At what age should one stop smoking in order to avoid serious health problems? I was thinking maybe late 50's/early 60's at the very least.
a cursory internet search says between 30 and 40 years of age.
I love how smoking has become so stigmatized. Those hardcore ad campaigns really worked. If you want to smoke then smoke. Fucking new generation acts like tobacco is on the same level as heroin. It's a recreational drug.
Most people can't afford it.
>avoid serious health problems?
Smoke if you can afford it, you sure as shit don't want to live past about 65 or 70, tops. Everyone gets the new age brain rot now, probably something in the environment. Like, every single person over 70 has a form of dementia now.
Yeah it's really unfortunate. I don't think people saw smoking as being "bad" for people back in the 50's and it was only when the 90's rolled around that people started to see it as this enormous health risk when it only really hurts you when you've reached old age.
It feels like there's a double standard with tobacco and weed. It seems like people act like weed has zero downsides health wise, and considering how demonized tobacco smoking is, I'm not buying the idea that Weed is completely harmless.
>because we didn't know then, dumdum
The Nazis "knew." King James "knew." There were also religious groups saying it was harmful and cartoons mocking smoking by that time.
lol yes. Many of the diseases smokers get do not manifest in people who aren't genetic trashcans until old age (60's/70's). Smoking only takes ten years off of your life anyway, the the idea that people get seriously ill many decades before that time sounds ludicrous.
I don't smoke. I just get tired of seeing people giving smokers the death glare. I used to be indifferent to smoking until I realized that they're basically pushed outside or off to the side wherever they go now, because people can't stand the smell and think it can give them cancer.
As far as being isolated I don't have a problem with that. If you want to smoke the polite thing to do is smoke away from people who dislike it.
What bothers me is the people, especially younger generation, that simply look down on people that smoke. "OMG YOU KNOW IT"S BAD FOR YOU RIGHT?!?!"
Yes. Every fucking person knows smoking has negative health effects. If someone makes the decision to smoke anyway (because god fucking forbid that someone simply enjoys smoking) then that is their choice.
The new ad campaigns worked really really well. Most people are just so repulsed and flabbergasted that anyone could still smoke. They just have a high and mighty attitude towards smokers.
It happened already with a POTUS, Reagan was well in the bag halfway through his term. His wife had to operate him like a hand puppet until the CIA took over the entire operation.
Actually, it's so easy to life into your 70's and 80's now, even beyond, it has become a problem. The brain one could argue is the most essential of organs, when it starts to fail something is amiss with the program in general.
No it's not .. haha you're exactly the product of brainwashing - cigarette is a symbol, a social thing - it would never work in the context of natural order. You actually experience worse concentration, stress and all side effects from smoking.
No. If anything you're exactly the kind of resin who is a product of brainwashing from the government and anti-smoking groups. Nicotine is genuinely a good focus drug and people come back to smoking because it makes them feel good and relives stress. The whole "that stress relief you're feeling is just you sating your nicotine craving" is bullshit.