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Smoking Affects The Entire Body!!!!

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  1. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    and whoever else smokes on this board:

    Smoking Affects The Entire Body :ph34r:
    Thu May 27, 2004 04:51 PM ET
    By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Smoking causes a range of diseases never before suspected, including cataracts, acute myeloid leukemia and cervical, kidney, pancreatic and stomach cancers, U.S. Surgeon-General Richard Carmona said on Thursday.

    In fact, smoking affects virtually every organ of the body, Carmona said in the newest surgeon-general's report on smoking.

    "We've known for decades that smoking is bad for your health, but this report shows that it's even worse," Dr. Carmona told a news conference.

    "The toxins from cigarette smoke go everywhere the blood flows. I'm hoping this new information will help motivate people to quit smoking and convince young people not to start in the first place."

    The report coincides with a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that in 2002, 22.5 percent of U.S. adults described themselves as smokers, down slightly from 2001.

    This rate of decline will not be enough to get the national smoking rate down to 12 percent, the goal set by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department for 2010, the CDC said.

    Smoking kills an estimated 440,000 Americans a year, Carmona said. He said men who smoke cut their lives short by 13.2 years on average, and female smokers lose 14.5 years.

    Smoking costs the country $157 billion each year -- $75 billion in direct medical costs and the rest in lost productivity.

    The poor and less educated continue to be the biggest smokers, and more efforts need to be directed at these groups to encourage them to quit smoking, the CDC said.

    ONE THIRD OF POOR SMOKE

    Nearly 33 percent of adults living below the poverty level smoked, compared with 22 percent of those above the poverty level.

    One-in-four men and one-in-five women said they were smokers. The CDC survey of 31,000 Americans found that 28.5 percent of those aged 18 to 24 years smoked but just 9.3 percent of those older than 65 did.

    The CDC estimates that 45.8 million U.S. adults were smokers in 2002, and 41 percent said they had tried to quit at least once.

    The CDC and Carmona said efforts need to be stepped up to help people kick the habit, including quitlines and assistance programs.

    Carmona highlighted corporate programs such as one at Union-Pacific called "Butt Out and Breathe" that has reduced employee smoking rates from 40 percent in 1992 to 27 percent in 2003.

    Some groups said the government needed to get much tougher on the tobacco industry.

    "At the federal level, a good place to start would be the pending proposals in Congress to give authority to the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco just as it regulates other products," said American Heart Association chief executive officer M. Cass Wheeler.

    States should raise tobacco taxes and ban all smoking in public places, Wheeler added.

    The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids agreed but was pessimistic.

    "The House (of Representatives) leadership is concocting another backroom deal to protect the tobacco industry while deliberately avoiding any action that would reduce the death toll from tobacco use," said Campaign president Matthew Myers.

    © Reuters 2004. All Rights Reserved.


    *HUGZ*
     
  2. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    I am not surprised at all.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    This won't make me quit.
     
  4. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    :ph34r: OMG...I quiting right now...



    After I finish this other cigg.




    Cool, even my boner has niccotine.....now to find me a crack head and tell her she can get high off my stick.
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    I quit a little over two years ago, for the sixth time. It's not fucking easy, and no one but yourself can make you do it. My whole family smokes.
    The decision was easier for me. Smoking gave me asthma attacks at night, one helluva cough during the day, and I could no longer afford it.

    To each their own. I'm glad I quit.
     
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    Havok Senior Member

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    This just in : smoking is bad! In other news, the sky is blue and in sports, the MLB has just allowed colored athlete Jackie Robinson into the major leagues!

