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i wonder why?


you see all these adds talking about the dangers o smoking,

how some one lost some one from smokong, i can get that ..

but my dad now 88 in a couple months has been smoking since

he was 18, when he joined the navy in ww2...

why hasnt  he got cancer or something like that...

not that id want it either.. it just its just wierd how things are..

 

just thinking out loud i guess



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I suspect Milo it has a lot to do with Genetics, the building blocks of life, some of us have very good ones that can repair them selves & others are damaged easilly. I once went to a seminar in Sydney on Tuberousclerosis which our son has (calcium deposits throughout his brain & kidneys) the result of this is Autism. At this seminar was a Genetisist & he was brilliant in describing Genetics (The building blocks of life) & how they decide what is going to happen in your life health wise. A very interesting subject.



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Hii Milo

Both my mum and dad smoked all of there lifes probley sence they were in their early teens ......mum past away 5 years ago from smoke releated heath problems

..Dad past away this year but nothing today with smokeing in fact he was very healthy up till 3 weeks before he past away only difference between mum and dad smokeing was dad smoked ..roll your own cigs ..mum smoked talor made ones

.. So could be what they smoked or could be a DeBe said a lot to do with Genetice

...But then i have brother who has NEVER smoked in his life and he has several smoke related health issues from inhaleing second hand smoke ..

So i guess it like all things some are affected some are not ...



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You're right Milo,

If I remember back some years ago, the actor George Burns passed away aged 100, and he smoked all his life - sure doesn't make sense - as the saying goes, when your number is up, your number is up!!

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When we see health warnings about smoking it is always about a STATISTICAL truth. Yes, we can point to examples of people who can get to the ton [100 years old], and smoked all their lives. As DeBe says it is about genetics, and the other thing called epigenetics. Epigentics is about what genes are switched on or switched off. People vary considerably on how they react to things. For example, my friend was able to give up smoking easily, but has the greatest of difficulties kicking the alcohol habit. With me it is the opposite way around- I don't have an alcohol problem, but have tried to give up smokes several times. My record so far is three years as a non-smoker.
So people will vary in their tolerance to tobacco smoke. In the end, I think it is a personal choice. For all we know the person who lived to a hundred and smoked, might have lived to 120 if they didn't smoke, and would have felt and been healthier for longer.
Medical science is now getting very good at keeping us alive, but not quite always quite so good at giving quality of life. To me, that is the most important thing. Not the life span so much, as the QUALITY of life.

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