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Smoking is top cause of COPD -- OrlandoSentinel.com

There are 78 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 19, 2007, titled Smoking is top cause of COPD -- OrlandoSentinel.com. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Question: I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day. My doctor has tried to get me to quit.

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Catmoves

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#1 Aug 20, 2007
Authorities often ignore actual causes to prove a popularly held point. Why is it that no one wants to admit the rise in COPD coincides in popularity with the foul atmosphere created by the internal combustion engine and coal smoke?'Cause we just have kill ourselves off? The truth, fellow suckers, is that we are killing ourselves off with these items,

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#2 Aug 20, 2007
Smokers stink, every kiss a smoker? YUCK!
Get a life

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#3 Aug 20, 2007
Catmoves wrote:
Authorities often ignore actual causes to prove a popularly held point. Why is it that no one wants to admit the rise in COPD coincides in popularity with the foul atmosphere created by the internal combustion engine and coal smoke?'Cause we just have kill ourselves off? The truth, fellow suckers, is that we are killing ourselves off with these items,
90% of COPD occurs in smokers. I guess smokers are out there breathing car fumes and coal fumes while the non smokers are not.
Balky

Orlando, FL

#4 Aug 20, 2007
What a country huh ? The heads of the tobacco companies golf with Presidents. Meanwhile masked swat teams are kicking in American doors every day in search of marijuana.
just candid

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#5 Aug 21, 2007
Balky wrote:
What a country huh ? The heads of the tobacco companies golf with Presidents. Meanwhile masked swat teams are kicking in American doors every day in search of marijuana.
The 'war' on drugs is big bucks. Start with the extra cops on the street,next the lawyers and Bail bond people,builders who are needed to build extra jails , extra jailors and a lot more. Hell if marijuana were made legal thousand of people would be out of work and the entire economy would suffer. PS I almost forgot, door replacement workers might also have to look for another line of work.
Mal

Northbrook, IL

#6 Aug 21, 2007
garym1a2 wrote:
Smokers stink, every kiss a smoker? YUCK!


I dumped a guy cause i felt like a was kissing a chimney lol..yes its gross...his skin stunk as well, fingers were yellow..when he sweat you left the room, so much nicatine pouring out his pores..

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#7 Aug 21, 2007
Mal wrote:
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I dumped a guy cause i felt like a was kissing a chimney lol..yes its gross...his skin stunk as well, fingers were yellow..when he sweat you left the room, so much nicatine pouring out his pores..
Sad thing id their sense of smell is gone so they do not notice these things.
Formersmoker

Clearwater, FL

#8 Aug 21, 2007
Catmoves wrote:
Authorities often ignore actual causes to prove a popularly held point. Why is it that no one wants to admit the rise in COPD coincides in popularity with the foul atmosphere created by the internal combustion engine and coal smoke?'Cause we just have kill ourselves off? The truth, fellow suckers, is that we are killing ourselves off with these items,
Spoken like a true nicotine addict. The rise in COPD is and always has been in direct proportion to the number of smokers and years they have smoked. You don't get emphysema and lung cancer from pollution....you get it from smoking.
Do yourself and your family a favor and devote as much energy to quitting as you do to to making excuses and blaming other causes. It isn't pleasant to see your mother, father and sisters, all die from COPDs...while trying to catch as much breath as possible. All smoked for many years and all died(suffocated). I think I stopped in time(or hope I did).
If you don't smoke, don't start. If you smoke, quit.
Take it from someone who has lived the nightmare...it will kill you and devastate your family. Quit smoking.
Justined

York, PA

#9 Aug 21, 2007
garym1a2 wrote:
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Sad thing id their sense of smell is gone so they do not notice these things.
Why is it that I smell things before my non-smoking spouse? No, I don't smoke in our house. Haven't done that for over 11 years.
Cynthia

Clearwater, FL

#10 Aug 21, 2007
Justined wrote:
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Why is it that I smell things before my non-smoking spouse? No, I don't smoke in our house. Haven't done that for over 11 years.
One day, your wife will remember how you went outside to light up...and it will be a sad memory. Why don't you quit now and stay around a few more years for her? Or is she not a good enough reason?
Justined

York, PA

#11 Aug 21, 2007
Cynthia wrote:
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One day, your wife will remember how you went outside to light up...and it will be a sad memory. Why don't you quit now and stay around a few more years for her? Or is she not a good enough reason?
Have you nothing better to do with your life than to mind other people's business?

