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    Study says quit smoking before 45 and same health outcomes as never smokers.

    'A wake-up call': Smoking to kill 1.8 million Australians, or two-thirds of smokers, study finds

    I could have put the headline up as the title but I choose to be a little optimistic even though I didn't quit till I was 47. oops....
    "A wake-up call': Smoking to kill 1.8 million Australians, or two-thirds of smokers, study finds"

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    Here is the study
    http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/13/38
    Last edited by Davi; 25-02-15 at 11:45 PM.

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    Yeah total bullshit on that one

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    what's bullshit Hidden, the headline, the title or the study?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davi View Post
    what's bullshit Hidden, the headline, the title or the study?
    on the headline their is no way on earth a pack a day smoker for 25 to 30 year quits and has the same outcome as a non smoker
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    Yeah, I would think the same thing. Chappy seems to endorse it which is strange! You would have to think that if they are promoting this result, passive smoking must be questionable in every way shape and form though?

    https://theconversation.com/columns/...hapman-ao-1831
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    Well im stuffed

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    total and utter shite

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    "Total bollocks" - everyone who smoked past 45
    "An awesome and reliable study" - everyone who switched before 45

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    I should be dead now

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    I don't see how they can accurately adjust for socio-economic factors. They have chucked in some estimates "adjusting for age, education, income, region of residence, alcohol, and body mass index", which is fraught, but I doubt they've factored in the ever increasing burden of the continuing to smoke due to increasing taxes. A pack a day habit at $20 a pack is over $7000 a year, which once might have gone to improved food and health spending.

    I wonder also whether other factors make smoking more dangerous than before, e.g. changes to the components in cigarettes (ammonia, aldehydes, tobacco grown with radioactive fertilizer, and even fire reduction tech), and even smoking zone restrictions which might force people to smoke quicker and inhale more deeply.

 

 
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