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Every cigarette you smoke takes 11 minutes off your life...

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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I'm pretty sure natural tobacco with no chemicals isn't bad for you. I could be wrong, but I don't think a natural plant like that is deadly rofl




posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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Both my parents were avid smokers.....and they both died of lung cancer.....I was 4 1/2 when my mother died...and 22 when my dad died....I have never smoked...and I never will.

To those that like to smoke...I say....that is your freedom of choice....but what about the people that love and care about you....they want you around as long as can be.

I really believe that smoking cigarettes is an addiction.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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ever smoke just pure tobacco? no, i bet they got it prepackaged of 20 filters chemical bombs. iven the pouches and RYO are floating in certain preservative chemicals. but then again i look to the people that grow the tobacco instead, and they really can live to the triple digits

you know, the corn and steak fed farmboy that keeps his own stash seperate of his harvest. the last 40 years of smoking gave him tar,(which you can now pay to remove) but had no other problems. he had high blood pressure for a year, but his old lady fixed that. we humans are more durable than we think, but not if you are smoking the "flouridated" ciggarettes. i have pure, and no other cigarette has ever, ever compared
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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I don't think natural tobacco is nearly as bad for you as mass-produced cigarettes and chew. For those of you concerned about the health effects of smoking, there's always nasal snuff as an option... its not the same but it doesn't have the added chemicals and will give you the nicotine you're after. Most of the stuff added into cigarettes doesn't do anything, good or harmful, until its burned, so there'd be no reason you'd find that crap in snuff.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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what are 11 minutes against the infinity?

I prefeer to smoke a joint with a little natural tabaco and more weed
80Weed/20Tobacco
;D



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Denis Leary said it best

It's the wheelchair, kidney dialysis, adult diaper f******* years. You can have those years! We don't want 'em, alright?” – Denis Leary


oh but what about this thread?
This site is entirely too confusing...
pick a side already



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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Well all I can say is I hope none of you smoke AND watch TV



1 Hour Of TV Could Shorten Your Lifespan: Study

Would you just stand up already?

In the latest study to show that sitting is bad for you, British researchers found that for every hour you sit in front of the TV, you cut your life expectancy down by nearly 22 minutes -- the same effect as smoking two cigarettes.

And watching TV for six hours a day can cut your life expectancy down by five years, University of Queensland researchers said.

The average American age 15 and older spends about 2.7 hours a day watching TV, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, in 2009, the ratings company Nielsen released figures that showed that Americans spend an average of 4 hours and 49 minutes watching TV a day.

TV-watching is considered sedentary behavior, known to increase the risk of death from heart attack or stroke. The Australian researchers found that engaging in sedentary behavior by watching a lot of TV could have as big of an impact on health as smoking and not exercising.

To come to this conclusion, researchers analyzed the TV-watching habits and risk factors for chronic diseases of 11,000 people ages 25 and older who participated in the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study. Then, they compared that data with the 2008 estimate that Australians 25 and older spend an estimated 9.8 billion hours watching TV, which is linked with 286,000 fewer years of life. The study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

"While smoking rates are declining, watching TV is not, which has implications at a population level," study researcher Dr. Lennert Veerman told The Guardian.

Past research also shows that watching too much TV can kill you. A Harvard review published earlier in the year in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that watching two hours of TV a day can bump up the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 20 percent, the risk of heart disease by 15 percent and the risk of early death by 13 percent.


Sourc e

I'm sure there will be a study soon that says having sex takes hours off your life, and going on vacation, etc. Basically here's the rule of thumb- if it's something that you enjoy then quit doing it because it's killing you!


I don't smoke, but my dad is a life-long smoker who otherwise kept himself in good shape and saw no ill effects until his late 60's. Now he's in his late 70's and has had chemo and radiation treatments for throat cancer, quintuple bypass surgery, a pacemaker, etc. It finally caught up with him.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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Now marijuana, even though it tars the lungs even worse has more.benefits.than anything.
cures me aches and pains and allows me to concentrate on tasks by bringing down my stress levels.
plus when I exercise I don't feel the burn as bad and can push myself even harder.
I know they say its a lazy mans drug but if you can find a way to motivate yourself while on it a whole new world of possibilities opens up. Also I find when reading books I can better visualize what the author is trying to convey

Love it



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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We harp on people.so much for their cigarette habit and use guilt to deter them yet if.someone has a drinking or drug problem seldom is anything ever said. Smoking is a choice, drinking and hard drugs is a lifestyle. I would rather see smokers raisebkids than alcoholics and oxy fiends.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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Tobacco is fairly dangerous on its own. Harvest too much nicoteen and ingest it and your dead. I think 50 mg or so can kill you. I can't remember. Its like smoking with the patch on.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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I am 20 and have just lost my mother to lung cancer aswell - she was along term smoker too.

I have never attempted smoking, however I will not go against those that want to smoke. Be my guest!



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by maybee

Originally posted by aaron2209
Another reason I'm loving my e-cig


I am soooo ready to stop smoking but it's just so hard. I am planning to try the e-cig myself. So glad you posted that you like yours. It's encouraging now to actually try them. Thanks


Just do a bit of research and check out some forums before jumping in. Getting the right gear is so important! So many people buy some cheap piece of crap and are so disappointed they just go back to smokes. I've got an eGo-T and low resistance atomizers and it's brilliant!

Used to smoke 30 odd a day for a good 10 years. The day my eGo arrived was pretty much the last time I had a smoke. Coming up to 6 months now. I will admit I still have a couple a week but that's compared to approx 210 a week before.

If you like to smoke (like I do) but the cancer is a slight put off lol check out e-cigs for sure.
edit on 18-8-2011 by aaron2209 because: typo



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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I want to be a quit smoking coach. Yeah you'll need to sign a waiver first. I plan on associati.g smoking with pain. Heh you know knd of how they torture and enslave folks.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 09:03 AM
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I hate that I commented earlier without reading the thread and feel silly for repeating what others already said

thats somewhat of an apology


however, on your pain idea, I do have something original!! Yay!!!
or.... sorry to say your idea isn't original
Stephen King did it already




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