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2013-02-21 02:06:13 PM  
Horseshiat. Smoking, even in your early years, not only threatens your health directly, but also amplifies any other medical conditions you may have and makes them worse.
 
2013-02-21 02:10:04 PM  

gopher321: Horseshiat. Smoking, even in your early years, not only threatens your health directly, but also amplifies any other medical conditions you may have and makes them worse.


Sorry, idiot, but the TODAY SHOW said it's OK to smoke. And the TODAY SHOW doesn't lie
 
2013-02-21 02:11:01 PM  
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Risk analysis does not work that way.
 
2013-02-21 02:11:16 PM  
For the Record, the Today Show has also hosted one Depak Chopra, who despite being a "doctor", wants people to believe that positive thought and his 19.99 dollar product can help YOU live a disease free life.

Taking medical advice from the Today Show is like taking relationship advice from a FARK Rape thread.
 
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2013-02-21 02:11:41 PM  
This also works for sin.
 
2013-02-21 02:11:48 PM  

gopher321: Horseshiat. Smoking, even in your early years, not only threatens your health directly, but also amplifies any other medical conditions you may have and makes them worse.


Since I quit smoking, my psoriasis has gotten a lot worse. And now that it's spread to new areas, I'll always have it there. Thanks, health.
 
2013-02-21 02:12:30 PM  

gopher321: Horseshiat. Smoking, even in your early years, not only threatens your health directly, but also amplifies any other medical conditions you may have and makes them worse.


But it makes you look so cool!
 
2013-02-21 02:12:32 PM  
ITT: People denigrating the today show without clicking the link.

/Not that it doesn't deserve it.
//Just not for this reason.
 
2013-02-21 02:12:54 PM  
Crap, overshot by 5 years.  Oh well.
 
2013-02-21 02:13:10 PM  

sxacho: Since I quit smoking, my psoriasis has gotten a lot worse. And now that it's spread to new areas, I'll always have it there. Thanks, health.


Look deep into my ass.

sharetv.org
 
2013-02-21 02:14:39 PM  
SMOKE!

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2013-02-21 02:15:47 PM  
Even if this were true, the anti smoking lobby would never let the information become common knowledge.
 
2013-02-21 02:15:50 PM  
Damn!  I could have smoked for 4 more years.....
 
2013-02-21 02:16:50 PM  
Ocular cancer brought about by second-hand smoke appears to have affected subby's reading comprehension.
 
2013-02-21 02:16:59 PM  
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2013-02-21 02:18:27 PM  

sxacho: gopher321: Horseshiat. Smoking, even in your early years, not only threatens your health directly, but also amplifies any other medical conditions you may have and makes them worse.

Since I quit smoking, my psoriasis has gotten a lot worse. And now that it's spread to new areas, I'll always have it there. Thanks, health.


Possibly due to immunosuppressant qualities of smoking? Drinking makes it worse too because of the inflammatory properties of alcohol.
 
2013-02-21 02:18:33 PM  
Or.... never start smoking in the first place, so you never have to go through the arduous process of quitting.

Just saying.
 
2013-02-21 02:18:46 PM  

gopher321: Horseshiat. Smoking, even in your early years, not only threatens your health directly, but also amplifies any other medical conditions you may have and makes them worse.


Walking down the sidewalk and inhaling car exhaust regularly also does that. Not to mention inhaling what factories routinely pump into the air.
 
2013-02-21 02:18:57 PM  
Having a hard time breaking the habit? Download Quitpal (free for IOS), a new app from the National Cancer Institute. Among other features, it helps you track the money you're saving and connects you with social media networks so friends can help you stay on track.

Show them what their lungs look like.
 
2013-02-21 02:19:30 PM  
FTFA:  (Even if you don't smoke, click here to find out 5 Ways You Shorten Your Life Every Day.)

Beautiful.
 
2013-02-21 02:20:32 PM  
. . .  but they didn't study all the smokers who didn't make it to 44?
 
2013-02-21 02:20:44 PM  
Yeah, perfectly fine except for my COPD.

