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Is It OK To Smoke After Getting Cured From Lung Cancer And Heart Disease

If they found a cure for lung cancer and heart disease , should they allow smoking back in pubs? If they found a cure for lung cancer and heart disease, should they allow smoking back in pubs?
Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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My answer will be a big 'NO'. People recovering from lung cancer continue to have problems - pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath., depression and anxiety, even after treatment is completed. Moreover there is chance of relapse and nothing helps recovery more than stopping smoking. Smoking is a major cause of heart attack. Heart attack greatly increases with the number of cigarettes he or she smokes. Smokers continue to increase their risk of heart attack the longer they smoke as well. People who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day have more than twice the risk of heart attack than non-smokers.



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Ranjit
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tsui-chen's  Response
First of all, i'd like to say this question is purely opinion. And I say no. Because why would you go and get yourself sick just because you might be able to get better? Why would you want to go to a hospital? It's easier to just not smoke in the first place. It saves you money and time. And then there's second-hand smoke. But I won't go into that, because no one wants to breath in smoke.
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Is It OK To Smoke After Getting Cured From Lung Cancer And Heart Disease

Hi My answer will be a big NO . People recovering from lung cancer continue to have problems - pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath., depression and anxiety, even after treatment is completed. Moreover there is chance of relapse and nothing helps recovery more than stopping smoking. Smoking is a major cause of heart attack. Heart attack greatly increases with the number of cigarettes he or she smokes. Smokers continue to increase their risk of heart attack the longer they smoke as well. People who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day have more than twice the risk of heart attack than non-smokers. Regards Ranjit