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Originally posted by TiredofControlFreaks
reply to post by NotAnAspie
Respectfully, I don't think you understand the role of macrophages very well. The role of macrophages is to eat dead tissue. Now it may be a bit disturbing to think about it but the cells of the human body DO NOT last decades. They die and must be replaced. The dead cells must be removed from your body or they would decompose inside of you. The process of macrophages eating dead cells is a healthy normal response.
Macrophages don't eat lung tissue. They eat and clean up debris in the lungs.
As for comparing cigars and cigarettes, remember that cigarettes have a filter tip that trap much of the particulate. Cigars don't. The reason you don't inhale cigars is because the pH of the smoke is such that nicotine is absorbed in the mouth and cheeks.
Cigarette tobacco is treated with ammonium to alter the pH and make it possible to inhale the smoke into the lungs. Most of the nicotine is absorbed in the lungs.
In the 1960s, cigarettes contained about 12 mg of nicotine in each cigarette. Smokers did not need to smoke as many cigarette to raise the blood level of nicotine (I do not think of this as addictive but rather that each smoke senses what the therapeutic dose of nicotine is for each individual)
The anti-smokers, backed by the government, requested that tobacco companies decrease the amount nicotine in each cigarette to its current less than 2 mg. Now each smoker must smoke more to maintain the same blood levels of nicotine.
Tired of Control freaks
Who the hell are you trying to fool?
As a mortician, I will tell you smoking will kill you. And it will not be pleasant and in your sleep.. But it is a free world so I have personally no issue with how you die.
I do object strongly to anyone lighting up around me without asking. It is just plain rude..And I hate the fact smokers think it is cool to litter with their butts.
This kind of self entitlement is disgusting.
Think about this, ...If a majority of smokers did not act like the above. No laws would be needed and anti-smokers would have little ammo .
Note: What I find funny is. If you ask a smoker if they are one of the above. They all say no. So the only logical conclusion is ...
(a) We have a bunch of time / space traveling serial smokers, who change appearance at random.
(b) 99% of smokers are dishonest.
I'm afraid I think my rights not to be poisoned by your deadly smoke mixture of carcinogens and chemicals trumps your right to kill yourself in public.
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle
"he's right you know, you're speaking of greed and an over blown sense of entitlement when you as well exhibit this behavior"
How exactly is expecting someone to at least ask before lighting up around a non-smoker all of that ? You sure you know the difference. ..
I can honestly say I don't care and usually say yes. Tear gas does not even effect me thanks to my exposure to mortuary fluids .I am so much more likely going to die from exposure to those than his piss weak second hand smoke.
My point is he has no basic manners, and I suspect due to his display of arrogance he also deliberately litters the ground with his butts " just because I can"
What a legend.
I can't stand smoking at all, I've lost quite a bit of friends and family to it. I stood there and watched my Uncle drown to death from COPD. Thats right, you frikken drown in your hospital bed, there was nothing peaceful about it. He was 65. Guy smoked like a chimney, even after they had to put him on oxygen for the last year of his life.
My dads friend from highschool, died at 45, FORTY FIVE, from lung cancer, from smoking. If that isnt a reality check then I don't know what is, that # can kill you faster then you think, and OP with your attitude I know you chain smoke, so that will be you, 45, count the days buddy.
On the topic of smoking in public, it is rude as hell, the last week I was at the race track, and this guy and his buddy were smoking cherry cigars, the smell was making me sick the whole time, completely ruined my experience, and I wen't home with a headache and nausia. that asshole chainsmoked them, I sit there every week, and have never seen him before, yet his first time showing up, he ruins my experience.
I believe in your right to smoke, but I think it should be a private thing, the fact that you guys are soo addicted that you must have a cigarette every 10 minutes is a problem.
Originally posted by amkia
I don’t consume alcoholic beverages and a person who does make me puke… shall fill some files against alcohols and their users..?
Smoking has bad or good effects only on ME; if this is an issue then let it be my choice.
Playing the devil's advocate here but...
Alcool bottles are recyclable but your cigarettes are not.
So no, it doesn't affect only you, the cigarettes and the smoke doesn't just dissapear "poof".
If you we're the only smoker in the world, it wouldn't be a big deal obviously but the billions of burnt cigarettes do in fact have an impact.
I do object strongly to anyone lighting up around me without asking.