Skip to comments.Smoking out the facts (Giving up smoking can kill you)
Posted on 11/12/2007 6:51:35 AM PST by fanfan
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While that may or may not be true, it is a proven fact that Liberalism can, and will, kill you and as many others as it possibly can.
I'll keep my cigs, thank you very much.
Anti-smokers: by the way, mind your own business and you won't be minding mine.
If you are younger than 62 (my age) you are still a kid. Using the same reasoning, everyone over 62 is old.
These numbers change once a year.
“Do you wear perfume?”
Nope. Aviod all scented products. They give me sneezing fits.
“The only two people I know personally who got lung cancer never smoked at all.”
I knew 4 that never smoked and one that did. I probably know 15 that died of any cancer and none smoked.
“My hypothesis is that my body produces more white blood cells than normal in order to get rid of the smoke.”
My earlier post about uranium miners having less cancer if they smoked moderately was from an article that hypothesized that smoking up to 10 cigarettes a day did no harm and to the contrary, increased the thickness of the mucous lining and prevented the radon particles from implanting in the lung tissue.
My husbands heart Dr. told him NOT to quit smoking because of the stress level of quiting smoking.
Our pastors mother never smoked a cigarette in her life and just passed away from COPD.
There’s one thing apparent from the thread, even though is anecdotal, and that’s that sudden changes of any kind seem to increase stress on the body, whether we know it or not, that can often be fatal.
Your body can’t distinguish between sudden change for the good or bad, it just reacts.
Good thing to keep in mind.
Antigens are often proteins but not always. Non protein molecules called haptens can bind with larger molecules and create an allergic response.
However, an asthma attack is an asthma attack regardless of the cause. Treatment may vary but the discomfort and symptoms are the same and not being able to breathe because of airway restriction is not only not pleasant, but downright scary. You know that it's only minutes you have without air and asthma CAN kill.
This allergic/asthmatic person cannot handle any other smoke and seeing it isn't the issue. If I'm upwind, I'm fine.
I've often encountered the callous condescending attitude expressed in this post and for that reason, don't give a rip about someone whining about being restricted in where they are allowed to smoke.
Cigarette smoke and smokers give people with miserable lives an excuse to believe they are morally superior to someone else. They are not happy people and sad to say the only joy they get in life is to try and make other people miserable.
That's the pot calling the kettle black.
My father quit and twenty years later died of lung cancer. I hate these boorish ads telling people to quit smoking or die.
Thanks for the ping!
Let’s say I opened a bar for smokers and those who don’t mind smoking, post it clearly and advertise it as such. Why does your ilk come in and demand we stop smoking in it?
I worked in the Operating Room at a hospital in Sacramento in the late 60’s. Every time the Doctor’s locker room door (inside the OR suite) opened.... (into corridor leading to the OR’s,) huge,billowing clouds of cigarette smoke would flow out into the corridor. And yes, doctors did smoke in patients rooms, cafeteria, lobby, emergency room as did nurses and techs.
Stop smoking *BEFORE* it damages your lung tissue? Why didn’t someone think of this before?
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