Does Smoking Really Kill?
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.