Smoking Permanently Damages Your DNA, Study Finds

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    Sep 20, 2016 11:51 PM GMT
    And this can lead to stroke, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems. Some of the damage to your DNA may lessen over years of not smoking, but not all.

    I observe that gay men still smoke, even young guys. I would have thought we were smarter than that. Reading this may be informative to smokers, or to non-smokers if your husband/partner/BF smokes.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/smoking-permanently-scars-your-dna-study-finds-n651471
  • interestingch...

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    Sep 20, 2016 11:57 PM GMT
    Well thats me buggered then even though I quit 2 years ago. I smoked for 22 years, ouch.
    Hi Art hope you are good.
  • MuscledHorse

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    Sep 21, 2016 12:38 AM GMT
    Great article. There's also a Related Article link in there that states only 15% of Americans still smoke, and I'm certain 10% of that 15% must be in Tennessee. The biggest head scratcher for me is seeing health care professionals that smoke; they've seen the results and should know better!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 21, 2016 1:09 PM GMT
    MuscledHorse saidGreat article. There's also a Related Article link in there that states only 15% of Americans still smoke, and I'm certain 10% of that 15% must be in Tennessee. The biggest head scratcher for me is seeing health care professionals that smoke; they've seen the results and should know better!
    A good chunk of smokers are also found in the decaying, depressed inner city neighborhoods as well as in poor, isolated rural areas and small towns.
  • bigpharm

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    Sep 21, 2016 7:08 PM GMT
    I've been a pharmaceutical cancer researcher for the last 8 years or so, and have worked on the exact kind of things this article talks about. Why people still smoke is beyond me. Especially young gay men. I'm not sure what drives this, but it's pretty disgusting and sad how many are still smoking in and around the bars here, even in a place like San Diego that's pretty anti-smoking.
  • JackNNJ

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    Sep 24, 2016 12:35 PM GMT
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  • LDRunner

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    Sep 24, 2016 1:09 PM GMT
    We all can't live forever. One of my aunt's smoked her whole life. She was like one of those old-timer smoker women. Died at 86...
    I feel like despite her smoking, she still was able to live a long and full life.
  • TheBaise

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    Sep 25, 2016 1:34 AM GMT
    I call bullshit man! I been smokin since I was 13 or 14 and I ain't no different then I ever was!