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Health: Quit Smoking

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Cigarette smoking is on the rise, worldwide. Let's talk about it so that Teens & Youth Survive. WIthout it.
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  1. Max Carter

    Max Carter

    12/08/2016
    Max Carter
    BREAKING: Outrage Follows DEA Refusal to Reschedule Cannabis
    www.leafly.com “Marijuana has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States," the DEA said in its...
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    Randy Keho
    13/08/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    #2 And they wonder why Trump is so popular. The only way Congress would change the scheduling is if it gets them re-election votes.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    We had this discussion before and the scientist and anesthesiologist in me states that yes. Medical Marijuana has proven uses, and the NIH and private sector need to "upgrade" to higher standards that all researchers use. No surprise on the DEA - nor the FDA for that matter. Great News Share - feel free to ping me on public news matters, my friend. Love to keep updated & my friends like that, too! Pinned, Tweeted, Shared all about! Thanks~
  2. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Smoking cigarettes is on the rise, world-wide. International groups are meeting to discuss and come up with solutions. Most cigarette smokers are middle-low income, many underserved. The price of one pack of cigarettes is $15 in health care for future illness.

    As a doctor, C'mon.... what else would I say? Talk to your own doctor about QUITTING those cigarettes. And teens and our youth: don't forget that you want to live long enough to run with your grandbabies.....

    ...instead of having them watch you die in a nursing home. THAT is reality. My professional opinion, and I'm sticking to it. Why? Because that's what the dying patients TOLD ME to tell YOU. So, I'm doing it.

    Here's more info, along with a pic of your body and what cigarettes do to it. Go look. You smoke, so go look. It's not just in a book, and it's not just in your lungs.

    Go.

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/focus-on-mike-karris-and-smoking-vitamins

    Don't say that no one told you so.
    Just don't.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
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    Brian McKenzie
    30/07/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 Kraft foods is owned by RJ Renyolds - the Tabacco giant, they have diversified from one addiction to another.....and their profits in the FMCG Sector are quite brisk.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    30/07/2016 #1 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Tobacco companies have seen their market dwindled in North America. Now they are focusing on other nations around the world especially poorer countries.
  3. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Focus on: Mike Karris and 'Smoking Vitamins'
    Focus on: Mike Karris and 'Smoking Vitamins'/ Dr Margaret Aranda /   It is the rare person indeed who acquires the proper seed to consume all the garden and food varieties to gain multi-vitamin proprieties per day. Well, the second matter is that frankly, 'healthy' and 'smoking cigarettes'...
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    Max Carter
    31/07/2016 #15 Max Carter
    #14 I live in a marijuana growing mecca in Northern California. The dispensaries in southern California and other places often come here to buy their stock.

    It all depends on the grower however most growers agree to get higher yield with a better high for lack of a better term, you need to avoid chemicals at all costs it screws with the flavor and the effect. You can even get snobbier about it with the difference between outdoor and indoor. Organic outdoor just tastes better.

    You can never replace or imrpove what mother nature perfected no matter how hard we might try.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 Well, how about that? #12 And @Max Carter brings up a very good-related matter. I've worked in the Clinic writing 'ok's ' for medical marijuana, and I've visited (but I 👀didn't inhale👀 yeah, that's the ticket!) the dispensing shops... I've talked to the growers. Yes, Max, sativa or indigo, the truly perfect manner to dispense medical marijuana is to get the correct ratios of each type of ingredient. And the growers are Joe Smith in his garage down the street with a license to grow in the State of California. So do they use pesticides? Who knows what's in it, really. Great point!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, that makes you the one person we just helped, and it's further validation that "culture change," and sticking my nose out in the green can still (thank God) be a good thing. I've found that if I just follow my heart and don't listen to chatter, I say what I think is right. What others POOF! (pun intended), it just doesn't matter. I'm holding the cold, dead hand that I don't want to hold any longer. It HAD to be death by lung cancer at retirement with a 501K in 1985 (oh, and I remember when Retirement Age was 55)...but it just doesn't have to be that way, and I'm so happy that you told me it was helpful to you. Now, I can sleep. God Bless You.
    Max Carter
    30/07/2016 #12 Max Carter
    The other thing people need to take into consideration is you don't just get some weed.

    Why are you smoking it?

    What strain is best for that?

