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Saturday, September 25, 2010

19 Benefits of Smoking!!! Must Read This!! (Updated)


1. Smoking improves human information processing
– Higher nicotine cigarettes produce greater improvements [in information processing] than low-nicotine cigarettes
– Nicotine can reverse the detrimental effects of scopolamine on performance
–  Smoking effects are accompanied by increases in EEG arousal and decreases in the latency of the late positive component of the evoked potential
Data from:
0574. University of Reading, Department of Psychology (England). Warburton., D.M.; Wesnes, K. “The Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Human Information Processing and the role of Nicotine in These Effects”

2. Smoking improves motor performance
Data from:
0530. London University, Institute of Psychiatry. O’Connor, K.P “Individual Differences in Psychophysiology of Smoking and Smoking Behaviour”

3. Smokers in general are thinner than nonsmokers, even when they ingest more calories
Data from:
Numerous studies, but only two are listed below:
0885. Kentucky State University. Lee. C.J.: Panemangalore. M. “Obesity Among Selected Elderly Females In Central Kentucky.” FUNDING: USDA 0942. University of Louisville. Belknap Campus School of Medicine. Satmford, B.A.; Matter, S.;
Fell, R.D., et al. “Cigarette Smoking, Exercise and High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol” FUNDING: American Heart Association.

4. Smokers have less plaque, gingival inflammation and tooth mobility than nonsmokers
Data from:
Veterans Administration, Outpatient Clinic (Boston). Chauncey. H.H,; Kapur, K.K.; Feldmar, R S. “The Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Study of Oral Health: in Healthy Veterans (Dental Longitudinal Study)

5. Smokers have lower incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis than nonsmokers
Data from:
Guy’s Hospital Medical School (England). Jones, R.M. “Influence of Smoking on Peri-Operative Morbidity.”

6. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is less common among smokers
Data from:
0146. Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases. Chen, H.Z.; Pan, X.W.; Guo, G. et al. “Relation Between Cigarette Smoking and Epidemiology of Hypertension.

7. Hypertension (high blood pressure) and postpartum hemorrhage are lower in smokers
Data from:
0045. University of Tasmania (Australia). Correy, J.; Newman, N. Curran, J. “An Assessment of Smoking in Pregnancy.”

8. RBCs [red blood cells] from cigarette smokers contain more glutathione and catalase and protect lung endothelial cells against O2 [dioxide] metabolites better than RBCs from nonsmokers
Data from:
0759. University of Colorado. Refine, J.E.; Berger, E.M.; Beehler, C.J. et al. “Role of RBC Antioxidants in Cigarette Smoke Related Diseases.” Jan 1980 – continuing.

9. Smoking protects against Parkinson’s disease
Data from many studies. Among them:
1102. Carr, L.A.; Rowell, P.P. “Attenuation of 1methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydrophyridine- induced neurotoxicity by tobacco smoke.” Published in Neuro-pharmacology 29(3):311-4, Mar 1990.
1190. Janson, A.M.; Fuxe, K.; Agnati, L.F. Jansson, A. et al. “Protective effects of chronic nicotine treatment on lesioned nigrostriatal dopamine neurons in the male rat.” Pub. in Progress in Brain Research 79:257-65, 1989.
4014. Decina, P.; Caracci, G.; Sandik, R.; Berman, W. et al. “Cigarette smoking and neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism.” In Biological Psychiatry 28(6):502-8, Sept. 15, 1990

10. There is a low prevalence of smoking in ulcerative colitis? And that the disease often starts or relapses after stopping smoking
Data from:
4101. Prytz, H.; Benoni, C.; Tagesson, C. “Does smoking tighten the gut?” In Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 24(9):1084-8, Nov. 1989.

11. Nonsmokers and especially ex-smokers of cigarettes have greater risk of UC [ulcerative colitis]
Data from:
4134. Lorusso, D.; Leo, S.; Miscianga, G.; Guerra, V. “Cigarette smoking and ulcerative colitis. A case control Study.” Hepato-Gastroenterology 36(4): 202-4, Aug. 1989.

12. Hypertension and postpartum hemorrhage are lower in smokers
Data from:
0045. University of Tasmania (Australia). Correy, J.; Newman, N. Curran, J. “An Assessment of Smoking in Pregnancy.”

13. Smoking has a protective effect on immunological abnormalities in asbestos workers
Data from: 0429. Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy (Poland). Lange, A.
“Effect of Smoking on Immunological Abnormalities in Asbestos Workers”.

