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Nicotine fights fear, anxiety, PTSD

 
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Smoking is not a virus but here they are talking about an anti-smoking vaccine:

Professor Ronald Crystal of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York said:
The new vaccine contains a harmless virus that has been engineered to carry the genetic information to make anti-nicotine antibodies.
[link to www.couriermail.com.au]

anti-nicotine antibodies??? It's unbelivable how low can get such whorified doctors!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33192384


The truth is that the anti-smoking vaccine targets VMAT2 gene, called the God gene.

Geneticist Dean Hamer has suggested that the VMAT2 gene correlates with spirituality using data from a smoking survey, which included questions intended to measure "self-transcendence". Hamer performed the spirituality study on the side, independently of the National Cancer Institute smoking study. His findings were published in the mass-market book The God Gene: How Faith Is Hard-Wired Into Our Genes.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Pentagon Video from 4-13-2005: Flu Vaccine against religious behaviour by inhibiting VMAT2 gene
> [link to www.youtube.com]

They want to create godless sheeple devoid of any spirituality.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33192384


The proof that smoking upregulates VMAT2:

Mice were injected with nicotine free base 2mg/kg, sc, four times daily for 14 days and killed 12-72h after drug discontinuation. VMAT2 protein was increased in the striatum of nicotine-treated mice in a time-dependent fashion at all times studied. Furthermore, in situ hybridization studies demonstrated that VMAT2 mRNA was elevated in the substantia nigra pars compacta and ventral tegmental area, indicating enhanced gene expression and subsequent protein synthesis.
[link to europepmc.org]
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Sounds like a load of horseshit to me.

I get my nic from vaping. But it acts just like it should, as a mild stimulant, not a damn xanax.
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Smoking counter acts antidepressants because it does the opposite.
Antidepressants reduce serotonin while nicotine increases it.
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I'd say it has definitely helped me through my PTSD throughout the earthquake/nuclear crisis here. I chain smoked for 2 weeks after that all happened. It kept me from losing my shit while watching Fukushima blow it's top and during the constant dizzying aftershocks.
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Nicotine has been badly and unfairly demonized by the anti-smoking Nazi control freaks. It has so many positive medicinal uses, the Native Americans realized this long ago. And yes, it does have a pronounced calming affect and energizer at the same time.
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There might be something to this. I have PTSD from some pretty nasty things that happened to me during my childhood and as an adult. I chew nicotine gum and have noticed a marked decrease in PSTD symptoms for the past 3 1/2 years I've been chewing. It doesn't alleviate symptoms when I'm in periods of extreme stress but now that I think of it the nicotine helps! Figures, I quit smoking and now I'm addicted to the gum. My doctor says its still better than smoking.
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I'm an ex-cigarette smoker, haven't had one since 1986. A few years after I quit I developed an anxiety disorder, at the time I just thought it was mid-life crisis, but in looking back now I can see the link to PTSD symptoms and tobacco.

In an attempt to ease my anxiety my GP prescribed Xannax which has huge side effects and didn't really help. Over the course of that year I also tried Ambin for insomnia which helps you get to sleep, but leaves you feeling like a zombie the next day.

Anyway, today I smoke cannabis and have been doing so over the last 10 years which has eliminated the anxiety and has made me quite fearless... On top of that I was able to stop taking a blood pressure medication.

Well, thats my story, thanks for the link between nicotine and PTSD.
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coffee4 cheers;




(...)The U.S. government had to deal with that. They understood that the pipe would allow peaceful transactions because no Indian would ever lie once spoken on the pipe."

By dishonoring the meaning of this sacred practice, treaties were broken and land was taken but the benefits were short-lived, as White Deer of Autumn explains, "When the Europeans started to use tobacco, they saw it as a market, and thus corrupted its function. Now it is being misused, and you see what happens when a gift that has been given is misused."



