Linus Pauling, chemist, physiologist, 2-time Nobel Prize winner. (via cranquis)
Thought I’d reblog this fact, to accompany the “TV = shorter life expectancy” reblog a moment ago.
…but when I see that your problem list also includes “liver cancer, thyroid cancer, 3 strokes, and worsening kidney failure”, I might just shut up and let you keep enjoying whatever vices you have left before you kick the bucket.
***Page 1: Your period has arrived, again. You look in your bathroom cupboard, and can’t find any tampons. And with cigarette prices going up, money is tight! What do you do?
Go to the store and buy some tampons, go to page 85.
Don’t want to spend your cigarette $ on tampons, but certainly you’ll come up with a better idea, march on to page 2.
Do you see where this story is headed? Read on if you dare! [Editor’s Warning: This story contains graphic depictions of real-life financial decisions made by patients with Medicaid insurance and nicotine addiction. Do not read further if you are easily offended by reality.]
The Little Ol’ Lady (LOL) who came in for “cough” provided me with a variety of possible explanations for her “cough every few weeks that only goes away with steroids and antibiotics”. Her theories included:
All interesting theories — but which completely ignore her long-standing diagnosis of COPD and 60+ years of (still on-going) nicotine addiction. :(
In other words, when walking through a crowd of smokers outside of your workplace, you’re better off grabbing a cig and puffing on it. (I kid, I kid).
If you’re here to see a doctor because of your “cough that just won’t stop”…
And you smoke 2 packs of cigarettes per day…
And you start the conversation with, “Now, doctor, don’t you talk to me about quitting smoking”…
Isn’t that kind of like pouring sugar in your gas tank, and then telling the mechanic, “JUST DO AN OIL CHANGE AND EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE”???