    Hello and welcome to 1930 :)
     
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    ya i quit about a yr and 5 months ago and it is really great. I do not tell people that they should quit very much if at all but i do tell my freinds how fuckin gross it is when they smoke around me and i have to smell it...thats the only time it really bothers enough to say something but other than that it is your own choice to pay for cancer
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    OMG thats the funniest thing you have ever said!!! :fofl:
     
  9. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    eat well, stay fit, and die anyway.

    fuck it.

    i'd rather be dead at 60 than live to 80.

    you guys dump money into 401k's... i'll dump it into cigs, and not have to worry a damn about how im going to live when its time to retire.
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    suit yourself

    I'd rather die suddenly, or even painfully at 80, than to die slowly during chemo with a hole in my throat. You can have your O2 tank. I'll still be kickin ass.

    401K=Hell fucking yes. I've got three retirement plans. Redundancy pwns.

    I will have a pimp house, and the bestest motorhome evar!!!! Oh yeah, I'm only 29, but I'm sure I have more in savings than most guys my age.
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    But B... better quality girls DON'T smoke. And non-smokers don't date smokers.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    no wonder he cant get laid... :shrug: :p

    seriously, i would never date a smoker, and its gross to kiss one...
     
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    :bo: :bo: :bo:

    FUCKING AWESOME!! LOL!!!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Airjockie...thats the best.
     
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    smoking also destroys all the C and B vitamins in your body, as well as introducing MILLIONS of free radicals.


    don't like fresh fruits and veggies? don't smoke... otherwise, it's all you'll be eating... thru a tube. hehehe. i used to smoke. don't anymore. it's gross.

    i like being able to smell... and not have to hack a loogie all day.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    HomeLand Security to the Rescue................. :p
     
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    I will NEVER smoke tobacco. Its nasty and habit forming and I don't need to pour money into killing myself. If I want to die at 60 ill go buy a gun and do it the real way.
     
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    People should be more concerned with the obesity problem in the states, and the fast food diet that has been adopted by the millons. Obestity related disease has almost caught up to smoking related disease as the number one killers in America. The anti smoking peeps need to get over their need to control what other people do, fucktards.
     
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    my alergies are half what they used to be because i smoke. you have no idea how annoying these months are when you're alegeric to, well, life. now that i can't smell as good, i only sneeze 40 times when i wake up instead of 100.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Everyone should:

    Eat right, with plenty of Veggie's and Fruits....
    Drive Slow....obay all road laws, and stay below 55 mph on the highway...save gas...
    Walk to work if they live within 2 miles of work...
    Don't Smoke.....
    Don't Drink....
    Only have Sex after getting married....
    bath at least 2 times a day...
    abstain from extramarrital affairs...
    don't do drugs....
    be kind to all animals...even respect ants and worms...they once could have been people too.
    Don't Eat pork, or Beef, or other animals and their byproducts....
    Don't eat shrimp, crustations, crabs lobsters.....and other bottom dwelling fish
    Have the same pay, so no rich and no poor people are possible.
    Have a meaningfull job to society....as in community work..
    The same size house....the same color car...the same backyard...so everyone will be equal.
    only use electricity when needed, no using electricty for internet or TV or post whoreing.
    Believe in the same God or no God....
    Should Adopt back their parents when they can't take care of themselves.
    Ban Guns, and Knives and any other implements of death...
    Have the same education....
    if you kill, you get killed...
    If you steal, you lose your hands...
    only own the same amount of land...
    shall pay half of their earnings to charity...
    shall only have sex for reproducing the family line...and limit offspring to only a male and a female...
    not masterbate..
    wear a seat belt at all times...
    shall go to bed early....
    etc..etc...etc....etc....


    That kinda take most religions, laws, equality, and all freedoms put into one utopia......


    Sooo...if you can do all that...and keep to it, then I'll quit smoking....

    I don't foresee me quiting anytime soon, because Martine will always drive hard and fast, and Chris will always have sex.....B will always build a monster car and buy the best stuff, and half of the people here will still toke it up till they can't think anymore, and the other half can't give up internet or porn..... :roll:

    Ain't Freedom sweet?!?!?!

    I guess it would be a better world...Meh...Who cares? :sleep:
     
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