    I smoke medicinally. Sine I can't get the strain I need I have had to improvise and figure out my dose based on the strain I can get.

    The main reason I still use tobacco is because growers typically don't grow the strain that works for me for my day to day. It is a lower producing plant.

    Until the growers take real responsibility for growing medicine and providing education on why what strain should be smoked and why, it becomes the stoner party that all the squares are scared of.
    Randy Keho
    30/07/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    Ask and you shall receive. The controversial governor of Illinois just signed a bill decriminalizing marijuana. It took effect immediately. Small amounts, up to 10 grams, are now akin to a traffic ticket. Who thought the first agreement between republicans and democrats, at odds forever and a day in Illinois, would be in regard to marijuana? @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/07/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #1 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, thank you for the tip on VitaCig. I quite smoking 6 years ago but I vape (no nicotine), I will definitely look into this!!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    30/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 I think you'd make an awesome cat! How about a white-striped tiger that is completely still in the jungle (would never put you in a zoo, my friend!)...!BAM! So cool!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 #7 "Trust me. I'm a doctor." Yes, eggs were bad, and then oopsies ...now they're good and then whoopsies ...only 2 yolks a week for adults and stick to egg-white omelettes. With spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, flax seed, chia seed (ground), and a sprinkle of tumeric (i.e., immunonutrition). Will give you my background thinking in another Buzz, to incorporate Randy's ideas more fully also. We're jam packed with too much honey! Love the Buzzing👌!
    Randy Keho
    29/07/2016 #7 Randy Keho
    #5 Once, again, you've sparked my curiosity, good thing I'm not a cat. I've smoked cigs for 28 years. I got a late start, I was 40. I smoked cigars on and off before that, and, perhaps, a bit too much weed before that. After watching people smoke those vap-thingies, as @Gerald Hecht would say, I just couldn't help but think, someday, they'll tell us that they're gonna kill us, too. Just like those energy drinks kids drink like pop (soda for our southern friends) these days. I asked a vap-thingie smoker just the other day how much that gizmo cost to start with. He said his was more than $200. WTF. If second-hand vap was bad for me, I'd be dead already. This guys blows smoke like he's a pile of leaves on fire. The veg-thingie sounds neat, but I think I'll hold off until they legalize recreational pot smoking in Illinois. It should be soon. The state's worse off than Puerto Rico. It needs the cash and, you know what they say, follow the money.
    Charles David Upchurch
    29/07/2016 #6 Charles David Upchurch
    #5 Fair enough. I'll attempt to deconstruct that, but it will take me some time. Please know that I am Pro- (and not Anti-) almost everything else good in the world. Pro-peace. Pro-health. Pro-mental health. There are just a few things where I am still "Anti" and smoking is one of them. Bless your heart and hands, dear lady.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Sorry, too, as Anti-Thinking won't let me break through to allow you to get it, my friend.
    Charles David Upchurch
    29/07/2016 #3 Charles David Upchurch
    Sorry, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. I guess my anti-smoking and anti-vaping prejudices are interfering with my brain's ability to process how "inhaling" vitamins could possibly be a good thing. Nice attempt, but I still don't get it. ~ CDU
    debasish majumder
    29/07/2016 #2 debasish majumder
    Thank you very much madam @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for sharing such lovely informative post.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Bringing you a product that is not "new" but is constantly fluid in its development. Catering to the health-conscious youth who also smoke cigarettes, the "VitaCig" is here to puff away through a vaporizor that also delivers several Vitamins, and Co-enzyme Q. Great fractal & thought-provoking genre here; thought you should know. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Brian McKenzie, @Gerald Hecht, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Dr. Kristina Nelson, @debasish majumder, @Anees Zaidi, @Ali Anani and more!
  4. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    As a doctor, I cannot falter by forgetting to say, "I'm nudging you on to be better by not smoking." Because I've done the dance with too many people that are no longer here. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    30/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 And those pets and children, too....there is NO safe level of second-hand smoke. So smokers, Step Outside. Nothing else to do. But Talk to your Doctor and don't falter to QUIT!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    29/07/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ugh...even after knowing the risks of smoking cigarettes how strangely people stick on to their dirty habits and make their nostrils little chimneys and spoil their lungs with countless chemicals.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Heart disease is the #1 killer of United States citizens. If only we could change our habits. You know what? You can!