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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
Redneck does make a valid point! What might be your rebuttal?
1. Heroin - popular street names include smack, skag, and junk.
2. Cocaine - often referred to as snow, flake, coke, and blow.
3. Barbiturates - popular slang names include yellow jackets, reds, blues, Amy's, and rainbows.
4. Street Methadone
6. Ketamine - a powerful hallucinogen, often referred to as Special K.
7. Benzodiazepines - a family of sedative drugs.
8. Amphetamines - known as greenies among baseball players.
10. Buprenorphine - also called bupe or subbies.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Originally posted by TheRedneck
There's another difference. Tobacco is not mentally debilitating.
Are you serious? Tobacco is most definitely mentally debilitating.
Effects of Smoking on the Brain
Smoking effects on the Brain
* Smoking blocks the carotid artery. So, blood supply to the brain cells are cut off. This results in stroke, called cerebral thrombosis. Smoker's risk of having a stroke is 1.5 times more than non-smokers.
* Smoking also leads to thickening and clotting of the blood.
* Smoking causes oxidative stress.
It's a myth that smoking helps to concentrate and makes a smoker alert. In fact, the speed and accuracy of a smoker's thinking ability becomes weak. Smoking also lowers down the smoker's IQ. This fact has been established by a study conducted by University of Michigan researchers.
The researchers also confirmed that long-term smoking have harmful effects on memory, problem-solving, and IQ. In fact, they viewed that smoking diminishes the thinking ability of a person.
Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
I cannot believe the amount of PERSONAL attacks that I am receiving in this thread and the sheer number of JUSTIFICATIONS people are coming up with to justify their 'habit'... CAN JUST ONE OF YOU SHOW ME JUST ONE STUDY THAT SHOWS THAT CHILDREN EXPOSED TO CIGARETTE SMOKE ARE AS HEALTHY OR HEALTHIER THAN THEIR PEERS WHO ARE NOT EXPOSED TO CIGARETTE SMOKE????
Smoking was a direct cause of my mother's death at the age of 52 (when I was only 14)... Smoking was a direct cause of my father's death at the age of 60... Smoking was a direct cause of my sister's death at the age of 57... Smoking is the direct reason I am suseptable to respritory infections and pneumonia, and not because I live in a dirty environment, as some d-bag suggested here earlier as I am a clean freak...
Instead of attacking me, why don't just one of you geniuses try to dispute the data given in the OP with data of your own... Why don't just one of you take a good look in the mirror and try to convince yourself that your smoking had NO negative effects on your children...
To try to sit there in front of your computer and convince yourselves and others that it has no negative effects on your children is the epitomy of self delusion and the antithesis of 'Denying Ignorance'! PERIOD!
Originally posted by mysterioustranger
I understand the point, and my mother held me in her arms while she smoked in the 50's (and she got both lung-cancer, and myself asthma)...but I think the theory is too general.
It would imply that the millions of them who did but just didnt know it was bad...would now be deemed "unfit"...and thats absolutely untrue.
I agree that perhaps now...knowing what we do...and ignoring those facts...would be criminal and a danger. But to deem all past parents as that they were unfit, is wrong. They may have been at fault by lack-of-knowledge of the consequences...but certainly not to be categorized as unfit. They just didnt know then...and perhaps that is your point.
Originally posted by Maslo
The title of this thread should be: "Parents who smoke around children should be found unfit to be parents...