[link to www.native-americans-online.com]
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Well hell son, I could have told you that. ;)
sure it bottles up all them emotions up somewhere, which may cause cancer in the long run.
But for now, having a smoke just makes life, not so bad.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32530991


Actually it does not cause cancer: Thread: The anti-smoking conspircy
[link to www.sott.net]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33140483


Bullshit ...3 out of 5 of my mum's heavy smoking family..lung cancer, emphysema and heart attack....go figure. The anecdotal evidence and the confirmed stats are beyond questioning, beats me who is putting you up to this..I hope they pay well!!!

bsflag
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You obviously didn't read the article closely.
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So many of the things we've been told are not good for us, actually are.
So many of the things we've been told are good for us, are not.

For example- Vitamin D deficiency has been positively linked to the development of cancers, and yet sunscreen is promoted- pushed- sunlight itself has been demonised.

And the treatment/ answer for cancer is to poison, cook, and slice. (chemo, rdiation, operation), and yes- treatment, not cure.

Every natural thing on this earth is there to support life in some way- yet we've been led to believe otherwise.

Good post OP. High time some truths are surfacing.
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Short term nicotine use may have its benefits but long term use can be detrimental to your health, just like anything.
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Short term nicotine use may have its benefits but long term use can be detrimental to your health, just like anything.
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Everything in moderation.

Know yourself, tailor to what best works for you.
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I'd say it has definitely helped me through my PTSD throughout the earthquake/nuclear crisis here. I chain smoked for 2 weeks after that all happened. It kept me from losing my shit while watching Fukushima blow it's top and during the constant dizzying aftershocks.
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PTSD from different sources, here, but smoking helped me, as well.

Interesting research, OP!
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Smoking is not a virus but here they are talking about an anti-smoking vaccine:

Professor Ronald Crystal of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York said:
The new vaccine contains a harmless virus that has been engineered to carry the genetic information to make anti-nicotine antibodies.
[link to www.couriermail.com.au]

anti-nicotine antibodies??? It's unbelivable how low can get such whorified doctors!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33192384


The truth is that the anti-smoking vaccine targets VMAT2 gene, called the God gene.

Geneticist Dean Hamer has suggested that the VMAT2 gene correlates with spirituality using data from a smoking survey, which included questions intended to measure "self-transcendence". Hamer performed the spirituality study on the side, independently of the National Cancer Institute smoking study. His findings were published in the mass-market book The God Gene: How Faith Is Hard-Wired Into Our Genes.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Pentagon Video from 4-13-2005: Flu Vaccine against religious behaviour by inhibiting VMAT2 gene
> [link to www.youtube.com]

They want to create godless sheeple devoid of any spirituality.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33192384


The proof that smoking upregulates VMAT2:

Mice were injected with nicotine free base 2mg/kg, sc, four times daily for 14 days and killed 12-72h after drug discontinuation. VMAT2 protein was increased in the striatum of nicotine-treated mice in a time-dependent fashion at all times studied. Furthermore, in situ hybridization studies demonstrated that VMAT2 mRNA was elevated in the substantia nigra pars compacta and ventral tegmental area, indicating enhanced gene expression and subsequent protein synthesis.
[link to europepmc.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33192384


Here's some info of saints that used tobacco that most likely contributed to the activation of the God gene (VMAT2) by nicotine.

