Thursday, June 29, 2006

Is This Guy for Real?

Every now and then, I like to light up. Not often, but about once in a while or so, sometimes when I am super-stressed and haven't been able to make it to the gym, a cigarette really calms me down. A cigarette a month aint that bad, right? But the new Surgeon General begs to differ. I was shocked by just how toxic he suggested cigarette smoke, even second hand smoke, was, pointing to research that suggested cellular and arterial changes within seconds of exposure! You can watch his interview with Jim Lehrer here. I confess I find it a little hard to believe that exposure to such minor amounts of smoke can affect you if it's not on a consistent basis (I know I'm not a doctor, just a biased consumer!)

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