Thursday, January 23, 2014

If, ands, and ... butts

Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak is pounding on smoking again. I always think of those middle-aged guys ranting about "reefer." But they are doing that, too.

Still, cigarette smoke contains unptyzillion bad chemicals that can't be too good for you. Now, in addition to blaming smoking for heart disease and lung cancer, they are adding liver and colorectal cancer.

Oh--also Type 2 diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, erectile dysfunction, and rheumatoid arthritis.

And--every other human organ problem.

Forty-two percent of adults smoked in 1942. Now 18% do.

Still, since 1964, more than 20 million Americans have died prematurely.

Yet--each day teens try their first cigarette. My daughter--unbeknownst to me--started at age 12. I weep.

I ask her to quit but she says she does not want to. She is 32 now.

If you are thinking of quitting this EXPENSIVE habit--base it on money not the health blab if you want-Walgreen's has a new program--and it's free. You don't take those weird drugs on TV that say your suicidal thoughts may increase.

Check out http:///sponsorshiptoquit.com.

You can do it--but sadly, you need to want to do it.

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