Holy Smokers
Venerable Marie Thérèse de Lamourous, having been shown the mantle of St. Teresa of Avila in the Carmelite convent in Paris, was allowed to put it on:
“I kissed it; I pressed it upon me,” she wrote, “I remarked everything, even the little stains, which seemed to be of Spanish snuff.”
Tobacco use became an issue during the beatification investigations of Joseph of Cupertino, John Bosco, and Philip Neri. With the first two, the devil’s advocates argued that heroic virtue did not apply because they used tobacco.
Joseph’s advocate argued, based on interviews with Joseph during his life, that his smoking was an aid to his holiness, helping him stay up at night for his devotions and extend his fasting. In the case of Philip Neri, the examination of his corpse during the investigation showed that the soft tissues
of his nose had gone and so his body was not incorruptible. It was suggested that this was due to his heavy use of snuff. But these were weak arguments against their saintliness.
Bernadette Soubirous had childhood asthma and her physician prescribed snuff for it (her snuff box is on display at Lourdes, right). When she was sixteen, in school, she later remembered, “One Sister was shocked when I started everybody sneezing by passing snuff around while she droned away in French.” After she had entered the convent later in life, “She produced her snuff box at recreation one day, to the great scandal of a Sister.
She cried out: ‘Oh, Sister Marie-Bernard, you will never be canonized.’ ‘Why not?’ asked the ‘snuffer.’
‘Because you snuff. That bad habit almost disqualified St. Vincent de Paul.’ ‘And you, Sister Chantal,’ twinkled Sister Marie-Bernard in reply, ‘you are going to be canonized because you
don’t indulge.’”
St. John Vianney took snuff, often during his hours-long sessions hearing confessions. Padre Pio kept his snuff in a little pocket of his habit, and passed snuff around to his visitors. A biographer wrote that, “One evening, during a conference with oncologists, in the midst of a report on
cancer research, Padre Pio turned to one of the men and asked, ‘Do you smoke?’ When the man replied in the affirmative, Pio, pointing his finger censoriously, chided, ‘That’s very bad,’ then, with almost the same breath, turned to another doctor and asked, ‘Have you got any snuff?’”
[link to www.catholicworldreport.com]

At Catholicism Pure, Fr Cumanus tells us that St Teresa of Avila, St Alphonsus Liguori and St John Vianney (the Cure d’Ars) took snuff, which was ‘the appropriate form of tobacco consumption for distinguished ecclesiastics’.
[link to churchmousec.wordpress.com]
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Some devotees of Padre Pio have smelled a pleasant fragrance, roses, wild flowers or a cigar smoke scent. They believe this indicates his presence, a warning or a message of some kind.
[link to www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com]
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Notice how in a lot of recent Hollywood movies smoking is made popular again. For a long time, you would rarely see an actor smoke on the mainstream screen, now it sort of comes back.

I know people who died of lung cancer and never touched a cigarette in their entire life as well as people who smoked their entire life and died of old age. I for one don't worry or wonder about all this anymore, I enjoy a casual cigarette and even some cannabis every once in a while.

I think there's a difference though between normal and natural tobacco, as its mostly all the additives in the industry tobacco that harm the body.
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The ensemble of studies to date suggest that under certain conditions nicotine can act as an anxiolytic and an antidepressant, but that following chronic use, adaptations to nicotine can occur resulting in increased anxiety and depression following withdrawal.
[link to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Psychiatric research has documented that enhanced noradrenergic postsynaptic responsiveness in the neuronal pathway (brain circuit) that originates in the locus coeruleus and end in the basolateral nucleus of the amygdala is a major factor in the pathophysiology of most stress-induced fear-circuitry disorders and especially in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The LC neurons are probably the origin of the first or second “leg” of the "PTSD circuit." An important 2005 study of deceased American army veterans from World War II, was shown combat-related PTSD to be associated with a postmortem diminished number of neurons in the locus coeruleus (LC) on the right side of the brain.
The locus coeruleus may figure in clinical depression, panic disorder, and anxiety.
The locus coeruleus is activated by stress, and will respond by increasing norepinephrine secretion, which in turn will alter cognitive function.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Systematically administered nicotine in low doses increases the firing rate of rat locus coeruleus (LC) neurons. In the present study, this action of nicotine was found to be prevented by pretreatment with kynurenic acid (1 μmol; i.c.v.).
[link to www.sciencedirect.com]

Contrary to a widely accepted theory, increased activity of locus coeruleus (LC) neurons does not appear to potentiate anxiety; instead, the influence of LC activity may be opposite to this.
[link to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Previous electrophysiological experiments have shown that the marked but short-lasting excitation of locus coeruleus (LC) neurons seen after systemic administration of low doses of nicotine is of a peripheral origin. In addition, nicotine induces a weak but more long-lasting activation of LC neurons which is preferentially observed following administration of high doses of the drug.
[link to link.springer.com]
 Quoting: Mister Y 33140483


Funny you should submit this now. Only yesterday I passed the small group of outcasts who smoke outside my high-tech company at a special "smoking station". I smoked 40 years ago as a young adult and I"m glad I quit. But on the other hand, I still recall nicotine's powerful anti-anxiety properties and given the way modern life is, if I smoked now I probably would not be able to function without it. And I'd probably be a calmer more relaxed person than I am. But on the other hand I might be dead so ... life is a trade off.
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Everything in moderation.

