Smokin'll kill ya?

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    I've smoked steady since I was 14 years old, and currently smoke two packs a day. At 78 years old in two months, I wonder who thought up that theory?
    And second hand smoke? Why ain't my cat dead?
     
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    Well that blows that theory all to shit don't it? My wife's grandfather smoked his whole life and lived to be 93. My uncle still smokes and is approaching 80.

    Go figure.
     
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    I figure, like anything else, it depends on whether you're predisposed to getting the illness. My paternal grandfather smoked and died of lung cancer at 72.

    And one of my best girlfriends got a lymphoma of the lung before she was 40 and hadn't smoked in at least 10 years.

    Me? I quit.... and I miss it. But if I live to 80 I'm going to figure heck with it and go out and start smoking again. :)
     
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    My dear beloved granny smoked until the day she died at the ripe old age of 85.

    Then again, my dad was a life long smoker and died of a heart attack in his sleep at the young age of 61. :(
     
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    my father died at 54 of lung cancer...i have a 50% chance of having the gene that allows it to flip on...chromosone 6...i do believe....its called....

    i quit smoking a few weeks ago....i miss it...but it is a hell of a hard way to die..knowning you are gonna slowly suffocate.,,
     
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    My grandfather died of a heart attack at 72... Though he smoked less after the stroke. :(

    I wish I hadn't picked it up, but I'm planning to leave it by Christmas.
     
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    At $7.49 a pack how can you afford to smoke?
     
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    i work at a brew thur...i get smokes for 2 bucks a pack....i quit cause i got tired of worrying about cancer.

    in all fairness, my father was in a war zone with agent orange and all that mess...we will never know how much of his condition was caused by that.
     
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    It's a vile addiction, folks.

    Even if it isn't a threat to your life, it still stinks.
     
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    Have you seen the gross commercial by "White Lies" with the tube of crap that comes out of a smokers lung? :eek:


    If I hadn't quit years ago, I would just by seeing that!
     

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