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Do you smoke?

Nicotine from tobacco helps prevent coronavirus.  If you don't smoke you can do the patch or nicotine gum.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/22/french-study-suggests-smokers-at-lower-risk-of-getting-coronavirus



Posted - April 23

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  • 6359
    I've never smoked a cigarette in my entire life.
      April 23, 2020 9:59 AM MDT
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  • 8911
    Very good!  Myself like many teenagers succumbed by peer pressure to smoke.

    However the nicotine from smoking tobacco helps prevent coronavirus.  This post was edited by Kittigate at April 23, 2020 10:06 AM MDT
      April 23, 2020 10:04 AM MDT
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  • 14893
    I hope that don't mean Zack that you're mugging us all from beyond your grave ...:(  
      April 23, 2020 11:39 AM MDT
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  • 6359
    I'm mugging amonst the living. At the moment that is.
      April 23, 2020 12:24 PM MDT
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  • 14893
    Strange.! I've heard that that's a Mugs game   :) 
      April 23, 2020 4:54 PM MDT
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  • 36343

      Let’s evaluate this. A potentially  deadly behavior that diminishes lung efficiency has the possibility of warding off a potentially deadly respiratory virus. Seems more than a little skeptical to me. 

      I’m not a smoker nor will I begin to be one with the hopes that it might protect me from this virus.
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      April 23, 2020 10:23 AM MDT
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  • 8911
    The nicotine from tobacco is the agent that helps prevent coronavirus. 
    See paragraph below the heading. 

      April 23, 2020 11:42 AM MDT
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  • 36343

      Do they have any magic elixir or any snake oil to push also?  




      April 23, 2020 2:18 PM MDT
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  • 8911
    No 
      April 23, 2020 4:12 PM MDT
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  • 36343

      If you found it posted online, then there’s absolutely NO way it could be untrue!  They don’t allow falsehoods on the internet, I thought everyone knew that?  Like Im sure for real geez Louise gee willikers peshaw!



    ~
      April 23, 2020 2:39 PM MDT
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  • 8911
    Guardian is simply posting information from scientific research. 
      April 23, 2020 4:15 PM MDT
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  • 13998
    I was a smoker, but I gave it up cold turkey 34 years ago.
      April 23, 2020 11:08 AM MDT
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  • 1709
    I smoked 3 to 4 packs a day for 7 years. From the age of 18 to 25. One day I decided that I wanted to live longer so I up and quit cold turkey. It's been 45 years since that time.
      April 23, 2020 11:28 AM MDT
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  • 4283
    Appaling to think The Guardian, normally one of the most reliable papers in the world, would publish such ridiculous codswollop. 

    Nicotine is dangerous and highly addictive. It can cause an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and the flow of blood to the heart. The narrowing of the arteries may lead to a heart attack.

    Ambulance paramedics in New York have reported a six times higher than average rate of deaths by heart attack. It needs autopsies to confirm, but they suspect these attacks are caused by COVID-19.

    We now know that the Corona virus attacks not the lungs but the blood, reducing the blood's capacity to carry oxygen. While it might seem that speeding the heart rate might help improve oxygenation, it's more likely that increasing the rate may put more strain on an already oxygen deprived body.

    Given that all smokers already have compromised breathing, Corona would only speed up and exacerbate the problems. It would be deadly if someone already has emphysema.
      April 23, 2020 11:39 AM MDT
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  • 8911
    I don't think Guardian is advocating use of nicotine but providing facts from the research people. 
      April 23, 2020 11:47 AM MDT
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  • 4283
    Appalling to think The Guardian, normally one of the most reliable papers in the world, would publish such ridiculous codswollop. 

    Nicotine is dangerous and highly addictive. It can cause an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and the flow of blood to the heart. The narrowing of the arteries may lead to a heart attack.

    Ambulance paramedics in New York have reported a six times higher than average rate of deaths by heart attack. It needs autopsies to confirm, but they suspect these attacks are caused by COVID-19.

    We now know that the Corona virus attacks not the lungs but the blood, reducing the blood's capacity to carry oxygen. While it might seem that speeding the heart rate might help improve oxygenation, it's more likely that increasing the rate may put more strain on an already oxygen deprived body.

    Given that all smokers already have compromised breathing, Corona would only speed up and exacerbate the problems. It would be deadly if someone already has emphysema. This post was edited by inky at April 23, 2020 2:00 PM MDT
      April 23, 2020 11:39 AM MDT
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  • 36343
    Duplicate post, please delete. 
    ~
      April 23, 2020 2:10 PM MDT
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  • 14893
    No,I'm generally just Hot and often on fire, here on the Mug...;)D 
      April 23, 2020 11:41 AM MDT
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  • 8911
    Watch for any heat seeking missiles. 
      April 23, 2020 12:04 PM MDT
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  • 14893
    I generally miss Isles and bump into the shelving   :( 
      
      April 23, 2020 12:10 PM MDT
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  • 14893
    Ive read that it's the futilizers that they put on tobacco plants that also contain polonium-210 and that's responsible for something like 80-90 % of the cancers people get from smoking any types of  tobacco .
      April 23, 2020 11:54 AM MDT
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  • 8911
    Yugh! That's maybe what is making the C  smoke taste so bad too.
      April 23, 2020 12:09 PM MDT
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  • 14893
    None of use kids weren't allowed to smoke...our mum who is small like me banned every one from smoking...even my dad who is huge wasn't allowed two either..lol
      April 23, 2020 12:14 PM MDT
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  • 36343

      It’s a shame that it doesn’t taste (and smell) so bad that absolutely NO ONE would want it anywhere near their mouths, that’s what I think. 

     
      April 23, 2020 2:28 PM MDT
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