Expert Research Finds Being Black More Dangerous than Smoking

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    Black men live to on average 69.8 years. White men live on average 75.7 years.

    New Record for U.S. Life Expectancy

    There are 1.6 million blacks between the ages of 65 to 74, accounting for 4.4% of the black population. There are 14.5 million whites between the ages of 65 to 74, accounting for 7.5% of the white population.

    http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/race/black/ppl-186/tab1.txt

    The rate of survivorship is 70% higher at the ages of 65 to 74 for whites than blacks. An equivalent survivorship rate for blacks as whites would imply that 2.7 million blacks between the ages of 65 and 74 should be alive today. In other words, 1.1 million more blacks between the ages of 65 to 74 should be alive today, implying that 110,000 blacks each year die too early relative to whites. There are 36 million blacks in America. This implies a 0.3% mortality rate for blacks between the ages of 65 and 74 relative to the whole black population.

    Each year, about 440,000 people die from smoking.

    Cigarette Smoking-Attributable Morbidity --- United States, 2000

    The population of the United States is 305 million. The mortality rate from smoking is 0.14%. Thus, being black is more dangerous to your health than smoking.

    And you know what the lesson of this is, don't you boys and girls: Since being black is a choice, choose not to be black!
     
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    It didn't work for Michael Jackson.
     
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    HI,

    Yes its true the smoking is danger for the health,some chain smokers are not know about the danger..


    Thank you...
     
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    I heard that being in gangs is hazarou to your health also. Maybe they should put a warning label on illegal handguns and viles of crack.
     
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    Particularly in the getup you're currently sporting.
     
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    ha ha. That get up is for your eyes only Charles. lol
     
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    life is fatal, no one gets out of here alive.
     
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    Expert Research Finds Being Black More Dangerous than Smoking

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    25% of black men will be arrested for DWBs (Driving While Black) by the age of 30.


    The more you know.
     
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    Black Americans who smoke are more likely to develop lung cancer and die than whites, even though they smoke fewer cigarettes per day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have found differences in serum cotinine among blacks, whites and Mexican-American smokers. Approximately 70-80% of nicotine in the blood is converted into cotinine, which remains in the blood more than nicotine. In the body of black cotinine stays for a long time.
     

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