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Nicotine Found to Prevent Some Diseases
fox ^ | 3/23/04

Posted on 03/23/2004 5:03:48 PM PST by knak

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:39:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

LOS ANGELES For years consumers have been warned about the dangers of smoking, but now doctors say one ingredient found in cigarettes may hold the key to good health.

Nicotine (search), known to be a potentially toxic stimulant, has been found to actually do some good.


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1 posted on 03/23/2004 5:03:52 PM PST by knak
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To: knak
Smoke 'em if Ya Got Em.........
2 posted on 03/23/2004 5:05:31 PM PST by cmsgop (For Gosh Sake MCI, NO MORE JAMES TAYLOR !!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: knak
I've said this fo years. Nicotine is a very good drug.....it's the delivery system that's bad.
3 posted on 03/23/2004 5:08:13 PM PST by eddie willers
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For some, nicotine prevents dying of old age.
4 posted on 03/23/2004 5:11:20 PM PST by Consort
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To: SheLion
Ping!
5 posted on 03/23/2004 5:16:40 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: knak
"to try and kick the habit"

Please forgive the mini-rant, but here I go. If anyone in the world shapes up after reading this I'd be happy, if I were able to ever know such a thing. In virtually every case, one does not "try and do something," but "try TO do something." The use of the word "AND" implies a guaranteed success after trying. The use of the word "TO" implies the hope of being successful - that is why one is "trying." Please, please, please my psychiatrist said that I must, "Try and accept this idiotic usage," but unfortunately he is no longer alive. I wanted to try to stop, but I didn't succeed!
6 posted on 03/23/2004 5:21:15 PM PST by Socratic (Yes, there is method in the madness.)
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To: Socratic
Maybe this poor word usage bothers you, bug for me, I could care less :)
7 posted on 03/23/2004 5:24:39 PM PST by GoGoMax
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To: GoGoMax
that should be but, not bug
8 posted on 03/23/2004 5:25:28 PM PST by GoGoMax
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To: Socratic
Remind me to try and kick the habit of correcting peoples' grammar after I try and quit the smoking.
9 posted on 03/23/2004 5:26:08 PM PST by thoughtomator (Voting Bush because there is no reasonable alternative)
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To: GoGoMax
"I could care less"

LOL with sprinkles on top.
10 posted on 03/23/2004 5:27:53 PM PST by Socratic (Yes, there is method in the madness.)
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To: thoughtomator
Remind me to try and kick the habit of correcting peoples' grammar after I try and quit the smoking.

I thought you made a very good point. I am an aspiring writer, and I learned somthing today, thanks.

11 posted on 03/23/2004 5:30:53 PM PST by FoxPro (jroehl2@yahoo.com)
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To: knak
I knew this was going to happen. Once cigarettes reach a price per pack 'deemed appropriate'-(about $7.00/pack at currentprices)- by the trash that is allowed to hold office in America 2004 A.D. benefits will be found. Soon it will be published that it is ok to smoke, 'as long as one does it in moderation!' You heard it here first kiddies!
12 posted on 03/23/2004 5:38:26 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (Further, the statement assumed)
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To: knak
How funny! I'm not a person prone to vice but smoking has really been the one thing that I find hard to give up. It helps me to relax, contemplate, chill...

So I have this saying that "Some people drink to forget but I smoke to remember."

I never knew how true that was!

13 posted on 03/23/2004 5:42:47 PM PST by scoopscandal
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To: Socratic
Your peeve reminds me of mine: people who must say "utilize" instead of the perfectly good "use".
14 posted on 03/23/2004 5:44:34 PM PST by Sabatier
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Soon it will be published that it is ok to smoke, 'as long as one does it in moderation!' You heard it here first kiddies!

Likely true. And it has the virtue of being logical. Most things are ok if done in moderation. There are some overly sensitive people who react to even trace amounts but for most people moderation works just fine.

15 posted on 03/23/2004 5:51:36 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Te audire non possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure)
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To: eddie willers
Nicotine is a very good drug.....it's the delivery system that's bad.

Basically correct.

16 posted on 03/23/2004 5:54:03 PM PST by Ophiucus
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To: Socratic
I hear you. It's an English Major thing. I am forever telling hubby that he is not "anxious" to hear about X: he is "eager".
17 posted on 03/23/2004 5:59:56 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: knak
I don't see why smoking wouldn't kill cancer cells.
18 posted on 03/23/2004 6:00:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: knak
Does anyone remember the Woody Allen movie "Sleeper"....
19 posted on 03/23/2004 6:03:17 PM PST by maro
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To: annyokie
I am forever telling hubby that he is not "anxious" to hear about X: he is "eager".

Only if he is not afraid to hear it.

20 posted on 03/23/2004 6:03:24 PM PST by Texasforever (I am all flamed out.)
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