Does Smoking Really Kill?

Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 5:45 PM By: ||Niko||

This is my first blog, so bare with me people. I've never blogged before and I'm under the impression that I'm suppose to talk about whatever it is on my mind. However, since I'm on Ice Cube's website, does that mean I'm suppose to only talking all things Cube? I don't know. You tell me.

So, my first blog topic is about Does Smoking actually really kill people. The reason I proposed this question is, because as of late I have really been on this kick of watching old black/white classic movies. They're totally the shit by the way. But that's another blog post in itself.

One thing that I can't help but notice in these films is cigarettes go hand and hand with the actors and actresses. It would be abnormal to watch an old classic and not see some form of smoking.

With this in mind, I decided to do a brief Internet search to find out how many actors and actresses have actually died as a result of smoking. And I found a really cool article that documented at least 217. Get this, the average age of these people were between 68-75 years old. And in most cases there was some other condition they died of like a heart attack or emphysema. All of which can be caused by smoking. The average life expectancy for an American is 78 years old.

So, the question is. Is smoking really bad for you? And if so, is the trade off worth the cost? I mean obviously the person that smokes enjoys what they're doing or why else would they do it right? And if we all have to die anyway, why not do something that you enjoy doing?

In closing, I'm not a smoker nor do I support or condone smoking. This is just something that came to my mind and I wanted to write about it.


  1. deletednickname avatar

    On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 7:10 AM, deletednickname said:

    I think yes!
    Its not looks good when someone smoke some!
    How do u think ho much a human smokes cigarets in year.....many!
    And for all this money he can buy home cinema, many cool clothes or until this time read 70 books, or watch so many movies!
    How many time and money smokers are lost for that time!
    We could to break the cigarete, or the cigarets will break us!

  2. Hi-Man2.0 avatar

    On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:05 AM, Hi-Man2.0 said:

    My uncle smokes about 30 cigarets per day before and 10 nowadays he is 60 and he don't wanna die!!!!
    So i asked myself like you if smokin' really kill.
    I think that's depend of your health your body and your chance everybody react differently yes smokin' is bad for the health but not for everyone.
    Ps: i want him to die cuz he cheat on his wife and the mistress comes in home and his children are sick. So i can wait.

  3. karibe avatar

    On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 3:15 PM, karibe said:

    smoking kills...1 fact you probably dident know...non-smokers are more afected by the smoke then the smokers!!!...but u right wit 1 thang...we only got 1 life 2 live!!! do whatever u think is best for you!!!

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