Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Get a dog and quit smoking

I have asthma--so I already knew this but anyway..take note cancer stick freaks!
I'm glad dad doesn't smoke because that stuff just stanks and I wouldn't want to get this close to him if he were a smoker. Licking a smokers lips is like sticking your nose in a ashtray.

Anyway--the LA Times agrees with me but what's more is that they think I'm considered a cure for cancer.

Quitting smoking is tough. But if smokers won't do it for their own good, or the benefit of family members, some may do it for their pets, say the authors of a study published today in the journal Tobacco Control.

Secondhand smoke is as dangerous for pets as it is for the non-smoking people who live with smokers. Non-smokers who live with smokers have to worry about the risk of lung cancer and respiratory diseases. But even dogs and cats exposed to secondhand smoke have an increased risk of lung cancer, allergies, eye and skin diseases and respiratory problems. Few smokers realize the health impact on their pets, however, said the authors of the study.

The researchers, from the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, conducted an online survey of 3,300 people, 1 in 5 of whom were smokers and 1 in 4 of whom lived with a smoker. More than one-quarter of the smokers said that knowing that smoking was bad for their pets would motivate them to give it up.

Read more here

So now us dogs can help people quit smoking too--is there anything we can't do?

Also you should know that cigarettes are toxic for us dogs to eat--eating only one to five cigarettes could cause death--so smokers now have a second reason to quit for their pets.

Besides --cigarettes are smelly. When I have an oral fixation I just lick my balls.

No comments: