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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Killing Off Dinosaurs & Kings

It's 86 days since the King of Smo was slain, and don't I know it. 

Don't worry, he won't be resurrected, it's just that daughter and I went for a 5 mile bike ride last night and combined with the first of the real winter weather I was coughing and spluttering like a car with an almost empty fuel tank.  I know that this is a good thing though. The accumulated tar and gunk from 20 years of ingesting the "nicotine death weed" takes a while to recover from (yes, it's really called tobacco, but psychologically it's better to give it a dangerous and off putting name). In fact "a while" is a bit of an understatement. What's causing all this is the "cillia" in my lungs, which is slowly regenerating.

For all you smokers, there's nothing worse than a reformed smoker ramming it down your neck, but honestly, I wouldn't say this if it wasn't worthwhile. Please.... pack it in, for the sake of your kids and your own health. You'll feel better for it eventually. I promise.

On the plus side and as a reminder, all of this has happened already:
  • Just 20 minutes after my last cigarette, my blood pressure and pulse rate dropped to normal and the body temperature of my hands and feet increased to normal.
  • A mere 8 hours after my last smoke, the carbon monoxide level decreased and the oxygen level in my blood increased to normal levels.
  • Just 24 hours after my last cigarette, I substantially lessened my chances of having a heart attack.
  • Two days after my last cigarette, I noticed that my ability to taste and smell was enhanced.
  • Three days later, my breathing became noticeably better because my lung capacity was greater.
  • My circulation has improved and my lung functioning has increased by up to 30% since quitting.
I've still got all this to look forward to:
  • One year after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.
  • Five years after quitting, your risk of stroke is reduced to that of a nonsmoker.
  • Ten years after quitting, the lung cancer death rate is about half that of a continuing smokers. The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases.
  • Fifteen years after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmokers
Smoking is a habit introduced to the human race many thousands of years ago. It was introduced to the western world some 400 years ago. Clearly it is a dinosaur of recreational pastimes. 
As for what really happened to the dinosaurs.... Well that's obvious isn't it:



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