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When smoking can actually prevent disease

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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Interesting, but he does come across as sort of shitty. I mean yes the anti smoking lobby thing is probably silly where he lives, but smoking IS bloody, bloody dangerous. If I cut my leg of I will never break my toes.

    It would be interesting to see how much nicotine is needed for it to make an effect. And remember smoking is bad not only because the nikotine, but the smoke itself as well. Make nikotine pills or somethin. Electronic cigarettes would be his better choice.
     
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    150 poisons, 70 of which are cancer causing. Both my father and mother done in from it. My grandmother done in from it. I will admit to switching to an ecigarette now, so I don't deal with the tobacco and the chemicals that cause it. Nicotine itself is not cancer causing, and in small amounts can actually show health benefits. Weird shit....
     
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    Nicotene whilst not harmless is not what causes anything major with smoking, it's the combination of tar, chemical preservatives and carbon monoxide that kills you, well kills some but in my country there are several other even bigger killers than smoking, obesity (3 times more people die from diet related coronary heart desease than smoking related heart disease) being at the top of the ladder.
     
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    It doesn't surprise me that nicotine can have medicinal benefits, as there are thousands of compounds in our bodies that useful or even essential in our bodies at small doses, but will poison us at higher concentrations.
     
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    If the nicotine is what is protective then he's better off doing snuff like i used to. Almost no health risks , far cheaper and less smelly.
     
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    Read the link article and for sure the writer is one of those reactionary pricks that just enjoys going 180 degrees to the common consensus. You can get nicotine patches for UC - you certainly dont need to smoke and if you dig further, it doesn't help women smokers and it doesn't influence the rate of colectomy. What's worse is the rate of UC in former smokers is even higher.

    I have a work colleague who has it and I know from his words it is cripplingly painful. He smoked while he had it and has now given up.

    Found this from the world Journal of Gastroenterology. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21734782)

     
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