Smoking good or bad

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Smoking good or bad

Share via Email Two weeks ago, I was happy in the knowledge that two staples of my diet, namely caffeine and pizzas, were inherently bad for me. Italian scientists, it seems, have discovered that pizzas act to protect us from all manner of cancers.

And they should know. Then it was the turn of the Australians. And more importantly, who am I supposed to believe?

Smoking good or bad

Gordon Gallup at the State University of New York asked nearly a thousand women about their sex lives and used standard psychological tests to assess how happy they were. Having ruled out other factors, Gallup says he is convinced semen is the reason.

Male conspiracy theorists take note: Getting stressed Our reaction to stress reveals what a lumbering beast evolution really is. Stress makes our nervous system pump out a chemical called noradrenaline, which kicks our heart rate up and breaks down body tissue to give us more energy.

After an hour or so of being stressed, blood levels of the hormone cortisol rise. Using mobile phones Though demonstrably lethal when stuck to the ear of someone driving through a city during rush hour, the only other confirmed threat a mobile has to health is the kicking you get when the local year-olds mug you for it on your way home.

Preece believes the effect is solely due to the phone heating a region of the brain called the cortex.

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Radiation from phones has also been shown to increase blood flow in certain regions of the brain. Loud bass notes trigger the same response in our vestibular system, he says, so loud repetitive bass music stimulates the same areas of our brains that makes us think we might be about to get some.

Smokers are at least doing their bit to slow down the runaway obesity epidemic that is sweeping through the western world. It may well be both. Scientists have also found evidence that smoking might, in some circumstances, help prevent the onset of various dementias.

Many dementias go hand-in-hand with a loss of chemical receptors in the brain that just happen to be stimulated by nicotine.

Smoking seems to bolster these receptors, and smokers have more of them. The theory is that smokers may then have more to lose before they start losing their minds. So if your time is nearly up anyway, and you have somehow managed to steer a course past the Scylla and Charybdis of heart attacks and tumours, smoking might just help you retain your marbles.

Riding fast motorbikes There are fewer sure-fire ways of decimating your life expectancy than buying a large motorbike you are clearly ill-equipped to control.Smoking is good for you Every week we read that something we believe is bad for us actually has beneficial health effects.

This week it's coffee, before that it was pizza - and every other day it.

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Smoking is good for you Every week we read that something we believe is bad for us actually has beneficial health effects. This week it's coffee, before that it was pizza - and every other day it. In fact, smoking accounts for 30 percent of all cancer deaths in the U.S.

Learn exactly why smoking is so bad for the health, and why people should quit. For full functionality, it is necessary to.

The good news is that if smokers stop smoking before the age of 40, their risk of death will drop by 90% compared to those who continue to smoke. [Clarification: smokers’ life expectancy is 10 years less than that of non-smokers.

The good news is that if smokers stop smoking before the age of 40, their risk of death will drop by 90% compared to those who continue to smoke. [Clarification: smokers’ life expectancy is 10 years less than that of non-smokers.

No. Smoking is not good at all. There are many annoying things smokers do. One of them is they smoke. And they do it all the time. Here’s an ode to every non-smoker who has put up with cigarettes, because, yeh dosti hum nahin todenge, guys!

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