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Too many friends of mine have died from smoking related diseases. It must be.
Secondhand smoke is entirely lethal to some people. My parents smoked 5 packs each per day (1 carton daily total) and rarely opened any windows. The smoke and its chemicals paralyzed the cilia in my lungs so that I contracted pneumonia on both sides twice, at ages 7 and 16. I also suffered a new cold infection every three weeks from childhood until I left for college.
I am an ex smoker of three months. I smoked for 23 years. And the last 8 years I smoked two packs a day. My health and that of my husband started to decline. I know if I wouldn't have stopped, it would have killed me with copd. Smoking contributed to my mother and sister's deaths. I think smoking should be made illegal and against the law to subject non smokers to all the poison.
I think the number of deaths related to smoking is skewed because virtually every natural death of a smoker becomes "smoking related." It's as if all smokers who have died would still be alive if only they didn't smoke.
That said, there is too much evidence that smoking is a major contributor of health problems and premature death to contend that smoking is safe.
Life is lethal. Smoking likely brings the end sooner for many who partake in it.
Guess you are too young to remember big lawsuits against the tobacco companies and they lost billions - having to pay states for health care costs but also individual claimants.
So the answer definitely, no doubt, absolutely, yes, smoking is really lethal.
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