posted on May, 15 2014 @ 12:50 PM
I started smoking when I was about twenty eight. I always had a persistent cough, I noticed I didn't cough around smoke. So I started to smoke. I
only smoke about a half a pack a day usually, I increased it up to a pack one time, but it negatively effects me if I smoke that much. It helps me to
think clearer most times also. My biggest problem with lungs came from working with dust all the time, insulating and carpentry work. Cutting block
or cement isn't the best either, neither is sanding drywall before priming. The high calcium dusts seem to be the worst.
I think people smoked for self medication and to suppress their appetite. Nicotine does increase insulin, this can give people more energy sometimes.
It also can open cells like acetylcholine can to allow uptake of the sugars. Look at all the people now that are type 2 diabetic, maybe if they
didn't quit smoking they might not have type two diabetes. Tobacco does stop the apoptosis of damaged cells though, You should drink coffee when you
smoke. Certain caffeic acids help with that.
I'm not trying to say that anyone should start smoking or quit smoking, that is a personal choice. It all depends on the state of each person's
body. Some people do better when they quit, others do worse and wind up taking medicines within a few years since they quit self medicating. Now, I
can't say that pharmaceuticals are any safer than cigarettes half the time. It all depends on each person. Usually the good benefits of tobacco use
start to diminish after a half a pack. Over a pack and it is almost always negative.
Even if I were to quit, I could never say that cigarettes are bad for someone, I know too much about this subject.