One day your spouse will remember a bitter old woman with nothing better to do than be a busybody, and you sticking your nose into other people's business.

Get A Life!
Black Lung

Orlando, FL

#12 Aug 22, 2007
Oh go smoke another one.
Justined wrote:
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Have you nothing better to do with your life than to mind other people's business?
One day your spouse will remember a bitter old woman with nothing better to do than be a busybody, and you sticking your nose into other people's business.
Get A Life!
Cynthia

Clearwater, FL

#14 Aug 22, 2007
Justined wrote:
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Have you nothing better to do with your life than to mind other people's business?
One day your spouse will remember a bitter old woman with nothing better to do than be a busybody, and you sticking your nose into other people's business.
Get A Life!
Maybe so. Too bad for your family that you are so very, very selfish. Keep lighting up. I may " bitter and old" in 20 years but I will be able to breathe. You are a selfish pig and will deserve the slow suffocation that will do you in. Your family doesn't deserve that but you do. Have another ciggie.
Born in Brooklyn

Denver, CO

#16 Aug 22, 2007
just candid wrote:
<quoted text>The 'war' on drugs is big bucks. Start with the extra cops on the street,next the lawyers and Bail bond people,builders who are needed to build extra jails , extra jailors and a lot more. Hell if marijuana were made legal thousand of people would be out of work and the entire economy would suffer. PS I almost forgot, door replacement workers might also have to look for another line of work.
I just love you, Candid.... LOL
just candid

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#17 Aug 22, 2007
Just for the record I've never used the weed and don't plan to start. I just think it's absurd to put people in jail for using it.

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#18 Aug 22, 2007
Justined wrote:
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Why is it that I smell things before my non-smoking spouse? No, I don't smoke in our house. Haven't done that for over 11 years.
your smoking probally damaged her sense of smell along with her lungs!

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#19 Aug 22, 2007
Cynthia wrote:
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One day, your wife will remember how you went outside to light up...and it will be a sad memory. Why don't you quit now and stay around a few more years for her? Or is she not a good enough reason?
Smokers are not that considerate and do not think or care about their spouses nor family.
Mal

Northbrook, IL

#20 Aug 23, 2007
If people kept in mind that they should be respectful to others there wouldn't be a ban on smoking indoors. You would of stayed outside away from everyone, and all would be happy..You'd get your smoke, we'd get our clean air, then re-group and get to enjoy our time together. Its a lack of respect, for humans, for life, for health. And anyone who refuses to step outside for 5 minutes to light up is a selfish individual, and that is whats so sad. No one cares about another person. The attitude of this world is "i get what i want, screw everyone else" and if you deny it, then you're ignorant.
Pepe

Tucson, AZ

#21 Aug 23, 2007
Good point, Formersmoker. My question to Catmoves is why are 90 percent of the people who contract COPD smokers ... if the cause if air pollution? You almost have to be a smoker or a coal miner to get it. It's extremely rare among nonsmokers.
I just shake my head at this argument that somehow air pollution causes lung cancer and all lung disease. There's reams of documentation that this is an argument literally invented out of thin air by a Big Tobacco public relations firm back in the 1950s, and yet to this day there are still people pathetically trying to make this point (Not Big Tobacco, they stopped trying to make this case years and years ago.) Whenever I point out that 85 percent of the people who get lung cancer are smokers (90 percent of men) and that 90 percent of the people diagnosed with COPD are smokers, I never seem to get a straight answer from the smokers' rights crowd.
Formersmoker wrote:
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Spoken like a true nicotine addict. The rise in COPD is and always has been in direct proportion to the number of smokers and years they have smoked. You don't get emphysema and lung cancer from pollution....you get it from smoking.
Do yourself and your family a favor and devote as much energy to quitting as you do to to making excuses and blaming other causes. It isn't pleasant to see your mother, father and sisters, all die from COPDs...while trying to catch as much breath as possible. All smoked for many years and all died(suffocated). I think I stopped in time(or hope I did).
If you don't smoke, don't start. If you smoke, quit.
Take it from someone who has lived the nightmare...it will kill you and devastate your family. Quit smoking.

“OWNERS CHOICE = PATRONS CHOICE”

Since: Jun 07

United States

#22 Aug 23, 2007
Anti-smokers smell of self righteousness and prejudice.

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