"Most of the stuff about smoking is mythology"

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"Most of the stuff about smoking is mythology"

Postby Wilberforce » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:35 pm

"Most of the stuff about smoking is mythology"

Grim cashes an IOU

"I smoke. I'm asthmatic and I'm on a life saving drug because of smoking related problems. I've been smoking for
about 30 years. I don't know if it is going to kill me. The first diagnosis said I would be dead by 21. At 38 I was told
I would be dead in a year, but that was 7 years ago. The rhetoric on this is not based on truth. Reality is very different,
I'm living proof of it. I grew up as an asthmatic in a home with four smokers. Most of the stuff about smoking is
mythology. - Warren Klass

Well, now that Warren is dead, at the ripe old age of 52, who is going to take on the job of coming up with all those
creative names for non-smokers, such as "Nazi", "Hitler", and "Taliban"? Why, the tobacco industry might have to
hire another ad agency.

The Grim Reaper Society

Interesting site:
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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