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posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 04:54 PM
somking is bad for you!

there is 1.8 billion people in the world;
2.1 million die a day in the wide

18% smoke world wide

300 million people in the u.s.a; 1200 people die in the "usa" thats two jumbo jet plane loads of men , women and children......... my mom is in the hospital right now from "smoking"....

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 05:11 PM
reply to post by jezzj_jamj

Apologies and prayers go out to your mother.... some say that the filters are the damaging part of 'major label' tobacco. The 'rumor' in the 70/80s was that "there is fiberglass in the filters" and that's not entirely false.

Ethylbenzene is a colorless liquid that smells like gasoline. You can smell ethylbenzene in the air at concentrations as low as 2 parts of ethylbenzene per million parts of air by volume (ppm). It evaporates at room temperature and burns easily. Ethylbenzene occurs naturally in coal tar and petroleum. It is also found in many products, including paints, inks, and insecticides. Gasoline contains about 2% (by weight) ethylbenzene. Ethylbenzene is used primarily in the production of styrene. It is also used as a solvent, a component of asphalt and naphtha, and in fuels. In the chemical industry, it is used in the manufacture of acetophenone, cellulose acetate, diethylbenzene, ethyl anthraquinone, ethylbenzene sulfonic acids, propylene oxide, and -methylbenzyl alcohol. Consumer products containing ethylbenzene include pesticides, carpet glues, varnishes and paints, and tobacco products. In 1994, approximately 12 billion pounds of ethylbenzene were produced in the United States.

The actual name of what cigarette filters are made of, cellulose acetate, when researched is a type of fiber.... should people 'need' to smoke, between rolling your own or American Spirits, there's no reason NOT to avoid poisonous filters.

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 06:34 PM
Brilliant! Why haven't I thought that? Smoking is bad. Oh no! I smoke! I should quit. Yeah.
Sorry 'bout your Mom. I feel your angst. My mom died of smoking and drinking. Emphysema and Heart Disease. (At least that's the official cause).
My brother, who is a smoker, has early signs of the disease too. I wonder why he hasn't thought of quitting either?

Oh wait...we HAVE! Yeah, but, those pesky tobacco companies never mentioned that it was harder than heroin to quit. They just made it sound fun.
Meh, I gotta die of something.


P.S. Don't rip on me for making light. I just think this subject is silly. Smokers know what they're in for. They know it's bad. They know they should quit. Numbers don't mean squat to a smoker. Miracle cures do.


posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 08:08 PM

Originally posted by jezzj_jamj

there is 1.8 billion people in the world;
2.1 million die a day in the wide

18% smoke world wide

Which world do you live in? I'd like to get there if it is as big as mine. Here, we are sporting almost 7 billion people and 4 billion domestic cattle. It is a pretty rough scene, lots of natural habitat fragmentation and total loss. What is it like there, aside from the smoking problem?

[edit on 11/20/2007 by Anubis Kanubis]

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 11:43 PM
I agree 100%

Thats why I quit. Hardest thing I've ever done. If anyone is planning on quitting, check out my thread on it first, it might be of some assistance.

Icons tips for smoke cessation

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 12:31 AM
I've been a smoker for a little over 13 years, and I'm beginning to lose the taste for it. No longer is it an enjoyment, it's simply become an expensive and unconcious habit.

Thanks for the link, Icon. Much appreciated, and kudos for you for kicking the habit.

posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 11:37 PM
My wife and I both quit in what will be two years ago come January 7th.
The strangest thing is that she smoked a lot more than I did and it was easier for her to quit. I had already gotten to the point that very seldom did I enjoy the cigarette yet did it out of habit.

We did the auricular therapy thing. While I doubt that it really helped officially I would say it gave us the mental advantage of tricking us that it did work. The reason I say it was easier for her is that she did not continue to have the cravings I did, though I smoked less than her. I believe this reason is because she smoked for enjoyment where I smoked when bored or upset for the most part. I realized after some time that I had lost my “go to” thing where she simply lost a “hobby”.

The thing I missed the most at first was the weight you feel on your chest (the lack of oxygen really) as I was once again receiving an actual breath without a lung full of smoke.

