Cigarette Smokers Are Boiling Frogs

Posted on November 14, 2008. Filed under: health | Tags: , , , , , , |

Boiling The Frog

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It seems to me in thisĀ  day and age that people are not listening to the news or the research or the gross ads on TV about smoking being a way to sign your own death certificate. Young people are still taking up smoking and older people steadily refuse to quit.

It really is a case of “How to boil a frog!”

How to boil a frog: If you boil the water first, it’s hot and the frog although burned will jump right out and get away, so to boil a frog you put him in the pot while the water is cool and as it gradually heats he will enjoy the water cause it feels so good – until it is all to late and he cannot get out and boils himself into frog soup.

Cigarette smokers are the same: they start smoking to appear cool or because they tell themselves that they need it to stay calm. This is the cold water… even though they see all the ads about the bad health effects (the water is getting warmer) of smoking they ignore them cause it feels so good. Then when it is all too late and they have the cancer… You get the picture.

However, if a cancer appeared or they became impotent on their first cigarette, they would stop and never come back (the boiling water).

So as far as I am concerned people who smoke are in the act of becomming frog soup. If you need more evidence here are some links for you:

Study into the effects of smoking on nurses, death rates and incidences of disease:

Study into affect of smoke on hearts shows your heart may actually alter it’s shape (not a good thing):

and this one is a link to a new website that empowers young women to “live smoke free”:

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Did You Light Up Yesterday? Or did you quit for WNoTD?

Posted on June 1, 2008. Filed under: wellbeing | Tags: , , , |

Universal no smoking sign

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World No Tobacco Day, is held every year on the 31st of May, that was yesterday, so did you quit for the day? Or did you ignore it, just like you ignore all the warning signs, the ads that turn your stomach and the people who let you know that they hate it when you light up near them.

I am one of those people, as an asthmatic I get really tense when someone is befouling the air I have a right to breathe, as if there isn’t enough pollution, you have to light up near me. Things are getting better, smoking is not allowed in shopping centres or restaurants any more and that is something to be thankful for. However, I do have a beef with the people who light up right at the entrance to the shopping centres where all their smoke is drawn in by the natural vacuum effect of a doorway and any prevailing winds.

And spare a thought for me when I have to walk through the billowing smoke the wreaths its way around the heads of the people there, who do not seem to care about others at all. I have friends who smoke, and even my son smokes occasionally, but he knows I will not kiss him unless he has showered and brushed his teeth. But this means I know that most smokers are nice people.

So why do so many of you, carelessly drop your butts where ever you like? Smoke in areas that you have to know will cause people like me to dry retch and generally seem not to care as long as you get your fix? It is so sad to see you act as if you have no conscience when I know that you do. Heed the warnings and save yourselves from the medical dangers and the perceptions of others believing you have no moral conscience.

Quit today and stay healthy.

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