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Re: [APD] Exercise and Smoking
> So, folks, don't smoke and don't kid yourself that your lifestyle makes you
> immune to the damage it does, 'cause it doesn't.
You are confusing two conditions. No one suggests that you can exercise
away the damage smoking causes, but you can be outlived by a smoker who
exercises if you are a sedentary non-smoker. The only conclusion that
can be logically drawn is that failing to exercise will shorten your
life more than smoking would if you did exercise. If you don't smoke AND
you do exercise then it's even better.
Despite the damage tobacco smoking does, it does have some interesting
beneficial side effects like a strongly decreased risk of Parkinson's
and Alzheimer's. That doesn't mean smoking is good, just that everything
in life has two sides to it.
You won't fall dead from having to smell a cigarette at a restaurant,
nor will your undertaker have a party if you smell smoke on your way
into a building. There has always been a highly irrational and morality
police-type group of people opposed to smoking (and other vices). The
fact that smoking causes health problems has only given them something
to latch onto in order to make themselves appear more reasonable. The
fact remains that they wish to force other people into behaving the way
And I'm a non-smoker. Born again at that ... after 17 years of smoking.
Been quit for four years.
"He who throws dirt is sure to lose ground."
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