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It's official-smokers are stupid!

If it is on the internets, it must be true!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080609/...9zCkfX_K6s0NUE

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I think Polorise will be along with some popcorn soon
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Re: It's official-smokers are stupid!

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Compared to smokers, people who said they had quit cigarettes were more likely to adopt healthier behaviors, such as drinking less alcohol, being more physically active, and eating more fruits and vegetables, Sabia reported in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.
This is why I never want to see smoking banned in pubs, we'll get all the health freaks in making us feel bad.

Ignorance is bliss anyway.
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Analyzing previously collected data on about 5,000 British civil servants
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Re: It's official-smokers are stupid!

.....to listen to non-smokers discuss a pleasure they know nothing about!!
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Compared to smokers, people who said they had quit cigarettes were more likely to adopt healthier behaviors, such as drinking less alcohol, being more physically active, and eating more fruits and vegetables, Sabia reported in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.


This is why I never want to see smoking banned in pubs, we'll get all the health freaks in making us feel bad.

Ignorance is bliss anyway.
They omitted the most important part, which all smokers willingly ignore: non-smokers/quit smokers stand a much better chance of avoiding a miserable, degrading and drawn out death as cancer eats them away from inside. I now have four friends who died/ are dying this way. All smokers. All knew better. All quit they day they were diagnosed. Ignorance is not bliss....
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They omitted the most important part, which all smokers willingly ignore: non-smokers/quit smokers stand a much better chance of avoiding a miserable, degrading and drawn out death as cancer eats them away from inside. I now have four friends who died/ are dying this way. All smokers. All knew better. All quit they day they were diagnosed. Ignorance is not bliss....
I guess the rest of us just get hit by buses.
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I guess the rest of us just get hit by buses.
Or live 5 - 8 years longer and die in our sleep??
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Re: It's official-smokers are stupid!

here we go again..........<yawn>
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Or live 5 - 8 years longer and die in our sleep??
Nope, I plan to die screaming - I want everyone to know I'm not ready to go.

It seems more fitting to my personality than the family tradition of slowly forgetting who everyone is, going slightly nuts and spending a few decades vegitatively.

Though still no plans to increasing my smoking beyond the normal 2 packs I inhale each time I go to a bar in ZH...
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Re: It's official-smokers are stupid!

So smoking makes dumb blondes even dumber? No wonder smoking is so sexy.
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Nope, I plan to die screaming - I want everyone to know I'm not ready to go.

It seems more fitting to my personality than the family tradition of slowly forgetting who everyone is, going slightly nuts and spending a few decades vegitatively.

Though still no plans to increasing my smoking beyond the normal 2 packs I inhale each time I go to a bar in ZH...

Erm....the point of the article is that if you smoke, you have a higher chance of forgetting who everyone is, going slightly nuts and spending your last years vegetatively (read it again if you didn't quite catch it the first time).

Now, the more interesting question is: are smokers stupid because they smoke? Or are stupid people more likely to smoke? I think that was not made very clear in the article. The old correlation does not imply causation conundrum.

Still, if you don't mind being "correlated" with the "stupid" group, that also is very interesting!

Anyway, great article. Food for thought. Erm, if you still have any brain left, that is. That works. Ish.

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Re: It's official-smokers are stupid!

I think this study is much more upsetting
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So smoking makes dumb blondes even dumber? No wonder smoking is so sexy.

Hmm don't ask me how I got from blondes smoking to this, but you reminded me of it



A guy's walking down the street and sees Little Johnny smoking a cigarette.

He says, 'Kid, you're too young to smoke. How old are you?'

Johnny says, 'Six.'

The guy says, 'Six? When did you start smoking?'

Johnny says, 'Right after the first time I got laid.'

The guy says, 'Right after the first time you got laid? When was that?'

Johnny says, 'I don't remember. I was drunk.'
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Still, if you don't mind being "correlated" with the "stupid" group, that also is very interesting!
Ill consider myself a success if my correlations are limited to only the stupid group. After all - ignorance is bliss
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