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YouTube - Graphic Australian Anti-Smoking Ad

Need any more reasons to quit? OK, here's a few more: causes wrinkles from lack of oxygen to the skin and repetitious sucking movements, causes bad breath, it stinks and no amount of perfume or Febreeze can cover it up, so don't kid yourself.

On the other hand, if you DO quit tobacco, your lungs can regenerate themselves rather quickly.....as long as you don't already have cancer, emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis....



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YouTube - Graphic Australian Anti-Smoking Ad

Need any more reasons to quit? OK, here's a few more: causes wrinkles from lack of oxygen to the skin and repetitious sucking movements, causes bad breath, it stinks and no amount of perfume or Febreeze can cover it up, so don't kid yourself.

On the other hand, if you DO quit tobacco, your lungs can regenerate themselves rather quickly.....as long as you don't already have cancer, emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis....
Yes!


And here's a reason to not start. Even if you quit, the lungs do cleanse themselves which is a good thing, but the carcinogens are entrapped there forever. They can lie dormant for decades and be triggered into a virulent form of cancer later on.

So if you smoke - quit, as Fawnie says. And if you don't smoke - don't start.
 

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Thank you mireckca for adding to that. I didn't know that the carginogens were trapped there forever. I smoked for about 20 pack years but quit 15 years ago. If only I could get my sister to quit.

I saw an ad on a DVD movie the other nite. A guy with a tracheostomy is singing with an electronic voicebox:

"You don't always die from tobacco.
Sometimes you just lose a lung.
Oh you don't always die from tobacco
Or they just snip out your tongue.

Oh you can't sing for heck
With a big hole in your neck,
No you don't always die from tobacco."
(big cough)



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Thank you mireckca for adding to that. I didn't know that the carginogens were trapped there forever.
This is my understanding. It seems to be supported by cases where gals in my/our generation are dying of breast cancer because of exposure to second-hand smoke as children of parents who smoked. That's 20+ years after the fact. Scary, huh? It's a tragedy because at the time we didn't know how dangerous it is.
 

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Tragic.

When I worked in the hospital, the surgeons would make rounds and sit on the patients' beds and have a smoke with them.

Do you remember seeing those old old cigarette ads from old magazines that stated, "Doctors recommend them! Take a relaxation break and refresh yourself!" Or something to that effect. Fast forward 50 years and those doctors are dead of lung cancer. Sad.

http://www.notobacco.org/photos/large/photo05.jpg



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Yes. And to go further off topic - do you remember the early days of chemotherapy? I worked in the pharmacy of a hospital, and we used to send up the mixings for chemo drugs to the nurses who would prepare them right in the nurses' station.

Nowadays the protective gear that is worn for mixing these drugs resembles the NASA uniforms for spacewalks! Again, another case of not knowning in those days the dangers of exposure to those chemicals.
 

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Really scarey!
Yeah, sure, I watched the RPhs mix the chemo under the hoods with masks, goggles, gowns and gloves. And then I had to glove, mask and gown up to give it to the patients. It was wicked then. I am glad emetic control is better now, but it wasn't so hot then....(I won't use the smilie that illustrates it!)

Better to avoid the treatment altogether and not even start smoking. Altho, as you say, second hand smoke can kill just as well. Which brings me to smoking around kids and pets. ***If you won't quit for yourself, please quit for your children, grandchildren or pets!!!!*** They can't defend themselves against your foul smoke.

Info on smoking cessation:Dr. Bob's Quit Smoking Page



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I smoked for about 6 months -- at the defiant age of 16 -- hardly a pack a week but my first job was in a room with about 6 other females who smoked non-stop -- the air was blue. I'm talking 30+ year's ago. Last week I got results from a recent physical and the doctor said I have to give up smoking (?) my lungs are a mess. So there you go --evidence of second hand smoke and its effects.
 

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Mari I was only 16 my first visit to the doctor and he said open your mouth and say haaaa and then he said you smoke? I said no (and it's true I don't) and he said I have lungs of a smoker. He must has said to himself "what a brat, she's lying) My parents are both big smokers, dad passed away when he was 60 and it did not stop my mom! and how many jobs I had to quit because I was so dizy! It was about time we hve a policy of no smoking on work place!
 

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Oh Mari and Mariepop! I am so dismayed for you! I hope you get clean bills of health soon!

Yes! Second hand smoke is just as bad! How can we impress this on people! Most USA states have no smoking laws in restaurants and workplaces now, but I think it should be law that people cannot smoke around children - and I mean anyone under the age of 18! Also smoking in cars- so distracting and so bad for anyone else trapped in the car with the foul smoke!

Now that we know the dangers of tobacco we can take control away from the evil tobacco lobbyists and cartels. Public awareness works!



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Fawnie when I was I kid, I was always sick in the car, and they thought I had motion sickness, and my mom still believe this! I'm not sure which province Quebec or Ontario there is or will be a law about not smoking in a car with minors.
 

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I have just ckecked the link for Australian anti-smoking, she seems to be in her 20's! How sad! Have you seen the "X-file" (episod around 2001) where people smoked and the effect of cigarette was immediate! Insects were coming out of their mouth and smokers died quickly. If the effect was suddenly, instead of years...a lot would change their mind....it is just a matter of time!

I had never watched X-files before and I got hooked after seeing this scene! I find this scene brilliant & machiavellian.
 

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Fawnie when I was I kid, I was always sick in the car, and they thought I had motion sickness, and my mom still believe this! I'm not sure which province Quebec or Ontario there is or will be a law about not smoking in a car with minors.
Ontario just passed a law banning smoking in cars if there are children present; a city near me just fined a driver over the weekend. We also have no smoking in restaurants, workplaces - almost all public places, but think about all the private homes where children are exposed to second-hand smoke -- nothing can be done about that.
 

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When I see a baby in the arms of the mother and she is smoking, that makes me so sad. I don't think they could take a step on that dept.
 

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When I see a baby in the arms of the mother and she is smoking, that makes me so sad. I don't think they could take a step on that dept.
No, but if I ever saw it, I would certainly make the mother aware of the harm she is doing to her baby. And I wouldn't mince words either. It used to make me ill to weigh babies in for their checkups and have them smell like cigarettes. It is endangering the life of a child = illegal.

And yes, Mariepop, I used to get carsick too - who wouldn't with a mother chainsmoking in the front seat. And of course the remedy used to be to dope the kid up with Benadryl or some such thing!



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When I see smokers who want to sue the cigarettes companies because now they have lungs cancer or just because they became addicted and their health is not what it used to be. Weren't they warned about 25 years ago when ads on the cigaret packages were saying how harmful it is to smoke. Should they win their case? Not a penny, if I was a judge.
 
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