Low Tar Cigarettes No Safer Than the Rest

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by eyelikeart, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    Just goes to show there is no "safe" cigarette. My apologies to any smokers here who hate me for posting this.

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  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    *Cough*There is never going to be a safe cigarette. NEVER. So to all you smokers get off your ass and quit.*Cough*
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Good article eyelikeart, thank you for posting. It is a good reminder at the begining of a new year, quit smoking your body, family, and friends will thank you.

    I agree also that there will never be a safe cigarette. It has been tried many times and failed as the article indicates. They just end up smoking more so they can get the needed nicotine.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    marlboro has had little papers attached to a certain percentage of their cigarette packs, and has for a couple of years, that say exactly this-- just because you bought light cigarettes with "lowered tar", doesn't mean they're any less harmful to your health--

    and eye, i couldn't hate you for posting something like this! now, if you somehow made laws prohibiting cigarette smoking, i might, but as long as i have the right to smoke if i so desire, you most certainly have the right to point out the health risks.

    paul
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'm reminded of the Woody Allen movie, Sleeper, where he awakes out of cryo in the future and finds out that its actually healthy to smoke. :D Damn funny and even better knowing that the movie was made in 1973!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070707/

    Glad I never smoked :D

    D
     
  6. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    haha...fair enough...

    I doubt I'll be in any position to ban it... ;)
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I very glad too Mr. Anderson, otherwise you might end up looking like yoru Avatar! Smoking tends to prematurly age skin. :p
     
  8. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    and it's worse for women...as they are more prone to these skin aging effects...
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Sadly that is true. It seems that it doesn't have much of an effect on quiting. Nicotine drug addiction is so strong.
     
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  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    If this thread would cause one person to quit smoking. Then it makes eyelikeart's post well worth the space. :)
     

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