Know yourself, tailor to what best works for you.
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This.
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Smoking is not a virus but here they are talking about an anti-smoking vaccine:

Professor Ronald Crystal of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York said:
The new vaccine contains a harmless virus that has been engineered to carry the genetic information to make anti-nicotine antibodies.
[link to www.couriermail.com.au]

anti-nicotine antibodies??? It's unbelivable how low can get such whorified doctors!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33192384


Oh. My. God.

If they have their way, people will soon become walking chemical cocktails.

I do so hope people wake up to the inanity of a vaccine for everything, and blind trust in "scientific research" that is anything but.
berniemom2012
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The ensemble of studies to date suggest that under certain conditions nicotine can act as an anxiolytic and an antidepressant, but that following chronic use, adaptations to nicotine can occur resulting in increased anxiety and depression following withdrawal.
[link to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Psychiatric research has documented that enhanced noradrenergic postsynaptic responsiveness in the neuronal pathway (brain circuit) that originates in the locus coeruleus and end in the basolateral nucleus of the amygdala is a major factor in the pathophysiology of most stress-induced fear-circuitry disorders and especially in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The LC neurons are probably the origin of the first or second “leg” of the "PTSD circuit." An important 2005 study of deceased American army veterans from World War II, was shown combat-related PTSD to be associated with a postmortem diminished number of neurons in the locus coeruleus (LC) on the right side of the brain.
The locus coeruleus may figure in clinical depression, panic disorder, and anxiety.
The locus coeruleus is activated by stress, and will respond by increasing norepinephrine secretion, which in turn will alter cognitive function.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Systematically administered nicotine in low doses increases the firing rate of rat locus coeruleus (LC) neurons. In the present study, this action of nicotine was found to be prevented by pretreatment with kynurenic acid (1 μmol; i.c.v.).
[link to www.sciencedirect.com]

Contrary to a widely accepted theory, increased activity of locus coeruleus (LC) neurons does not appear to potentiate anxiety; instead, the influence of LC activity may be opposite to this.
[link to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Previous electrophysiological experiments have shown that the marked but short-lasting excitation of locus coeruleus (LC) neurons seen after systemic administration of low doses of nicotine is of a peripheral origin. In addition, nicotine induces a weak but more long-lasting activation of LC neurons which is preferentially observed following administration of high doses of the drug.
[link to link.springer.com]
 Quoting: Mister Y 33140483


Here's a thought! People trying to smoke get these patches that deliver, if I"m not mistaken, low doses of nicotine.

How about you or I using the patches? Would we get nicotine's beneficial effects without the risk of inhaling toxic smoke?

If so, can someone share with us all the bad aspectrs of nicotine when not obtained via tobacco?
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The ensemble of studies to date suggest that under certain conditions nicotine can act as an anxiolytic and an antidepressant, but that following chronic use, adaptations to nicotine can occur resulting in increased anxiety and depression following withdrawal.
[link to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Psychiatric research has documented that enhanced noradrenergic postsynaptic responsiveness in the neuronal pathway (brain circuit) that originates in the locus coeruleus and end in the basolateral nucleus of the amygdala is a major factor in the pathophysiology of most stress-induced fear-circuitry disorders and especially in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The LC neurons are probably the origin of the first or second “leg” of the "PTSD circuit." An important 2005 study of deceased American army veterans from World War II, was shown combat-related PTSD to be associated with a postmortem diminished number of neurons in the locus coeruleus (LC) on the right side of the brain.
The locus coeruleus may figure in clinical depression, panic disorder, and anxiety.
The locus coeruleus is activated by stress, and will respond by increasing norepinephrine secretion, which in turn will alter cognitive function.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Systematically administered nicotine in low doses increases the firing rate of rat locus coeruleus (LC) neurons. In the present study, this action of nicotine was found to be prevented by pretreatment with kynurenic acid (1 μmol; i.c.v.).
[link to www.sciencedirect.com]

