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Monday, June 17, 2013

Our Cdn. Health minister declared that smoking contributed to lung cancer., June 17, 1963!!!! They reported that it actually contributes to 15 different cancers... and in Canada 1 in 5 people still smoke...

(one addiction I never did develop)
tearfully reminds me of my first SP friend, Monty68 who passed away almost a year ago from lung cancer emoticon
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  • TERRI289
    I miss all the nice things that Monty wrote to sad to lose someone with so much light to share. emoticon
    1582 days ago
    My father died of lung cancer. When the initial diagnosis was made, he was listing reasons he may have gotten it. The doctor interrupted him and said bluntly, "You smoked."
    Smoking is the #1 thing within our control, that contributes to bad health.
    I told my dd this wkend I'd "kill her if she smoked."
    because you know what?
    I do not want to watch her kill herself.
    1583 days ago
    My own grandfather died of lung cancer... He had been a non-smoker for over 40 years. but second hand smoke was another matter....My grandmother smoked up till they put her on oxygen, but she never got cancer! Who knows? My own dd and her dh both quit, glad of that at least....
    1584 days ago
    I'm glad I never smoked. I have relatives that have been through lung cancer and know how hard it is.
    1584 days ago
    So far I am lucky as I, have not gotten cancer.
    I am an ex smoker and fortunately was not a heavy smoker when I did smoke which wasoff and all all my adult life. I am a non smoker now though and won't be going back to it. It is difficult for some people to quit, and some people don't even try to quit.

    As for the cancer angle. ZI have know people that have died rom lung cancer that had never smoked a day in their life nor been around ciggies for second hand smoke. And I have known smokers who have lived a long long life and died of natural causes. Cancer is not limited to smoking....

    Yes, I do agree that it can cause cancer, there is enough garbage added to siggies to make anyone addicted to them and that could cause cancer.

    But I believe every one is born with the cancer gene built in to their system, and a combination of things things a person does in their lifetime, sets in in motion. And I believe because we , as human beings, are living far longer than we used to, and that also helps to set cancer in motion. (average life expectancy has changed a LOT in the last 100 years even!)

    So all these things considered, I do not lay cancer completely on the doorstop of smoking, though it can be a factor in some peoples lives. All my past family were smokers, not one of them died of cancer of any sort, and with the exception of my father dying yound to diabetes complications, all have died at a very old age.

    1584 days ago
    My mother-in-law passed away four years ago from lung cancer. She never smoked in her life. I watched her suffer through it and I wondered why. She was the strongest woman I have ever known, and I miss her terribly.
    1584 days ago
    My father died from lung cancer before his 60th birthday. He started smoking as a teenager and it caught up to him. It was a tough way to loose your life living through months of pain!

    1584 days ago
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