14. The WHO, in order to “prove” the dangers of ETS, financed the second largest study in the world on secondhand smoke.
But the study “backfired” and showed not only that there was no statistical risk of disease on passive smoking, but even a protective effect for those who are exposed to it.

15. That in an Australian study, 91.8% of those who never smoked reported a long term illenss, while those who smoked reported 89.0%
When age was taken into consideration, more people who had never smoked than those who did smoke reported one or more long-term illnesses.
When the number of years during which a person had been a smoker were taken into account, it was the ex-smokers who fared worse when it came to long term illnesses.
Data From: Australian Bureau of Statistics January 1994 report entitled “1980-90 National Health Survey: Lifestyle and Health Australia”.

16. That an Australian study sampling, among other things, individuals over 45 years of age, found that 6.0% of smokers suffered from heart disease, versus 6.7% never-smokers and 11.4% ex-smokers
Data From: Australian Bureau of Statistics January 1994 report entitled “1980-90 National Health Survey: Lifestyle and Health Australia”.

17. Australian study sampling, among other things, individuals over 45 years of age, found that 11.3% of smokers suffered from hypertension, versus 27.0% ex-smokers and 29.0% never-smokers
Data From: Australian Bureau of Statistics January 1994 report entitled “1980-90 National Health Survey: Lifestyle and Health Australia”.

18. Australian study sampling, among other things, individuals over 45 years of age, found that    38.9% of smokers were overweight, versus 49.5% ex-smokers and 44.1% never-smokers
Data From: Australian Bureau of Statistics January 1994 report entitled “1980-90 National Health Survey: Lifestyle and Health Australia”.
Now those were the 18 benefits of smoking, well I do not advocate smoking, its just that I felt the need to blurt out the things that people disregard. There is always a need to be open minded. Always know the two faces of the mirror.

19. Smoking makes smokers never gets old!!!!! That's the best thing about smoking!!

12 comments:

noraim said...

smoking xbaek utk kesihatan!!

fuzah said...

"very interesting" topic
but i'm not interested 2 baca
mmg la smoking makes smokers never gets old
nk tw sbbnya?????
sbbnya smokers akan mati cepat
xsmpat tua pown
get it??
mmg xmenghargai kehidupan btul la

Hafiz_GTR said...

wahai mahfuzah, its not that i didnt appreciate life but dats da bez way for a person to escape from this hectic miserable life.. hahahaha...
n aim.. didnt u read the post?? smoking have many benefits to human health!! haha

fuzah said...

well.
there are many more beneficial ways to escape from whatever life u have..
wt assignment ke,bca shakespeare pny poem ke.teslians kan.
i am right,right???btw,dwet yg guna beli rokok 2 wt blanja awex mkn pown dpt pahala.bg fakir miskin mkn kan.

aim..sangat2 setuju!!!!

miszMIA said...

dah baca dah. walaupon xpandai sgt Bi neh tp ttp phm artikel tuh. hehe. tp smoking ttp byk keburukan. ttp xsuka org merokok!! hehe. :p

Hafiz_GTR said...

miszMIA nie sapa lak dh????

btul 2... tp pa slhnya tmbah lg satu.. huhu..
blanja awex?? mcm xpnah blanja kn...
yg awex 2 prabih duit bjln mrata xpa lak kn??
:P

fuzah said...

miszMIA 2 aim la.
2 private blog dya.
hehe

eleh.
pa slahnya tmbh lg satu knon.
tmbh yg berfaedah xpa gk.
awex xmau tmbh lg satu?
biar jela awex nk bjln mrata pown.
dwet awex,dwet dya la.
dwet kamu,dwet sy.
haha

Hafiz_GTR said...

mmg igt nk tambah tp kesian takot nnt awex nanges.. hahaha...
ooo... bia awex jln mna pon noe.. ok fine..
dwet sy duit kamu??? kamu awex sy ka??? hahaha

fuzah said...

eh.xla.
sy bkn awex kamu ek.
ok.we'll see.
we'll deal trough fon later k???
haha

Hafiz_GTR said...

through da fon???
kiss me through da fon bebeh.. hahaha...
apsal nk deal through fon n not face 2 face??
takot ah 2.. haha

fuzah said...

saja klantan ngn kedah dekat.
sbb 2 bley face 2 face.
adoi laa.
trough fon pown bley setel pny.
mau try ka??

Hafiz_GTR said...

xda hal... x takot pon...