…. To quit or not to quit?

Only a few ppl got to have a look at the pic that was here.. dint want too much attention and so some other time 😉 uploading it again.. just like that !!

I amnt an expert on this. But I decided that I’ll write something useful, something that people would get benefit from once in a while and so this effort.

The “British doctors study” showed that those who stopped smoking before they reached 30 years of age lived almost as long as those who never smoked. Need any other reason to not quit till 30. I amnt going to quit till 30.. I love u British ppl.. Also, statistically lung cancer occurs in only 10% of the smokers – the large majority well over 70 years of age – where statistical death occurs anyway and I dont expect and want to live for more than 50 anyway. So no big deal. And forget about the health hazards. If passive smoking is as dangerous as they claim it to be, I am happy smoking and dying, than to not smoke and die 😀

Communal smoking of a sacred tobacco pipe was a universal ritual through Native America, and was considered a sacred part of their religion. Sema, the Anishnabe word for tobacco, is still used for ceremonial uses today among Native Americans. It was grown for ceremonial use and considered the ultimate sacred plant. Tobacco smoke was believed to carry prayers to the heavens. Yippee, I never realised that there was such an easy way to contact God 😛

In the 1930 Nazi medical and military leaders became concerned that tobacco might prove a hazard to human health, concluding that the “extraordinary rise in tobacco use” was “the single most important cause of the rising incidence of lung cancer”. From 1933 to 1945 Germany had the world’s strongest anti smoking movement, with the full support of Adolf Hitler, who disapproved of smoking. He characterised tobacco as “the wrath of the Red Man against the White Man for having been given hard liquor.” Did you know this? And I dont like Hitler that much.. and so more of a reason to smoke.

Iconic smokers : Demi Moore, Arnold, John F.Kennedy, Winston ChurchHill, Mark Twain, Clint Eastwood, Albert Einstein, Joseph Stalin, Bill Clinton, The Beatles, Steve Jobs, J.R.R. Tolkein, Sherlock Holmes, Popeye, Vincent Van Gogh, Jessica Simpson, Michael Jordan, Fidel Castro, Edwin P Hubble, Dominic Monaghan, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Harrison Ford, Kirsten Dunst, Drew Barrymore :D, Luke Wilson, Jack Black, Ricky Martin, Luke Perry and many more.. the list goes on and on. These are some and frankly the tip of the iceberg, Shud I say more? I just cant wait to smoke a davidoff right now.

Fear, discrimination, separation and hate go hand-in-hand during any serious propaganda campaign against a despised subgroup, and the Antismoking Crusade is no exception in its use of these. Whenever challenged on this point they will loudly proclaim that they promote hate, not of the smoker, but of the smoke. However, a look at the rhetoric that is tossed around so glibly by those active in the movement slices through this veneer of civility. Part of the problem of course is that it’s the nature of the human mind to simplify things. A hated object or activity, when connected to or performed consistently only by one subgroup of the population, invariably transfers its stigma over to that population. The leaders of the Antismoking Crusade are astute enough to realize this, but they’ve made very little, if any, real effort to combat it. One set of web pages stands out in particular for its sheer fanaticism in demonizing smokers and smoking. (http://medicolegal.tripod.com/tcpg.htm) The author posits that smoking is the root cause of virtually all of humankind’s modern ills, responsible for everything from about 90% of its violent crime, to its high divorce rate, alcoholism, AIDS, homelessness….. and even more. Seriously whom are u kidding? U expect me to believe all this bullshit. Thanks but no thanks. I amnt that dumb… Just go tell this to some kids who believe everything their moms tell them.

In the October, 1995, issue of his newsletter, “Health and Healing”, Doctor Whitaker writes: “Since 1950, the incidence of all cancers in people between the ages of 50 and 60 years has increased by 44%, with even higher increases in some of the more deadly forms of cancer. Breast and colon cancer went up 60%, prostate up 100% and testicular cancer for men between the ages of 28 and 35 went up 300%. Lung cancer has gone up 262%, an increase that is obviously not related to cigarette smoking, because over the same period the number of people smoking cigarettes dropped from 50% to 25%…” Who said that you would get cancer if you smoked.. I dont believe that and I dont mind also.

Smoking improves human information processing, Higher nicotine cigarettes produce greater improvements [in information processing] than low-nicotine cigarettes, Nicotine can reverse the detrimental effects of scopolamine on performance?, Smoking effects are accompanied by increases in EEG arousal and decreases in the latency of the late positive component of the evoked potential? ( Not know what that exactly means.. but still interesting.).. Source : 0574. University of Reading, Department of Psychology (England). Warburton., D.M.; Wesnes, K. “The Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Human Information Processing and the role of Nicotine in These Effects”

…Smokers in general are thinner than nonsmokers, 🙂 seen me? even when they ingest more calories.. Numerous studies, but only two are listed below: 0885. Kentucky State University. Lee. C.J.: Panemangalore. M. “Obesity Among Selected Elderly Females In Central Kentucky.” FUNDING: USDA 0942. University of Louisville. Belknap Campus School of Medicine. No more over-weight problems. Ok.. from now on will not be listing the sources, in case of any doubt contact me.

The WHO, in order to “prove” the dangers of ETS, financed the second largest study in the world on secondhand smoke. But the study “backfired” and showed not only that there was no statistical risk of disease on passive smoking, but even a protective effect for those who are exposed to it. Not surprisingly, it is said that the WHO tried to hide the study from the media. Not at all surprising.. (http://www.forces.org/evidence/files/pas-smok.htm)

Smoking is also known to have its own benefits related to Parkinson’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Hypertension, Post Partum Heomarrage, and so on.. the list is kind of endless, which started making me wish that my prof would give me an assignment to write an essay on this. Most of the info that I have got is from wikipedia, lots of various sites, some copy-pasted and are true to my knowledge.

I have been dying to upload the pic at the top since ages.. that was the second time I smoked and from then the journey has been interesting with many ups n downs and it has now become a part of my life, been with me through happiness, sadness, and has become one of my best buds. Now, looks like I’ve become a bit sentimental over here. .. hehe.. But still its fun and it rocks !! All hail nicotine. I’ve been editing this again :P.. dont know how to end this. Will probably write a coupla quotes on smoking.. nice 🙂

For thy sake, Tobacco, I would do anything but die. — Charles Lamb, 1775-1834
I have every sympathy with the American who was so horrified by what he had read of the effects of smoking that he gave up reading. — Henry G. Strauss, 1892-1974


One Response

  1. awesome pic dood 😀

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