I'm sure you will get over being juvenile. It takes some people longer than others.
Way to look at the picture through a pinhole. What do all those things have in common? You should be able to put it together. Here's more:Derp, if you choose to commit suicide on the installment plan by smoking, no amount of logic is going to stop you. Just don't try to pass it off as "healthy" by any stretch of the imagination. Even your "research" doesn't support it.
". . . cigarette smoking has been found to be negatively associated
with thyroid cancer (29–33)."
". . . nicotine was shown to downregulate prolactin gene expression
(40). Baseline prolactin levels are thus lower in chronic smokers than
non-smokers (41, 42)."
"Higher levels of androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate
(DHEAS) are found in smokers (62–65)."
"Free testosterone levels have also been found to be higher among
smokers (41, 91, 92, 94, 95)."
"Though TSH levels have been reported to be lower in smokers in a few
studies (3–5), others have not found this effect (6)."
Smoking and hormones in health and endocrine disorders
Smoking brain scans - Stock Image M370/0778 - enlarged - Science Photo Library
And a really good thread:
Smoking is good for you! - Lifestyle - LONGECITY
And calling coffee a drug, or an addiction is being a sensationalist, it's simply untrue and on the level of most CW drivel you would find on Dr. Oz. The fact you, or someone else thinks it's an addiction is only a testament of your own willpower and problem -- not the substance, of in caffeine's case, the nutrient.
"The fact that a taste of chocolate can provoke a wild lust for more chocolate, or that once cigarette renews the addiction, does not mean that the presence of chocolate or nicotine in the blood creates a craving. Rather, it is that an organism in an unstable state perceives the availability of something which promises to partially restore the desired stability."
FYI, not that it matters in the slightest, but I don't smoke 2 packs a day. I don't even know where you came up with this number besides a baseless ASSumption and an attempt to give credit to your argument by making up some bullshit.
Last edited by Derpamix; 07-22-2013 at 05:32 PM.
The thing with coffee that I have noticed it that people get so charged up over it! The whole "I couldn't live without my coffee!" Suggests to me that it IS an addictive substance which doesn't mean it is addictive to everyone... My issue with coffee is that I get physiologically addicted to it (but not psychologically). In other words I can quit it easily but get awful headaches when I do (which begs the question of why I start drinking it again after a time off it... And I don't really know the answer to that except that I feel like it).
Anyway I agree that when someone wakes up foggy and lethargic and needs caffeine to get them going it seems as if they have a problem with caffeine addiction! (Like a junkie needs a fix ?!) and thus, quitting the habit is probably a good idea. I don't buy that the problem is independent from the caffeine, at least without any evidence to prove it is). The problem is that the argument is over cause vs effect which is something that's not easy to diagnose ... At least not by a bunch of people on an Internet forum.
I tend to think,though, that if you feel that you can't live without coffee, it's probably time you tried to! Just reminds me of those people who swear they'd die if they couldn't eat bread or pasta again... Ho hum...