Posted by Peter W. Schramm
We already know that alcohol (and cigarettes) are good for you, and now coffee is thought to help prevent the most common types of liver cancer.
But not in the quantities that Rob Alt drinks it.
Smoke cigs, get cancer. Drink cofffee, fight cancer. I had a good thing going a few years ago!
Now we just need a study that shows that sex can reverse the negative effects of liquor, and well be all set.
Heres a link to a great website with a great chart (GO THERE!)
-Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes an estimated 440,000 deaths, or about 1 of every 5 deaths, each year. This estimate includes 35,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure.
-Cigarette smoking kills an estimated 264,000 men and 178,000 women in the United States each year.
-More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.
-On average, adults who smoke cigarettes die 13–14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
-Based on current cigarette smoking patterns, an estimated 25 million Americans who are alive today will die prematurely from smoking-related illnesses, including 5 million people younger than 18.
-Smoking causes approximately $157 billion in annual health-related economic losses.
Memo to Chris Stone: you probably did not need to provide proof that smoking is bad for your health. I think Peter understood that and was being sarcastic.
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