Today I can say even when I’m angry I don’t think of a smoke any longer though many months ago I still wished for one. I have had dreams since I quit where I was smoking, I would wake up and sort of crave one because I actually felt as if I had smoked one. Smoking is an addiction that has its tendrils wrapped tight around those who partake of its poison. I would recommend that no one start smoking as eventually it loses its taste and coolness (if it really ever was) besides the cost is getting far out of hand.


posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 07:48 AM
I deal with it at my job, how nasty. Cant believe people like doing that

posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 07:56 AM
Sadly im a smoker of some 20 a day. I bloody hate the habit and wish i could kick it. I have had so many moments of self determination in my life but when it comes to packing up the smike i have no determination whatsoever.

My mother does autopsys and has shown me many affected lungs and people who have died from smoking. (Even that didnt stop me)

I have a serious dream to pack it in on 1st Jan 2008 and i have to for the sake of my beautiful children

posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 09:42 AM
One thing I've never been able to understand is the people that say that all smokers should quit, and this is why, yet they discount totally that it isn't that easy to do. Yes, all of us smokers realize how horrid it is, and pretty much all of us want to quit, yet when you've been smoking since age 14 (13 years ago) it simply isn't that easy to do. It is an addiction, both mentally and physically. Also, while some people just do it for the joy of it, others use it as a stress reliever (like me). When I'm stressed, I smoke. When I'm angry, to calm down I take a smoke break. It isn't a simple thing to break a 13 year habit that you are addicted to. Yes, I want to quit, but I'm not glib about it. I realize it's gonna be hard, unlike the people that throw the numbers at you. Why do you think the numbers are so high, anyways? Do you not realize how hard it is to break the addiction?



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 09:51 AM
reply to post by thesaint

Me too. Its only recently that I have decided that I will give up one day. I wish I could go away to some health farm for a week and give up nicotine and caffeine without kids and course work to deal with.

Its so expensive and smelly and I hate being so dependant on these two chemicals for daily activity.

I feel like I have to fight it on two fronts, the habit of drinking coffee and smoking and the chemical addictions these two habit form. Though only yesterday did I see some interesting looking cold drinks that had caffeine in, perhaps buying some of them and some snus could help break the puffing and drinking hot coffee (lol) habit - then I can confront the chemical one head on.

Icon_xof you have some handy tips there, grats on giving up!

posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 12:26 AM
I feel for you and your mom but your stats are all wrong. Where did you get this information from?


posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 01:16 AM
I can say im a smoker for almost 2 years now, but I enjoy it and I'm not stopping for nobody. It's just pure a habbit when im doing the morning papers I roll a cigaret with some delicious shag and doing fine with it!


posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 01:32 AM
Sorry to hear about your Mom, Smoking has put my Dad in the hospital once or twice, I smoke too, I am trying to quit myself, not only for the health aspect but im tired of making their BMW payments

posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 03:09 AM
I have gone 3 months without a ciggie and it was harder to quit this time around than before when I was in my 20's. I had to wait till I was right in my mind to quit and just by chance I caught this horror chest cold and that certainly helped me go through the cold turkey stage which was about 3 days for me. Once I got over the physical desire for a smoke I had to deal with the mental addiction.

This mental addiction is what really suprised me, the social side of taking a break and conversing with fellow smokers was a hard thing to deal with. Whn mates were out having one I tried a few things that eventually helped me and that was to actually still go otu and with them but not do the smoking.

The side effects of me quitting were also hard to deal with and the major one was the brain fog I got a week after going cold turkey. It still hasn't gone away and I have come to the conclusion the nicotine was stimulating my brain to above its normal work rate...Ive dropped a few IQ points but hopefully gained a few years on my life.

posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 03:09 AM
Double Post sorry Mod please delete.

[edit on 6-12-2007 by mazzroth]

posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 03:18 AM
A recent report from the danish "fight cancer" organisation, shows that the scandinavian tobacco industri is using more than 200 different dangerous additives in cigarets.

additives wich has no use in the cigaret whatsoever.
additives that are toxic and makes you addictive to the cigarets.

a trial will come of this in 2008.

The tobacco companies ofcourse deny it.

posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 03:28 AM
Cigarettes took my Father, my Mother and more than likely me next. They are horribly addicting. My brother and sister were smarter. With this major illness I have been experiencing, they taste like azz now. If I smoke 9 a day that is a lot. Horrible addiction. I know this is on me, but I remember eating candy lucky strikes as a kid. Those guys were good.

[edit on 6-12-2007 by jpm1602]

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