Statins protect lungs from damage caused by smoking

There are 5 comments on the Dec 5, 2012, Science Blog story titled Statins protect lungs from damage caused by smoking. In it, Science Blog reports that:

Every four minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD -the incurable pulmonary disorder usually caused by smoking.

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FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Dec 5, 2012
Yea COPD also known as black lung full of tar.

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#2 Dec 6, 2012
Heart attacks prevent COPD.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Dec 6, 2012
Bud Schmones wrote:
Heart attacks prevent COPD.
So do brain tumours and aneurisms which smokers work for day after day.

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#4 Dec 6, 2012
FBOMBER wrote:
<quoted text> So do brain tumours and aneurisms which smokers work for day after day.
We cannot forget colds, flu and pneumonia, either. Gosh, smokers have so much going for them. They get to stand out in the cold in the dead of winter just so they can "enjoy" a cigarette. The get to experience spring showers up close and personal.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Dec 6, 2012
Smokers wake up in the morning knowing they have a full day ahead of them. It takes time and effort to create brown teeth, yellow fingers and urine soaked-feces stained clothing. But they give it their all knowing that the Holy Grail, the hole in their throat can only be obtained by the lucky few. That badge of honour is the utmost a smoker can obtain. Sadly, some die of numerous nasty diseases, snubbing out the chance of that highest of smoking honours.

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