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(Today)   Doctors: Smoke all you want, just quit by 44 and you'll be A-OK   (todayhealth.today.com) divider line 17
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2013-02-21 02:11:16 PM
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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.
2013-02-21 02:06:13 PM
4 votes:
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 02:20:32 PM
2 votes:
. . .  but they didn't study all the smokers who didn't make it to 44?
2013-02-21 02:18:33 PM
2 votes:
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 02:11:01 PM
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Risk analysis does not work that way.
2013-02-21 02:10:04 PM
2 votes:

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 03:57:09 PM
1 votes:
Couple extra things to add on to my last post:

They do sell 10% (100 mg / mL) nicotine solutions. But seriously do not try to kill yourself with that shiat. There are much easier ways to go. Nicotine overdose is a similar death to hemlock poisoning which royally sucks. Imagine uncontrolled puking and shiatting while every muscle in your body screams in paralyzing pain simultaneously for 20-30 minutes before cardiac arrest.
2013-02-21 03:47:08 PM
1 votes:

Just another Heartland Weirdass: BronyMedic: Just another Heartland Weirdass: I would agree if you could mainline nicotine. I don't wanna hafta smell your stinky clothes, hair, car, or breath. Unprotected anal sex with multiple partners seems more effective and is definitely less smelly.

Pure nicotine is one of the most toxic substances known to man.

It's a neurotoxin, which works on the cholinergic receptors of your body, producing what's known as the nicotinic toxidrome.

So?
I want to encourage dangerous and potentially lethal behavior, and it appears that I did just that.
Also,
Botulinum toxin is THE most toxic substance known to man and it can be used in all sorts of medicines that are directly injected into you and even helps fight anal fissures. So fark yeah toxins!


Unfortunately nicotine irritates the stomach something fierce when you try to ingest it. Skin absorption (like the patch already does anyway...) or injection would work well though. Just get some of that e-cig flavorless nicotine juice at 3.6% (36 mg nicotine per mL) and shoot it up. The reason why cigarettes are safer than this method, of course, is that it's almost impossible to OD on nicotine from regular cigarettes alone. I think it would take something like 40 cigarettes inside of an hour to even potentially kill a person who has some tolerance built up (i.e. a smoker). However if you soak the cigarettes in water.... oh never mind! Keep below 80 mg!
2013-02-21 03:06:28 PM
1 votes:

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?)

However, I started after college and never went through more than half a pack a day and I kept up an exercise routine.


Same here on most of that.  Last smoke was 27 days ago.  So far, not so bad.  Morning runs no easier though, how soon before I notice a difference?
2013-02-21 02:38:40 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-21 02:34:30 PM
1 votes:
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 02:31:31 PM
1 votes:
czthomas.files.wordpress.com

Fark you, science. I'm 25 and I'll smoke till I'm done!
2013-02-21 02:27:30 PM
1 votes:

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 02:24:57 PM
1 votes:
Tell that to the 17 year old with lung cancer.
2013-02-21 02:18:46 PM
1 votes:

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 02:16:59 PM
1 votes:
shrineodreams.files.wordpress.com
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-21 02:11:41 PM
1 votes:
This also works for sin.
 
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