Contrary to a widely accepted theory, increased activity of locus coeruleus (LC) neurons does not appear to potentiate anxiety; instead, the influence of LC activity may be opposite to this.
[link to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Previous electrophysiological experiments have shown that the marked but short-lasting excitation of locus coeruleus (LC) neurons seen after systemic administration of low doses of nicotine is of a peripheral origin. In addition, nicotine induces a weak but more long-lasting activation of LC neurons which is preferentially observed following administration of high doses of the drug.
[link to link.springer.com]
 Quoting: Mister Y 33140483


Here's a thought! People trying to smoke get these patches that deliver, if I"m not mistaken, low doses of nicotine.

How about you or I using the patches? Would we get nicotine's beneficial effects without the risk of inhaling toxic smoke?

If so, can someone share with us all the bad aspectrs of nicotine when not obtained via tobacco?
 Quoting: berniemom2012


Cripes ... "trying to smoke" should be "trying to quit smoking"
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Notice how in a lot of recent Hollywood movies smoking is made popular again. For a long time, you would rarely see an actor smoke on the mainstream screen, now it sort of comes back.

I know people who died of lung cancer and never touched a cigarette in their entire life as well as people who smoked their entire life and died of old age. I for one don't worry or wonder about all this anymore, I enjoy a casual cigarette and even some cannabis every once in a while.

I think there's a difference though between normal and natural tobacco, as its mostly all the additives in the industry tobacco that harm the body.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33197930


I have noticed! Interesting.

And yes, agree- the additives/ chemicals. So many natural things ruined/ corrupted in this way.
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Well hell son, I could have told you that. ;)
sure it bottles up all them emotions up somewhere, which may cause cancer in the long run.
But for now, having a smoke just makes life, not so bad.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32530991


Actually it does not cause cancer: Thread: The anti-smoking conspircy
[link to www.sott.net]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33140483


correlation and causation.............. i think 450k dead a year that smoke cigs is more than enough to prove that smoking cigs will likely result in cancer
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Well hell son, I could have told you that. ;)
sure it bottles up all them emotions up somewhere, which may cause cancer in the long run.
But for now, having a smoke just makes life, not so bad.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32530991


Actually it does not cause cancer: Thread: The anti-smoking conspircy
[link to www.sott.net]
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less smoking does not necessarily mean less cancer, that post means nothing
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I have observed for some time that people who smoke are in general far less susceptible to mind control. This of course could be due in part to a lowered fear response.

I have also observed that abuse of prescription opoid pain killers appears to counter these effects to some extent.
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The way I feel...

Experienced both.

Great thread
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Actually it does not cause cancer: Thread: The anti-smoking conspircy
[link to www.sott.net]
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Bullshit ...3 out of 5 of my mum's heavy smoking family..lung cancer, emphysema and heart attack....go figure. The anecdotal evidence and the confirmed stats are beyond questioning, beats me who is putting you up to this..I hope they pay well!!!

bsflag
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"the confirmed stats are beyond questioning" indeed! Unfortunatelly you are talking about things that you have never seen and researched! If you would have bothered to check this Thread: The anti-smoking conspircy you would have seen medical statistics showing inverse correlations between lung cancer rates and smoking rates in many countries.
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The sooner the smoking of tobacco ends the better off the world will be. I am talking about the blood of my family..three good people dead before their time because of the tobacco industry.

The smoking/lung cancer correlation is at stronger than the link between asbestos and mesothelioma.

So in relation to your position I say again:

bsflag
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It's not the nicotine...it's the 1000s of chemicals the major manufacturers add to their smokes...
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This is very true.:smoke2222::smoke2222:
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Yeah, you can be very relax while dying of lunge cancer !!

wtftounge
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Prescriptions for cigs?

