Obesity More Dangerous Than Smoking says US Study

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Obesity More Dangerous Than Smoking says US Study

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Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

Obesity is now a bigger overall threat to people’s health than smoking, according to results of the longest ongoing health study of adults in the United States.

Obesity causes as much or more disease than tobacco, says the study, conducted by researchers from Columbia University and the City College of New York. It adds that while smoking rates are starting to decline, obesity now shortens as many or even more healthy lifespans than tobacco use.

“Health impacts of obesity are, in many ways, much larger, than the health impacts of smoking,” said Dr. Arya Sharma, chairman for obesity research and management at the University of Alberta.

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So, to be fair, using the logic of the smoking ban, we should now ban food in restaurants, right?

And maybe have scales in front of nightclubs to weigh people.

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While we are at it, since the “passage of time” is the No.1 killer, shouldn’t we ban the passage of time?

Just to clue everyone in that believes all the crap that our culture and media feeds us, Smoking is not bad for you. I am a living and breathing example of that. So are the Greatest Athletes that have ever lived.

The whole “grass roots” Anti-smoking campaign is financed by Johnson and Johnson, GSK and everyone else who benefits from people quitting. “Smoke Free Kids”? Formed the same year Nicorette hit the market.

If there is one thing you should take away from The G Manifesto (besides How to Pick up Girls), it is to always question what Corporate America and our Government tells us. Especially when what they are telling you is a brainchild of Adolf Hitler.

On a positive note, it seems that NYC is pushing back on the smoking ban:

Six years after New York City passed a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, it is easier than ever to find smokers partying indoors like it’s 1999, or at least 2002. In November, Eater.com called it “the worst kept secret in New York nightlife” that “smoking is now allowed in numerous nightspots, specifically just about any and every lounge and club with a doorman and a rope.” A few weeks later, GuestofaGuest.com, a blog about New York clubs and bars, posted a “smoker’s guide to N.Y.C. nightlife.”

“Everyone looks the other way,” said Billy Gray, 25, a reporter for Guest of a Guest, who says that he knows precisely which high-end bars and lounges, most of them in the meatpacking district or Lower East Side, will let him smoke inside. Far from deterring smoking indoors, the ban simply adds an allure to it, said Mr. Gray, a half-pack-a-day smoker.

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Last time I was in New York City, I puffed everywhere I went.

Will 2010 be the Year of The Smoker?

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Is it true that you smoke eight to ten cigars a day?
That’s true.
Is it true that you drink five martinis a day?
That’s true.
Is it true that you still surround yourself with beautiful young women?
That’s true.
What does your doctor say about all of this?
My doctor is dead.
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6 Comments on "Obesity More Dangerous Than Smoking says US Study"

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    Coby
    11/01/2010 at 9:03 am Permalink

    “always question what Corporate America and our Government tells us.”

    Very true.

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    Gio
    11/01/2010 at 10:50 am Permalink

    “And maybe have scales in front of nightclubs to weigh people.” ….great idea, they won’t let me smoke inside but some fat pig can eat him/herself into a coma and nobody cares! smoking/drinking/drugs actually help you get girls if you play it right……they might kill you eventually but at least you will get laid and have some fun along the way…..Obesity will kill you faster and it will be a struggle to even jerk off!!!

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    The G Manifesto
    12/01/2010 at 12:49 am Permalink

    Gio,

    “they might kill you eventually but at least you will get laid and have some fun along the way”

    That is exactly right. We all die eventually, might as well have some fun while we are here.

    There is way too much sissy in our culture these days.

    Me?

    I am old-school to the core.

    - MPM

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    Bridgette
    12/01/2010 at 7:56 pm Permalink

    Obesity and diabetes is a growing problems nowadays. It is caused by todays lifestyle which does not involve lots amount of exercise. People are so lazy. Most people are just happy sitting in their office chair and they do not even want to sweat.

    Cigarettes pale in comparison.

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    Kay Abad
    21/02/2010 at 11:08 pm Permalink

    Obesity is a growing health problem these days because people are too lazy to do some extra exercise and they eat too much. i always exercise and do cardio regularly to maintain a healthy weight.

    And I love smoking.

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    Jimmy Cruz
    28/03/2010 at 7:29 am Permalink

    here in Philippines, obesity is also becoming a problem. More and more children are getting obese due to a lifestyle that is not fully of physical activities. most kids just wants to watch TV, play computer games and surf the net.

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