Monday, June 28, 2010

Smoking or Non?

I was just sitting and daydreaming about some of the things that we were told were "good" for us, that turned out to be killers.

The first thing that came to mind was cigarettes. Nine of of ten doctors smoked Camels! L.S.M.F.T. Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco! KENT with the Micronite filter. (Well, if it has a Micronite filter it MUST be good! Parliament with the recessed filter, hmmm...... recessed, huh? Who didn't want to be cool like the Marlboro Man? Our parents smoked and told us one day we would be able to also, but it's just for "Adults"! So, if I made it to the correct age, I would be privileged to smoke, drink alcoholic beverages and the other big one, "Drink Coffee". So with Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol, we were all destined for an early demise.

The tobacco companies plotted against the public to hook them to their highly addictive bi-product of cigarettes, Nicotine. They romanced us with sexy commercials and billboards, to join the smoking population. If you didn't smoke and I respect that group, you were the exception, not the normal. You had to ask for a non-smoking seat on airplanes and in restaurants.

One day, I heard a rumor that cigarette smoking caused lung cancer. More and more testimonials were recorded of people that smoked and got lung cancer as a result. I knew that one day I'd have to quit, but how? I had been smoking for many years by then. I was an adult and I smoked and drank and used coffee to wake up in the morning. I was an American!

I quit smoking 22 years ago, quit using alcohol almost 6 years ago and I may as well give up coffee too, it's only a matter of time until they find it causes Menopause! Many years ago, my father suffered a heart attack. The doctor suggested plenty of red meat for rehab. It would help his low iron problem. They didn't know about cholesterol back then, which brings me to the REAL reason for this post and that is that I refuse to try Wii. Not until they rule out Alzheimer's!

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