of Spock in "Star Trek" TV shows and movies since 1966, has revealed that he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from his days as a smoker.
"I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP" he wrote on Twitter, referencing the traditional Vulcan salutation, live long and prosper.
COPD is a disease that makes it increasingly difficult to breathe, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Patients who have it often have the conditions of emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and experience tightening of the chest, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD, which is now the third leading cause of death in the United States.
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Hey, you wanted to lean over that reactor in Star Trek II. Don’t come crying to us!!
He was not logical........
How much you wanna bet that that's disregarding the true leading cause of death in America — abortion?
You’re 82. You’ve lived a longer life than most folks. Don’t be blaming yourself for getting Lung disease when your 82.
Even actors have to die of something eventually. At 82, death is right around the corner for most people, regardless of whether you smoked or not.
Nimoy is incorrect to blame himself. I know several people in their 70s and 80s who have COPD and never smoked a day in their lives. In fact, many people with COPD have it as a result of lifelong, untreated asthma, or more serious conditions that their physicians thought were merely asthma, but we in fact more serious diseases.
IF you want to be technical the leading cause of death is birth. 82 is getting up there.
Smoking wasn’t logical.
He was gone within a few weeks, it seemed.
My grandfather developed lung cancer (which mercifully, took him very quickly) 36 years after he’d quit smoking.
There is not always necessarily a cause-and-effect here.
I will pray for Mr. Nimoy. I have always enjoyed his work.
He can’t say he didn’t live long, and didn’t prosper.
Prayers for Mr. Nimoy.
My mother-in-law died of COPD at 80. Whether a smoker or not, it is a painful way to go.
My M-I-L passed away from COPD, Congestive Heart Failure. No smoking, just old age, body shutting down. You’re gonna die of something. At the same time, my wife’s grandmother smoked into her mid 80’s. Didn’t die of lung cancer, didn’t die of COPD. Died when a demented old woman hit her thinking my wife’s grandmother was after a man she was interested in.
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