/43 quit tobacco 8 years ago
 
2013-02-21 02:22:09 PM  

BronyMedic: For the Record, the Today Show has also hosted one Depak Chopra, who despite being a "doctor", wants people to believe that positive thought and his 19.99 dollar product can help YOU live a disease free life.

Taking medical advice from the Today Show is like taking relationship advice from a FARK Rape thread.


Hm. Well, for me... that explains a lot.
 
2013-02-21 02:22:26 PM  
I quit cold turkey (and cigarettes) at age 49, mainly because it seemed like it would be really depressing to be still smoking when I was 50. (How's THAT for a rationalization?)

However, I started after college and never went through more than half a pack a day and I kept up an exercise routine. Figure that one out, TODAY show experts.
 
2013-02-21 02:23:12 PM  
Though it doesn't say that you can smoke consequence free until you're 44, it does say that if you quit before then, your chances of living -nearly- as long of a life as a non-smoker are greatly increased, which is good encouragement for those of us that made the mistake of picking up the habit when we were younger.

It amazes me how people are quick to dismiss research published by the New England Journal of Medicine and the University of Toronto because either it (a) conflicts with their indoctrination; (b) is re-reported by a show they don't like or (c) a combination of both.

No, smoking isn't good for you. Nobody is saying it is. However, it is also not a guaranteed death sentence, and I welcome anything that confirms that if you did make a mistake earlier in life that you shouldn't just say "aw fark it, I'm going to die anyway...might as well keep on smoking".

/Quit at 38, thanks E-Go!
 
2013-02-21 02:23:22 PM  

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On the case.
/obscure?
 
2013-02-21 02:24:11 PM  
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2013-02-21 02:24:57 PM  
Tell that to the 17 year old with lung cancer.
 
2013-02-21 02:25:16 PM  
Bullshiat! Smoking provides essential vitamins and healthly amino acids to help develope your lungs in combating air pollutants, such as car fumes and halitosis.

Without smoking, you get cancer from daily pollution and your workmates bad breath.

Scientific fact.
 
2013-02-21 02:25:47 PM  
click here to find out 5 Ways You Shorten Your Life Every Day

*click*

-2 hours just for being male

Then fark it.  I'm doing the other 4, too.
 
2013-02-21 02:26:34 PM  
Do you really want to live to your second childhood, diapers and all?  I think we should encourage all unhealthy behavior because there are too many of us on theis planet anyway.

/You gotta light?
 
2013-02-21 02:26:48 PM  
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9 out of 10 doctors recommend not smoking, but 1 out of 10 doctors is a really cool guy just kicking back with a relaxing smoke.
 
2013-02-21 02:27:07 PM  
My grandmother started smoking when she was about 14 (she grew-up in North Carolina working the tobacco fields, so it was probably mandatory) she quit when she was 84 and died at 88.  The doctor said that smoking definitely contributed to her death.  My father started smoking when he was sixteen and died at 62 from heart disease and a massive hear attack.  So you never know.
 
2013-02-21 02:27:30 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Or.... never start smoking in the first place, so you never have to go through the arduous process of quitting.

Just saying.


That's some great advice.  Got a time machine?  No?  Then STFU.

:)
 
2013-02-21 02:27:34 PM  

GungFu: Bullshiat! Smoking provides essential vitamins and healthly amino acids to help develope your lungs in combating air pollutants, such as car fumes and halitosis.

Without smoking, you get cancer from daily pollution and your workmates bad breath.

Scientific fact.


Sadly, some people actually aren't kidding when they say this, and are paid very, very well by Cigarette Companies to ensure this is the line of bullshiat the American Public is fed.

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, when there was major controversy over if Cigarette sales should be heavily restricted or banned because of their health effects, things like this and paid-for false studies were the norm for these guys.
 
2013-02-21 02:27:49 PM  
My grandfather smoked a lot (I'm told).  I never met him because he died of throat cancer when he was just 46 years old.  If only someone would have gotten him the memo.
 
