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  1. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Doctors have to face patients that smoke cigarettes every day. There are a list of options to select as Plans to get someone to Quit. As we all know, it is an addiction that is real, and there are no easy answers that 'fit' all at once.

    It is individual.

    One of my greatest loves is inspiring our youth. I have given motivational talks to high schools, boarding houses, and such - and I love it so much!

    What I see here as a physician with my own specific background, is an option for young adults that may allow them to live long enough to see their grandchildren. And actually get up and dance.....

    So it may rub many beez the wrong way, but this is real life and I'm used to it...so the potential benefit of saving a young adult from lung cancer outweighs the risks of putting myself out here to other Beez....

    ....some of whom need to Quit Smoking, or know someone who does. Take it or leave it. If it's not for you, then buzz along to another hive and I'll see your tail wings buzzing behindya....because that's what beez do when they don't like the pollen. They don't sit and complain, or fight, or curse.

    They simply go on, take note, and go find another course. On another garden. It is all okay.

    Let a Bee be a Bee who has to Bee who she is.
    You get what you see.
    I shall be "me."
    Thank you. Bzzzz!

    P.S. Could you please scoot over?
    I need to spread my wings even more....
    Whew! I can breathe!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD


    Leckey Harrison
    30/07/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    I used to smoke a pipe, albeit rather rarely. I'd smoke for about a year, then lay it down for a decade. Then for a year or so, then lay it down for a decade. Since my twenties, with a decade or two missing in there.
    Brian McKenzie
    30/07/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    When I was 5, my grand father let me puff and drag on his cigar......I puked - haven't touch the smoke since, even the smell of cigsrs and cigarettes does a number to my stomach.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    30/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Let's focus on our young adults, who have a chance to get out of this nicotine dance. Yes, ;-)....we shall. Because if one person gets saved, it's still.....one.....life.
  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.



    Don't say that no one told you so.
    Just don't.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD


    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.