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(NBC News)   Sure, smoking can lead to lung cancer down the line, but you'll be happy to know that it can also prevent Ebola in the short term   ( nbcnews.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, ebola, lung cancer, monoclonal antibodies, tobacco, Science Translational Medicine, hemorrhagic fever, antibodies, Doctors Without Borders  
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2013-08-22 01:39:51 PM  
Noted.
 
2013-08-22 01:51:46 PM  
YAY!
 
2013-08-22 02:12:16 PM  
Note to self: if I start bleeding from my eyes, bum a Marlboro from the sketchy-looking guy standing outside the 7-11
 
2013-08-22 02:14:59 PM  
Hey- Lung Cancer can be treated. Ebola can't.
 
2013-08-22 02:20:17 PM  

SmackLT: Note to self: if I start bleeding from my eyes, bum a Marlboro from the sketchy-looking guy standing outside the 7-11


No, my last one. MUAHAHA
 
2013-08-22 02:20:44 PM  
And if I ever go to a place where I would have to be worried about Ebola, THEN I will take up smoking. Until then, keep your filthy cancer sticks away from me, Stinky!
/Partially snarking...
 
2013-08-22 02:37:47 PM  
A true worst case scenario... Ebola with a 96 hour incubation and transmission phase.
 
2013-08-22 02:59:36 PM  
Yeah, but have you ever had Ebola... on weed?!
 
2013-08-22 03:18:42 PM  
Kentucky BioProcessing in Owensboro, Kentucky makes MB-003 using tobacco plants.

They really Kentuckied the hell out of that science, huh?
 
2013-08-22 03:21:17 PM  
Ebola is the one where you bleed out of every pore of your body and die an agonizing death, right? Yeeeeeah, I'd actually take the lung cancer over that, and this is coming from a person who's mother died of lung cancer directly caused from smoking. Frak bleeding to death in agony.
 
2013-08-22 03:27:27 PM  

ParagonComplex: Ebola is the one where you bleed out of every pore of your body and die an agonizing death, right? Yeeeeeah, I'd actually take the lung cancer over that, and this is coming from a person who's mother died of lung cancer directly caused from smoking. Frak bleeding to death in agony.


Also your organs liquify, if I recall correctly.
 
2013-08-22 03:31:16 PM  
Then it's the long-term Ebola that will get  you next year.

I don't think you've thought your cunning plan all the way through.
 
2013-08-22 04:03:49 PM  
Felgraf

ParagonComplex: Ebola is the one where you bleed out of every pore of your body and die an agonizing death, right? Yeeeeeah, I'd actually take the lung cancer over that, and this is coming from a person who's mother died of lung cancer directly caused from smoking. Frak bleeding to death in agony.

Also your organs liquify, if I recall correctly.


I think that happens with Taco Bell anyway.
 
2013-08-22 04:28:19 PM  
*cough* Andromeda Strain *cough*
 
2013-08-22 04:29:07 PM  
So I can continue to eat bushmeat, provided I have a smoke afterwards?
 
2013-08-22 04:32:44 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-22 05:18:36 PM  
That's why I always light up after I have hot monkey sex.
 
2013-08-22 05:49:07 PM  
Actually, smoking marijuana has never been positively linked to lung cancer in studies, and you'd best believe they've tried.

One theory is that any carcinogenic effect is offset by more effective programmed cell death enabled by various cannibinoids. More study is obviously needed.

Obviously, smoking anything isn't exactly good for you, and reefer has been linked to emphysema, temporary hypoxia, and other conditions. Anyone interested in cannabis purely for its therapeutic effects should probably stick to vaporization and edibles.
 
2013-08-22 07:33:29 PM  

184.173.194.236
"Indestructible..."

 
2013-08-22 07:36:11 PM  

Felgraf: Also your organs liquify, if I recall correctly.


Ugh, I forgot that nice tidbit. So you're bleeding out of every pore of your body while your organs liquify. Noooooooooooooooooo~PUH. No sir.
 
2013-08-22 09:21:21 PM  
Sweet. Next time my mom or my girlfriend's mom gives me shiat for smoking, I'll tell them that if life ever imitates art with Outbreak, at least I won't die such a horrible death.

/been using my electronic cigarette more often lately
//Joye E-Go with 3.5 ml dual coil tank (Smoktech U-DCT)
///currently vaping beer flavored e-juice
 
2013-08-22 09:34:38 PM  
I've been Ebola free for 40 years... And my lung feels great!

*jumps up with fist in air like the teeter inversion guy*
 
2013-08-23 12:59:58 AM  
Ebola? Reeeealllyyyy not the first thing I'm worried about.

Get back to me when it's the zombie apocalypse.

/yeah yeah, tired meme is tired
//Loads shotgun
 
2013-08-23 07:11:41 AM  
Its protein made in tobacco plants, they have to purify it and inject it.
Not smoke it.

/ I know many realized this already.
 
2013-08-23 10:58:06 AM  
FTA:  Various strains of the virus pop up unpredictably across Africa, perhaps as people venture into forests to hunt wild animals, especially monkeys and apes, known as bushmeat. The virus infects apes and monkeys and it infects people who are exposed to bodily fluids, such as blood .

Maybe, just maybe, we as a species, should quit farking eating our closest biological relatives. As they may harbor easily transferable diseases that they've developed an immunity to, while we possess no such immunity.
 
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