Obesity More Dangerous Than Smoking says US Study
“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.
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.
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.
Last time I was in New York City, I puffed everywhere I went.
Is it true that you smoke eight to ten cigars a day?
Is it true that you drink five martinis a day?
Is it true that you still surround yourself with beautiful young women?
What does your doctor say about all of this?
My doctor is dead.
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