2013-02-21 02:29:11 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [blog.timesunion.com image 348x321]

9 out of 10 doctors recommend not smoking, but 1 out of 10 doctors is a really cool guy just kicking back with a relaxing smoke.


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2013-02-21 02:29:23 PM  
Unless you've already died of emphysema by then.

/quit 6 years ago
//might start up again once if I hit 80 cuz fark it
 
2013-02-21 02:30:38 PM  
Cardrack Jim:

Yeah, perfectly fine except for my COPD.

/43 quit tobacco 8 years ago


I was getting there when I quit at 37 in 2000: my asthma was so bad I couldn't climb a flight of stairs without getting winded and every year for 6 years I had bronchitis for ~6 months. 2 packs of unfiltered a day for 25 years can do that.

Then one day I wasn't spending $7-10 on smoking so I could afford to eat and drink. My weight's gone up 20# since then and I've been drinking every night for about 7 years. Oh well, that doesn't stop me from walking the dogs about 20 miles a week.
 
2013-02-21 02:30:51 PM  
Well hell. I'm 44. Decisions, decisions.
 
2013-02-21 02:31:18 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Or.... never start smoking in the first place, so you never have to go through the arduous process of quitting.

Just saying.


tell me about it - I didn't start until my mid 20s and now in my later 30s I want to quit, but it is freaking hard. I am glad I never tried meth
 
2013-02-21 02:31:31 PM  
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Fark you, science. I'm 25 and I'll smoke till I'm done!
 
2013-02-21 02:34:00 PM  
 
2013-02-21 02:34:30 PM  
People who quit smoking by age 44 tend to live nearly as long as those who never smoked

My dad died from lung cancer at 75. Since the average age at death for American males is 78, I guess it's technically true that he lived nearly as long as those who never smoke. His doctor told him that the specific type of cancer he had is never seen in non-smokers, so he got it from the ciggies he smoked from age 17 to 29. He never smoked after that.

/I smoked from age 20 to about 28
//hope I don't get the Big C
 
2013-02-21 02:34:33 PM  
Woot!  3 more years of nicotine!!!
 
2013-02-21 02:34:45 PM  
I would like to quit smoking but everyone within arms reach of me would suffer a horrible death.

/stressed
 
2013-02-21 02:34:48 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I quit cold turkey (and cigarettes) at age 49, mainly because it seemed like it would be really depressing to be still smoking when I was 50. (How's THAT for a rationalization?)


I quit at 50 because....well, just because.
 
2013-02-21 02:36:38 PM  
I quit about 12 1/2 years ago, at age 29, before the birth of my first child.  I haven't touched tobacco since, with the exception of a Cuban cigar while out of the country, on two separate occasions, both about 5-7 years ago.  And I won't be doing that again either because, frankly, I don't like cigars very much and never did.

After several unsuccessful attempts with the patch, the gum and gradual phase-outs, what finally worked for me was good old-fashioned painful cold turkey.  I knew I had turned the corner when I was no longer regularly counting the days since my last cigarette.  I still occasionally have dreams where I'm smoking (yeah yeah, phallic symbol, ha ha) but I'm not going to be allowing myself any of those "just this once" exceptions.

Of course, at today's prices, that's plenty of incentive not to get started again...
 
2013-02-21 02:37:16 PM  
stupiddream:

Do you really want to live to your second childhood, diapers and all?  I think we should encourage all unhealthy behavior because there are too many of us on theis planet anyway.

I agree in general, but the unhealthy behavior should make you feel better. Bronchitis, asthma and incipient emphysema doesn't qualify.

But I took up eating & boozing to replace it.

And I've always been a fan of hot sex with crazy women.

AHEM. I said "I've always been a fan of hot sex with crazy women."

You hear that, KY Farkettes?
 
2013-02-21 02:38:40 PM  

Super Chronic: I still occasionally have dreams where I'm smoking


Do you get pissed at yourself?  I have those dreams, and while I am still dreaming I get mad at myself for smoking.  It's weird.
 
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