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To: SheLion
This is pretty easy to clear up. If you think tobacco is no more dangerous than onions or carrots try eating a few ounces of tobaco and write back if you recover.

Tobacco is not only dangerous in it basic form, but the delivery vector, setting it on fire and inhaling the fumes, is dangerous in its own right.

You certainly have the right to smoke and I fondly wish you well. Personally, I've spent too much time with my wife in oncology facilities in the last five years to willingly engage in any activity that increased my risk even slightly.

I'm going to assume you're too grown up to be offended or impressed by scare stories but unless you've been there, you wouldn't believe how bad it can be.

19 posted on 11/26/2002 5:40:55 AM PST by muir_redwoods
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To: muir_redwoods
Breathing onion smoke isn't too much fun either.
25 posted on 11/26/2002 5:52:55 AM PST by Doctor Stochastic
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To: muir_redwoods
Sorry about your wife. But I've been there and done that with my dad. (Heart attack, bypass surgery, colon cancer within 5 years). You're right, I would prefer to not increase my risk, but everytime my husband tries to quit, he makes us all soooo miserable, I'm out buying cigs at 4.00 a pack. When you are hooked, it's a bite to quit. Better to cut down, continue to cut down and finally give up all together. It's a dirty habit but someone must support all those social programs ;-).
27 posted on 11/26/2002 5:56:35 AM PST by netmilsmom
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To: muir_redwoods
I'm going to assume you're too grown up to be offended or impressed by scare stories but unless you've been there, you wouldn't believe how bad it can be.

Honey, at my age, it doesn't make much difference. If you think I am going to give up my coffee and cigarettes now, after enjoying them all the days of my life, well........there is no way!

Been there? I have been there. And I had a team of Doctors that ask me if I smoke, how much I smoke and they all said my smoking did not cause my cancer. And not one of them told me to quit. Cancer is caused by all sorts of things. Not just smoking. I'm a survivor and I smoke!

40 posted on 11/26/2002 6:10:40 AM PST by SheLion
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