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    Re: Zika:Just shows how the Zombie thing could catch us off guard.

    I'm smoking a ciggy and feeling depressed all of a sudden, for some reason...
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    Re: Zika:Just shows how the Zombie thing could catch us off guard.

    OK, let me say this in small words and I'll even type it slowly for those who don't read fast:

    There are a lot of things that increase the odds of getting cancer. the biggest of these risks is called genetics (the way your body is formed in mommy's tummy)
    Smoke contains some things (called chemicals) that can increase the odds of you getting sick (like with cancer). Every time you go outside your body is hit with gamma rays (it's space radiation) and gamma rays tear your DNA apart. That can give you cancer - and it does! The thing is, our bodies can repair that stuff and it does daily. You don't get sick with cancer until your body can't repair that damage any more. Then you end up diagnosed (the doctor tells you) with cancer. It doesn't matter how you got it, but now you have to either help your body fix the bad cells or you will die.

    If you live long enough that your body can't fix itself you are very likely to get cancer. Your odds increase if you spend a lot of time in the sunshine without those SPF thingies. Your odds increase if you have close relatives who have had cancer because it shows that your immune system is not programmed to fix those broken cells. If you spend time at campfires, walking close to high traffic areas, burn candles or incense in your home a lot, or if you smoke these things can add to your chance of getting cancer. If your immune system is in good shape and you are not genetically inclined to get cancer the likelihood is that you will not live long enough to get it.

    I know I used some big words but they were necessary. If you don't understand them there are dictionaries on line that can help.
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    Re: Zika:Just shows how the Zombie thing could catch us off guard.

    Only one question here DF,do you,or have you ever smoked?
    A question of importance from a LONG time smoker that quit...I smoked 56 years...and quit..But answer the question please.
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    Re: Zika:Just shows how the Zombie thing could catch us off guard.

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    Only one question here DF,do you,or have you ever smoked?
    A question of importance from a LONG time smoker that quit...I smoked 56 years...and quit..But answer the question please.
    I don't know what importance it has to the conversation about cause and effect but the answer is yes, I have smoked and yes I have quit. I am 65+ years old. I have known people who have died of cancer between the ages of 7 and 66. Some were smokers but some were never exposed to cigarette smoke in their lives. One, died of a "non-specific" cancer but was a smoker. The cancer he had was not related to sun exposure or to cigarette smoking. It was likely caused by gamma radiation exposure.

    Now, tell me why my smoking history is important to the conversation. Please answer the question.

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    Re: Zika:Just shows how the Zombie thing could catch us off guard.

    It is always good to have personal experience about a subject you are going to lecture others on is all. and I am closing in on 70,and smoked 3 packs a day for several years...
    also came very close to being dead several times because I was a little bit of a jump in feet first kind of person.. Actually surprised I got to this ripe old age..
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    Re: Zika:Just shows how the Zombie thing could catch us off guard.

    Do facts cause cancer cause you avoid those like the plague, DF.

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    Re: Zika:Just shows how the Zombie thing could catch us off guard.

    Will mention a girl I worked with that tried to tell me how easy it was to quit smoking...she "Smoked" once a week on a Friday(and only one cigg) and never inhaled...
    You know just how much I listened to her....
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    Re: Zika:Just shows how the Zombie thing could catch us off guard.

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