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Benefits of Smoking




Quit Date: May 27, 2014


Posted August 16, 2019 




Say again?


Well according to a few studies and some peripheral observations there ARE a few benefits to regularly using tobacco products.


  1. Lower's risk of total knee replacement in men.
  2. Lower's risk of Parkinson's disease.
  3. Lower's risk of obesity.
  4. Lower's risk of unwanted pregnancy..b'cuz you ain't getting any Ashtray-breath.
  5. The Joys of momentary gratification as you feed your habit.
  6. There are suggestions that smoking alleviates ulcerative colitis.
  7. No need to plan for your 80th birthday.


There is some blurriness to this list.  For instance, you may not need total knee replacement because you weigh less because of smoking BUT if you DO need total knee replacement as a smoker your chance's of complications are much, much higher.


In just about every other way smoking increases your risk of acquiring or worsening every other disease or medical complication, for instance (and just to name a few):  


  • Alzheimer's
  • Dementia
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Heartburn
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Vericose Veins
  • Crohn's disease
  • Gallstones
  • Osteoporosis
  • Asthma
  • Lower respiratory tract infections
  • Stained teeth
  • Premature tooth-loss
  • Various gum diseases
  • Premature aging of the skin (your largest organ)
  • Persistent coughing
  • Smelly hair
  • Yellowed fingers
  • Bronchitis
  • High cholesterol
  • Weaker immune system
  • Infertility (see benefits #4)
  • Major diabetes complications
  • Blood clots
  • Early menopause
  • COPD
  • High blood pressure
  • Decrease in sense of smell
  • Pregnancy complications
  • New born complications
  • An increase of varying degrees of just about every kind of cancer
  • Renal failure
  • Increased chance of falling asleep and dying in FIRE.  Yes, this has happened.
  • Increased chance of complications and lengthened recovery periods of many medical procedures and surgeries
  • ...and most significant of all...erectile dysfunction (see benefits #4; again).


And these are just the medical disadvantages to smoking.  We won't bother considering the disadvantages related to personal expenses, taxes, social stigmata, or the medical disadvantages of second hand smoke that impacts those YOU ARE CLOSEST TO YOU, or the resale value of that ashtray-on-wheels you call your car or the stench rising from your cloths.


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Edited by jillar

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