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Originally posted by Kryties
Considering I smoke about 3/4 of a 25-pack a day I think I'll be quite safe given that this information was true...
...that and the fact I don't leave my house very often so my chances of exposure are lower than most others.
Originally posted by prevenge
well you don't have to "smoke" to reap the cytokine overdrive suppression benefits of nicotine.. you can use a patch or gum or an e-cig.
you don't have to instigate cancer with EVERY dose of nicotine...
Originally posted by Extralien
So now we know the real reason why smoking has been banned in most indoor public places..
That's why so many now frown on smokers...
smoking has been made to be sooooo bad yet it just might save your life if the fever hits..
it's a conspiracy they dont want you to smoke so you all die from the bug.
Originally posted by phoebeflakes
IF....you get swine flu (or any other flu that causes cytokine storm), there is some evidence that nicotine going into your lungs can stop or slow the cytokine storm, and help reduce the inflammation.
Originally posted by drphilxr
reply to post by phoebeflakes
too bad by the time the cytokine storm erupts - cell mediated immunity with interleukin flooding, pulmonary edema/ ARDS - you will be in an ICU. Ever try smoking in an ICU?
Leading up to that, interesting premise that smokers will do better, since smokers invariably do worse with respiratory failure in ICU's.