Skip to comments.Or Is It All Just Smoke & Mirrors?
Posted on 04/21/2003 4:33:46 PM PDT by lockjaw02
The Surgeon Generals office today released a controversial 1,346-page report outlining the dangers of third-hand smoke.
We have decades of well-documented evidence on the dangers of smoking, announced Health Department spokesman Moe Gadeeshu at a Washington press conference. The costs in health care, missed work and shorter life spans is horrendously high. Just recently, we discovered the dangers of just being in the same room with a smoker and labeled that as second-hand smoke. Now, it is a historic day in American health care. We have pinpointed yet another smoke-related disease: THS.
(Excerpt) Read more at the-signal.com ...
Watch out!!! Coming to your town soon!
There will be a requirement that at each exchange of smoke there will be a certified statement of mileage.
Any who violate the requirement will get jail time and have their smoke dealer's license suspended.
The penalty will be increased with each violation.
Consumers must have confidence that the certificates are accurate.
The sensitive flower fiance left the house and wouldn't come back in except to eat, then ran out of the house again after dinner (I swear he was holding his breath.)
It gets better - he's a psychologist.
And, I'm sure, a fourth-hand smoke victim in the making.
Glantz did the same exact thing in 2001 with the infamous Japanese "study", boasting all over the national news with his JAMA editorial citing that 1/2 hour in a room with cigarette smoke caused endothelial dysfunction. Funny thing is that a single high-fat meal causes endothelial dysfunction, as does a slew of other things, such as Abdominal Obesity or Preeclampsia or diabetes. Note that the article about the high-fat meal also states, "In another study, a single high-fat meal (i.e., 50 g of fat) reduced brachial artery vasoactivity for six hours in 20 healthy, normocholesterolemic persons.11 Treatment with orally administered vitamin C (1,000 mg) and vitamin E (800 IU) before the meal blocked the vasoconstriction."
Unfortunately, that's all the scare-mongers need to do is to grab headlines to get the sheep to line up and bleat for them.
LOL, If it wasn't so pathetic, it would be comical.
What is more unfortunate, is that people actually believe every word coming out of the ANTI's mouths.
SAN PABLO -Mary Christian lived long enough to see the turn of two centuries. Born in Massachusetts in 1889, she arrived in San Pablo with her family in 1900 when the city was just a settlement with nameless streets, a place she once called "a little town with a lot of work."
Christian, who was certified as the longest-living American in November, died Sunday at the Creekside Healthcare Center in San Pablo after a bout with pneumonia. She was 113.
Described by those who knew her as a woman far ahead of her time, she was independent and strong-willed almost to the end, said her niece, Marge Parks, noting that Christian chose to live alone until 1992 and then refused to live with family members to avoid imposing on their lives.
Parks recalled trimming and polishing Christian's fingernails and cutting her hair during her visits to the center. Up to a month ago, Christian was still alert, though she would have occasional hallucinations. In her lucid moments, she could remember relatives' birthdays and anniversaries.
"She'd say, 'I don't have anything else to do while I'm here, so I just keep thinking about dates,'" Parks said. "She made up her mind that she was going to be 114, but I guess she didn't quite make it."
By the time she was officially recognized as the oldest American, Christian was bedridden, nearly blind and had trouble hearing. She seemed to relish the spotlight, recounted early childhood memories to reporters and said it felt great to be recognized as the nation's oldest.
After hearing news reports naming someone younger than Christian as the oldest American, two of her relatives independently started to search for documents establishing her birth date. Their work was validated last fall, and Christian made it into the Guinness Book of World Records Web site.
"It felt real good for her to have her acknowledged and recognized," said her great-granddaughter Sharon Hanney of Martinez. "That was a very important thing ... to be recognized as the oldest living American meant something for her."
Christian held a number of jobs during her working years. She worked at the Van Amden Chocolate Co. labeling cocoa cans and making candy until the 1906 earthquake leveled the company.
She was the third telephone operator for the Pacific Telephone Company in Point Richmond and went on to work at the Standard Oil cafeteria and for Harry Alberts at the Annex, a dry-goods store that eventually became Macy's. She was the department store's elevator operator until her retirement. She worked as a nanny until 1971.
She married O.R. Christian in 1907. They had two sons before they divorced in 1922. Before her diet was restricted to soft foods, Christian was fond of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Twinkies.
"She had a nice, long life," said her niece, Rita Rinna.