why are we still smoking?
November 20, 2007 9:24pm CST
here a critical womens health problem that we're all ignoring- and it cuts right to the heart of our psychology; since 1950 the female death rate from lung cancer has soared 600 percent,making it the leading cancer killer of women.Cigarettes are responsible for 87 percent of lung cancer cases.in the united states,heart disease kills more women than any other condition-and smokers are up to six times more likely to have a heart attack.and then there's a secondhand smoke, threatening the lives of those nearest and dearest to us.men have taken action. the percentage of male smokers has almost halved since the 1960s. but our rate has been less encouraging,declining by only 35 percent.whats going on? the information is out,its in our faces; smoking is a really great way to commit suicide., so why with all our intelligence and strength, dont we quit?
21 Nov 07
I must admit that I don't undnerstand this either. The link between smoking and cancer was proved beyond doubt in the early 1950's and still people do it. I can't even see how they can enjoy inhaling smoke. Then there are the effects on skin, hair, clothes, surroundings etc. Not to mention that totally charming smokers cough caused by paralysed cilia lining the throat.