A way for the medical industry to make their buck...since the government is already getting their share off the smokers?
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This is very true.:smoke2222::smoke2222:
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Yeah, you can be very relax while dying of lunge cancer !!

wtftounge
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Here's some usefull reading for clueless sheeple like you:

Detection of oncogenic viruses SV40, BKV, JCV, HCMV, HPV and p53 codon 72 polymorphism in lung carcinoma.
Of all possible combinations of virus co-detection, only SV40-HCMV association was statistically significant (OR=5.500, 95%CI 1.43-21.02; p=0.015). Taken the known mechanisms of these individual viruses, there is a chance that these viruses could affect cell cycle control and inhibit apoptosis, thus potentially causing genetic instability and promote oncogenesis.
[link to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

SV40 is an abbreviation for Simian vacuolating virus 40 or Simian virus 40, a polyomavirus that is found in both monkeys and humans. Like other polyomaviruses, SV40 is a DNA virus that has the potential to cause tumors, but most often persists as a latent infection.
SV40 became a highly controversial subject after it was revealed that millions were exposed to the virus after receiving a contaminated polio vaccine.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

If reading is too demanding for you, you still can listen to Dr. Trent, from 0:23
The Exploding Autoimmune Epidemic - Dr. Tent
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Nicotine appears to work the exact opposite of fluoride

Chronic fluoride toxicity decreases the number of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in rat brain
[link to www.sciencedirect.com]

Chronic exposure to nicotine has been reported to increase the number of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) in brain.
[link to molpharm.aspetjournals.org]
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The rat pineal gland contains a high density of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs).

[link to molpharm.aspetjournals.org]
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Bullshit ...3 out of 5 of my mum's heavy smoking family..lung cancer, emphysema and heart attack....go figure. The anecdotal evidence and the confirmed stats are beyond questioning, beats me who is putting you up to this..I hope they pay well!!!

bsflag
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9574931


"the confirmed stats are beyond questioning" indeed! Unfortunatelly you are talking about things that you have never seen and researched! If you would have bothered to check this Thread: The anti-smoking conspircy you would have seen medical statistics showing inverse correlations between lung cancer rates and smoking rates in many countries.
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The sooner the smoking of tobacco ends the better off the world will be. I am talking about the blood of my family..three good people dead before their time because of the tobacco industry.

The smoking/lung cancer correlation is at stronger than the link between asbestos and mesothelioma.

So in relation to your position I say again:

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9574931


It's not the nicotine...it's the 1000s of chemicals the major manufacturers add to their smokes...
 Quoting: littlemiracles


About the 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes:
One day, I decided to find the web site and start looking up each and every one of these chemicals. Well, I got through the D's, alphabetically. That took almost 3 hours, and I reached my limit. So how many people actually do this, and what can you learn from it? As you can imagine, it took a long time to do a search on each chemical, to see what it was, how it was used, and in what other products it was used.

Well, you may think you are doing a great thing by not smoking. But if you do the above exercise, you will find out that the same chemicals in cigarettes are also the same chemicals and preservatives and additives you will find in your processed food, hair and personal care products, cleaning products, and everything else our wonderful corporations manufacture to make our lives more pleasant.

So next time you are saying to a smoker "Did you know there are over 4,000 chemicals in that cancer stick you are smoking?", do a little research before hand and find out whether you are being the pot calling the kettle black. You are likely just as guilty of consuming those same 4,000 chemicals, without knowing it.

We are given so little real information or facts, just headlines and propagandas that we believe whatever authorities and the media tells us, without doing any research. This whole cigarette thing has gone in 360-degree circles over the past 100 years, from doctors advocating it, to society demonizing it. Don't you think maybe there is more to the story?

Personally, anytime the FDA or CDC or WHO says something is bad for you, I tend to think it is probably good, and vice versa. Raw Milk: Bad! Pasteurized Milk: Good! Eggs: Bad! No, wait, eggs good! Wheat: Good! No, wait, wheat bad!

Keep believing what they shovel at you and keep being jerked around, or start thinking for yourself and really researching. But recognize that most studies nowadays are just shams, just propaganda. You really have to dig, because search engines will filter results, and list mostly what authorities and officials want people to believe. You will need to re-word your query many, many times to start getting articles of true facts rather than propaganda.

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