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The Ultimate Anti-Smoking Video

Discussion in 'Survival of the Fittest' started by UncleMorgan, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    I ran across this today entirely by accident.

    It's probably the best demonstration I've ever seen on why smoking is a bad life choice.

    I believe a person should be free to smoke if they choose. I also believe they should be have the opportunity to weigh the positive and negative effects fairly to arrive at a rational decision.

    This video certainly reveals the negative side.

    (I've yet to see a video on the positive side.)

    In reality, a person's lungs are not cotton balls, and the body will try hard 24/7 to expel the noxious residues of smoking. So the damage would not accrue in a person as quickly as it does in the "glass lung".

    But it will accrue, until the lungs are ruined.

    Two packs a day for twenty years ought to be more than enough .

    Got grandkids that think smoking is cool? Show them this video. They may just change their mind.

    Note: The nicotine from one cigarette butt will kill a small child if ingested.

    The nicotine from 600 cigarettes would kill the guy who made this video deader than disco if he got very much of it on his skin. I wonder if he knew that? Those gloves look awful short and far too fragile for me.

    If I was fooling around with that glop. I'd be wearing a full biohazard suit.

    I sure hope he disposed of that poison safely.

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  2. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Years ago when I worked in aviation we used to do periodic maintenance on passenger aircraft (back when smoking was allowed on airplanes). I concentrated more on electrical systems, but my co-worker mechanics had as one of their nasty jobs cleaning tar and nicotine out the cabin pressure dump valve located by the co-pilot's feet. It had to be disassembled and soaked in solvent.

    The dump valve relieved the pressure for the entire cabin to keep it from over pressure by dumping the excess overboard, and it was about 6" in diameter. It also collected the tar and nicotine from smoking passengers in the cabin as it condensed in the workings of the valve.
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  3. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Dad only started smoking because it was the military environment,
    if you smoked you got more breaks than everyone else.
    Shortly after I was born dad quit, and did it cold turkey.
    I tasted a cigarette but had no interest and never got started.
    The more that was known, the more I saw people being stupid who were smoking.
    to me it was pretty much common sense that things you did to your body that gave strange sensations was doing damage to the brain, I was not a particularly smart kid so I knew I could not afford to be more stupid.
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I never took it up...and have never regretted it. I have never been much for surrendering to peer pressure (about smoking or pretty much anything else)...when I felt that peer pressure was compromising my values / principles, I changed my peers...and have never had regrets about that either.

    Yes the tobacco industry have been very effective in making their product seem safe...and even healthy...

  5. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

  6. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Nope never tried it and won't it's NASTY.
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  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    An interesting and informative clip. It would seem that commercial production of tobacco, using super-phosphate fertilizer may also add to the carcinogen load in various tobacco products.

    I guess if one does need to smoke...grow it oneself, organically, unless one lives in an area where the soil is heavily contaminated by ionising radiation isotopes.:eek:
    John Wayne - Medical Bag
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2019
  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

  9. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Was a two pack a day smoker. Quit over 35 years ago in February 1983, one of the few things in my life that I did right.
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  10. Only time I surrendered to peer pressure was to BUY MORE GUNS AND AMMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Strange, I didn't need peer pressure to encourage me to buy more guns and ammo...I worked that out all on my own, the same way I worked out that smoking was a waste of money, and hazardous to my health. :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2019
  12. apache235

    apache235 Monkey+++

    LS/MFT Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco. My brand for five years until I found I had real trouble breathing and had to make a choice - breathing won out and that was 52 years ago. Had I seen this video before I started, I never would have
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