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Old 03.11.2011, 23:16
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This morning in the Canadian news, they said 5 millions of people die every year from smoking.... 5 millions!!!
Not enough, the world is vastly over-populated.

500m would be a better amount.

In any case, we all die in the end.

How many die each year who DON'T smoke?

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Old 03.11.2011, 23:31
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Not enough, the world is vastly over-populated.

500m would be a better amount.

In any case, we all die in the end.

How many die each year who DON'T smoke?

Tom
It wasn't a comparaison about who win the dying bet. It was about stats on the earth population and principals responsables of high % of death like smoking, overweight, etc.
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Old 03.11.2011, 23:34
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It wasn't a comparaison about who win the dying bet. It was about stats on the earth population and principals responsables of high % of death like smoking, overweight, etc.
Dying is dying.

We ALL do it.

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Old 03.11.2011, 23:38
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Dying is dying.

We ALL do it.

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Yeah well, I must say I have some preferences of how I would like to die... And lung cancer ain't one of them.
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Dying is dying.

We ALL do it.

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Yeah well, I must say I have some preferences of how I would like to die... And lung cancer ain't one of them.
Emphysema doesn't look like much fun, either.
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Old 04.11.2011, 10:07
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Hmmm... neither does liver cancer.
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Old 04.11.2011, 10:09
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neither does sitting at home on Sunday dying of boredom.
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neither does sitting at home on Sunday dying of boredom.
When I was a kid and complained about boredom, my parents always told me that an intelligent child is never bored. I found ways to occupy myself pretty fast.
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Old 04.11.2011, 10:37
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neither does sitting at home on Sunday dying of boredom.
Lucky you.

I really can't remember the last time I was bored. It must have been years ago.

I'm trying to work how how to deal with less sleep so I can get everything done that I want to do during the waking hours.
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Old 04.11.2011, 10:43
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Lucky you.

I really can't remember the last time I was bored. It must have been years ago.

I'm trying to work how how to deal with less sleep so I can get everything done that I want to do during the waking hours.
Really? I have some ideas for you, let's start with my kids! I could do with more sleep and less things to do.
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Old 04.11.2011, 11:00
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Lucky you.

I really can't remember the last time I was bored. It must have been years ago.

I'm trying to work how how to deal with less sleep so I can get everything done that I want to do during the waking hours.
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Really? I have some ideas for you, let's start with my kids! I could do with more sleep and less things to do.
I think you misinterpreted my post. I said I did not have time to be bored.

I'm not looking for things to do. I'm looking for time to do the things I need/want to do.

We've got three young kids. I don't want yours as well!
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When I was a kid and complained about boredom, my parents always told me that an intelligent child is never bored. I found ways to occupy myself pretty fast.
Your parents lied to you. Intelligent children are easily bored.
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Old 04.11.2011, 11:50
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Your parents lied to you. Intelligent children are easily bored.
I guess their rationale was that an active mind finds things to do. And they gave me piles and piles of books as well as my first computer in 1989 (an old 286, which I believe is still somewhere in the house), which I thankfully found interesting. Like Tom1234, I can't remember the last time I was bored. Sometimes I wish I could be bored as it would mean I could focus instead of having my mind all over the place.

Umm, we're still ranting about railway station smokers, no?
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Old 04.11.2011, 12:28
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Re: Smokers on railway stations

Personally, I don't think smokers care what non-smokers think.

I think most just brush off any kind of comments or remarks as whingeing.

When a non-smoker make a fake cough or over exagerates to make a point, thats just amusing to a smoker.

I guess the only annoying thing is a non-smoker disguising their dislike of smoking as a way of implying they are looking our for your health, or those around them. Whilst it's very kind for others to be looking out for your health, its not really their business and also not the real motive as we all know.

Do you clutch your chest, or make wide load gestures to people eating doghnuts, burgers etc as attempt to educate them about their potential impending heart attack and excessive weight gain?
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Do you clutch your chest, or make wide load gestures to people eating doghnuts, burgers etc as attempt to educate them about their potential impending heart attack and excessive weight gain?
No, but there has been pointing and eye-rolling. I don't like eating unhealthy foods in public as you do actually get stared at. Welcome to Switzerland, where you should damn well try your best to be thin, non-smoking and fit enough to serve in the army. In that order.
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Old 04.11.2011, 12:34
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Personally, I don't think smokers care what non-smokers think.

I think most just brush off any kind of comments or remarks as whingeing.

When a non-smoker make a fake cough or over exagerates to make a point, thats just amusing to a smoker.

I guess the only annoying thing is a non-smoker disguising their dislike of smoking as a way of implying they are looking our for your health, or those around them. Whilst it's very kind for others to be looking out for your health, its not really their business and also not the real motive as we all know.

Do you clutch your chest, or make wide load gestures to people eating doghnuts, burgers etc as attempt to educate them about their potential impending heart attack and excessive weight gain?
Hmm... no because fat and sugar just isn't released into the atmosphere in the same way that ciggy smoke is. Someone chomping away on a doughnut right under my nose isn't going to make my hair and clothes stink.

If people want to lead an unhealthy lifestyle, I don't care - maybe it's a way of keeping the 7 billion population under control - but I have a different view when it is affecting MY health.
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Welcome to Switzerland, where you should damn well try your best to be thin, non-smoking and fit enough to serve in the army. In that order.
You think?

I think there's absolutely nowhere neat the stigma attached to smoking in Switzerland as there is in the USA (from what I see through various forms of media) and, to a lesser extent, the UK.
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You think?

I think there's absolutely nowhere neat the stigma attached to smoking in Switzerland as there is in the USA (from what I see through various forms of media) and, to a lesser extent, the UK.
There may be more stigma attached elsewhere but if you look at how much money the government pumps into prevention campaigns and research into how to get people to stop, it does suggest that it's an important issue for them. Problem is, here it is perfectly socially acceptable to justify not stopping smoking with "I don't want to gain weight/it helps me watch my weight".
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Old 04.11.2011, 13:07
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Hmm... no because fat and sugar just isn't released into the atmosphere in the same way that ciggy smoke is. Someone chomping away on a doughnut right under my nose isn't going to make my hair and clothes stink.

If people want to lead an unhealthy lifestyle, I don't care - maybe it's a way of keeping the 7 billion population under control - but I have a different view when it is affecting MY health.
You should really look into the affects of passive smoking and realize how many other things are affecting your health so much more.
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Old 04.11.2011, 13:13
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You should really look into the affects of passive smoking and realize how many other things are affecting your health so much more.
It wasn't the "affects" (sic) of passive smoking I was talking about. You were somehow comparing it with someone eating doughnuts next to you or have you stumbled upon the hitherto unknown "affects" of passive cholesterol?
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