posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:06 PM
Good find. I have smoked for twenty some years and if I could quit, I probably would, well, maybe if I wanted to bad enough. I enjoy it though. I
seldom get sick, but this year I ended up with what I thought was allergies and after not being able to shake it, and actually I don't think it was a
sinus infection either. The dr. gave me 3500mg amoxicillin per day, which I had a reaction to, so I was told to cut the dose in half because - get
this - so many things were immune to the anitbiotics they are having to prescribe such high doses. Anyway, this was the first time I have had to have
any in 7 years, which was for strep and pretty good considering that at both my jobs - one being a grocery store (very germy situation) I handle
money and interact with people all day long and honestly I believe it was because i let myself get run down.
I too eat a healthy diet and exercise for the most part and I feel healthy and can hike and do whatever. I have known too many old timers that died
in their late 90's - they smoked like chimneys - unfiltereds mostly and drank like fish and half the diet was fried (of course people like this eat
alot of fresh veggies and fruit as well, they grow it). And what killed them, seemingly healthy people that got up and worked or did something every
day? They weren't sick, they just up and died one day.
And for those of you who knew people who started having problems after they quit, my dad was the same way, only with beer. Once he quit he honestly
went down hill, mentally and physically.
So, I won't condone it and tell everyone to go out and start smoking, but this is definitly food for thought.