Cigarette Smoking May Lower Parkinson's Risk!!!!!

@jess368 (3377)
United States
August 7, 2007 10:35am CST
For all you smokers out there, and you non smokers who criticize us smokers, here is some interesting information. Long-term and current smokers have a lower risk of Parkinson's disease than the general population, researchers say in a report that confirms previous observations that people with Parkinson's disease were less likely to be smokers. here is the link if you wanna read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20070710/hl_hsn/cigarettesmokingmaylowerparkinsonsrisk
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@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
7 Aug 07
yes because parkinsons is so much worse than COPD, see how you feel the first time you truly cant breath, at least your post made me laugh.
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Just an interesting study
• United States
8 Aug 07
thats cool just my thoughts is all. it was defenatly a very interesting study. I am a smoker.
@anonymili (3140)
7 Aug 07
I hadn't heard that before but I had heard somewhere else that smoking also reduces your chances of getting alzheimers. Now I don't know how true that is but when I mentioned it to a few people when I first heard it, the only response I got from non-smokers was "If you live to be old enough to get alzheimers in the first place eh?" Hmmm sour grapes methinks! x
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
7 Aug 07
My great grandma lived to be 95, and smoked all her life!
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Hmm, so what were they talking about...
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
8 Aug 07
So you take a chance at getting lung cancer and all that other wonderful stuff to avoid Parkinson's disease, which you may have never gotten in the first place. Sounds good to me, where do I sign up?
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I wouldnt tell someone to start smoking just to prevent Parkinson's disease. Its just one positive for the smokers already out there.
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Well I understand that.