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Smoking, New Evidence Of Lung Cancer – Smoke, Just Stay In The Sun
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Smoking, New Evidence Of Lung Cancer – Smoke, Just Stay In the Sun

Now here's one for the books!

Don't be upset with new smoking laws, forcing one to smoke outside, in the hot sunshine, the University of California have discovered a correlative relationship between a higher risk of lung cancer with too little exposure to the sun. Now there's good news for smokers, I knew there would be something out there to give us hope.

This study undertaken at the Uni compared the data from their own country, as well as that on the international databases. This apparently covered 111 countries, now that's a good figure, shows the study covered more than just a few people, making the results believable. It found a correlation between smoking, (the dreaded weed you all like to complain about) Lung cancer and low levels of UVB exposure. There was also an interesting fact that people who live within the tropics seem to suffer less from colon and other cancers, vitamin D apparently the reason.

Now this seems to suggest that lower levels of vitamin D account for a higher level of risk, of suffering from cancer. Another article that appeared on face book, suggested that the use of sun screens was dangerous, as this contained cancer causing ingredients. I cannot, in this article expound on that fact, but maybe it's thought to causes cancer because of the fact it is blocking out the good UV rays the body requires to produce Vitamin D.

Wikipedia elaborates the fact vitamin D3 and D2 ingested, aids the body's vitamin D requirements, but that the main source of it, obtained and produced by the body. Better known as the “Sun Shine Vitamin” it's produced using cholesterol and adequate exposure to sun shine. So here now is a good way of reducing your cholesterol.

So smoking is good for your health, if one follows the required principles, smoke your cigarette outside in the sun, the sun aids in producing vitamin D, which counters lung cancer, and to do that it uses cholesterol. A problem solved, I feel like Archimedes, should I now run naked down the street shouting “eureka”? The problems of heart disease, lung cancer and other cancers, solved.

So by the power of deduction, is it fair to say, that using sun screen and staying in doors because of the fear of skin cancer, is bad for your health?

I could not find a category for humour, so come on readers, comment, give it your best shot, disprove this simple deduction that, smoking is good for your health.


Street Talk

Oh my! Sunbathing as a cholesterol reducing technique. Err... and no, you should not now run naked down the street shouting "eureka" or other such sounds. Especially given the picture of your smoking device here! You could hurt yourself:-) Nice article Rob. Good job.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Cynthia, but if I run naked down the street, if I choose the right time of day, with the sun I'll get, I'll be able to smoke a devise like that, all the vit D etc... lol

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  about 1 decade ago
Andrew B  

Rob, is there a public link to more details on this study? My initial thought would be that perhaps there's some kind of behavioral angle to take into consideration here as well? Prior to the passage of various "25 Foot Rules" in various states and localities over the last decade, did smokers tend to stay inside more? If so, did it have something to do with the smoking itself, or rather, do people who smoke tend to be less outdoorsy to begin with?

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks for the looking in here Andrew, if there are more public links to this story I've just hit the jackpot... this article is a humoristic interpretation on a statement or two that have been picked up on the Internet and combined to make a hoped for humour filled article of nonsense.. It is a deduction made on written statements, combined in a way to prove an un provable point... just a bit of slapstick with my readers....

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  about 1 decade ago
Andrew B  

Man I totally missed the boat on that one then, Rob! ;) I swear I really do have a sense of humor. I do articles that are focused on answering those random questions in life that everyone has on opinion on, but few have informed opinions about.I guess I was still "in the zone."

  
  about 1 decade ago

I feel like supporting Shawn's comment.

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  about 1 decade ago

What a challenge set and you cannot find a loop hole in it?????????? there isn't one, admit now smoking is good for you....

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  about 1 decade ago

I can't! I will have to start smoking again after that. have mercy dear Rob

  
  about 1 decade ago

I read the entire article and your reasoning seems sound to me. There has to be a bright side to all our self indulgent sins don't you think

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks John, the reasoning has had my wife trying to find a loop hole all day, unsuccessfully, she realy wants me to give up. I just loved the penning of something that seems logical, yet can it be?

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  about 1 decade ago
joe witt  

Gotta love your sense of humor Rob. People in US are way to uptight about smoking.

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  about 1 decade ago

When I was there I found that out fast specially in NYC where I decider to light up where not allowed, before I could, a Cop told me not too.

