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For their health

29 Jun

Yeah, three decades ago, Andrew Dice Clay noted San Francisco’s smoke-free bus shelters, and commented, “You can smoke a baloney pony, but you can’t smoke a fuckin’ Marlboro?” 😉

 

13 responses to “For their health

  1. fuzziewuzziebear

    June 29, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    I used to smoke. It took two weeks to get through the physical cravings. While I might be tempted if I came in contact with it again, it hasn’t come up. Not that many people smoke anymore.

     
    • Will S.

      June 29, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      Me too, I liked cigars and cigarillos.

      I rarely miss it, only occasionally if I smell a nice one.

      But why isn’t the Center for Disease Control concerned not only about lung cancer, emphysema, etc. but also about the various kinds of diseases that them there people’s behaviours tend to spread?

       
  2. fuzziewuzziebear

    June 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    If the CDC were serious about promoting health in gay people, they would go after alcohol.

     
    • Will S.

      June 29, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      And meth use.

      But again, compared to the other health risks they take…

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        June 29, 2020 at 9:35 pm

        That too. I would think that both are more effective killers than AIDS.

         
      • Will S.

        June 29, 2020 at 11:33 pm

        Yes, because people today can take a cocktail of drugs to prolong their lives and not succumb to AIDS’ symptoms, or rather, those of related diseases that one gets with compromised immune systems typically, absent these immune-system-boosting drugs.

        But there’s hepatitis. And bowel / anal cancer; and other diseases and illnesses associated with that lifestyle…

         
  3. feeriker

    June 29, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    “Dickorette – for the peterpuffer who just can’t kick the habit.”

     
  4. silentmick1

    June 29, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Hepatitis and shigella are common among sodomites as is HIV and, of course, the entire spectrum of STDs. I’d put tobacco usage way down the list of health problems for these people. And they are most definitely proud.

     
    • feeriker

      June 29, 2020 at 10:13 pm

      Inre tobacco, I’ve heard of some research that says that much of the cancer risk from tobacco use comes not so much from the tobacco itself, but from the chemicals that are added to processed cigarettes. There is actually somewhat less of a long-term cancer risk for those who buy the unprocessed (i.e., ‘raw leaf’) tobacco and “roll their own” cigarettes. NOT “zero risk,” of course, nor is the use of this tobacco healthy. It just that the absence of the chemical additives reduces the cancer risk.

       
      • Will S.

        June 29, 2020 at 11:35 pm

        Yes, feeriker; the bleached cigarette paper is one of the most toxic parts of a cigarette, so cigarillos and cigars, rolled in leaves, are far less carcinogenic.

        And yeah, all the other crap added to cigarettes also makes them far more toxic than cigars / cigarillos.

         
    • Will S.

      June 29, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      I knew about hepatitis; I never even heard of shigella, learned something new…

      Yes, AIDS is way down the list of things that kill today because of medicine, but those other things may induce more suffering…

       

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