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  about 1 decade ago

lol

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  about 1 decade ago

LOL

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  about 1 decade ago

Happy lot around here, eh boys?

  
  about 1 decade ago

Humor, indeed--but Woody Allen's "Sleeper" beat you to it. When his character is thawed from his cryogenic stasis, the first thing the future-people do is offer him a cigarette, as a restorative.... I second Kim's emotion: by all means, run naked down the street shouting "Eureka!" You get exercise, vitamin D, AND you get to meet the neighbors (not to mention the police). In the 19th century, social mores dictated that respectable folk keep their kids indoors during the day--this led to 'rickets'-a degeneration of the bones caused by lack of vitamin D--that's why milk is always enriched with vitamin D (the iodine in salt has a similar genesis). But I can't help noticing that this 'tribe' has more than it's share of smokers--perhaps writers and online-addicts are simply not going outside in the daytime (that's certainly true for me). There's a whole bunch of health risks there, of which lack of sunlight is just one...

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  about 1 decade ago

Yes Chris, I wait for a pillow fight when penning a smoking article and get none, I suspect all authors must have an addiction hidden in their somewhere and feel to guilty to hit me over mine. Now, if I can just sniff out one or two of those, it could be fun.

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  about 1 decade ago

Chris, do you think we're all armchair health nuts here? I know that happens in sports circles.... Rob, why are you always looking for a stimulating pillow fight? I pen an innocent article about being nice and get inundated with comments. Maybe you need to be more mainstream... are we all too scared to have an opinion in our society of equality and acceptance to all? Can't pick it though. There's a squidoo lens that gets all types of emotional responses on the pros and cons to women wearing make-up and if an employer should have the power to 'make' women do it. Musings....

  
  about 1 decade ago
Joan S  

Here's a controversial topic for you to explore Rob. I just heard about a woman who donated her kidney to her boss, then she got fired because she was out of work recuperating. Think about what you could build with that one. That'll make folks angry. Pillow fight, heck. As for smoking, bet that's an addiction many writers have.

  
  about 1 decade ago

Now now ladies why are we asking so many questions, Heather I love the comments that are stimulated by an article, look at yours and for that matter how you and AJ high-jacked the Dr's comments page, I really enjoy that because it shows a stimulating subject has been written, In any case look what happens when you pen an article there are nearly just as many comments as reads, to me thats good specially when ones own opinion is expressed. Joan Thanks for the tip off that is just up my street, an article about that is on the way. Smile both of you, like in your pictures, I love what I see when I have an article to read from either of you.

  
  about 1 decade ago

What's good for you this week will be bad for you next week ans so ad infinitum. I think that running naked down the street shouting "Eureka!" is perfectly reasonable and ligit as long as you've just got out of the bath.

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  about 1 decade ago

As winter sets in here now, running down any street naked is safe, nothing to hide its all got cold.

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  about 1 decade ago

Glad Kim mentioned doing it after a bath or it would be just plain dirty!

  
  about 1 decade ago

Yes Heather after the bath, you're in the south one needs to warm up before a run I'm told by the exercise specialist, so that would be my warm up, the run would not be very far, not more than 30m then I would be tired out.

  
  about 1 decade ago

I was referring to Archimedes re: the bath.

  
  about 1 decade ago

I just knew there would be some benefits of smoking and fishing.....Good for the soul and body...LOL

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  about 1 decade ago

There you go Kevin

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  about 1 decade ago

Hey folks, I smoke (and not just tobacco, shush, medicinal and inspirational purposes of course) but I stopped around christmas for seven weeks using patches. Unfortunately I developed an allergic reaction to the bloody patches and had to stop using them; you can guess the rest.....

  
  about 1 decade ago
Joan S  

Okay, here's one for you Rob. I read that giving up smoking cold turkey is bad for you. It should be done gradually so that the body has a chance to adjust. I read it's better to smoke than give it up all at once. Not quite as good as smoking under a palm tree, but not bad. Coffee is good for you too. Full of antioxidants. So what if it's acidic. I'm trying Rob. Now if they just come out with sugar is good for you, I'll be the next Willy Wonka.

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  about 1 decade ago

The cold turkey is a definite no no, I have often gone the slow down route till nearing the end and then just pick up speed again. My smoking slows down in winter, as going outside in the cold is less appealing than the urge for a smoke, so I like to think I can smoke more in summer to make up for the winter. The "sugar is good for you" I'm working on as is the "Men'sopause" and it might just have a few men turn against me.

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  about 1 decade ago
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