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Why Smoking is Good for You

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Why Smoking is Good for You

Smoking is good for in many ways including making you live longer. Although most text books and "experts" say that smoking is bad for you, there are also many other people who disagree and say it has many curing properties. For example, a person with bronchitis from childhood accompanied by marked wheezing wads told by doctors not to smoke. He was then told by an old country doctor that he used to be like him until he took up the pipe. Then he tried smoking and it reduced his bronchitis by far and reduced his cough. He claims that he is sure he would be dead long ago if he hadn't of taken up smoking. In the old days smoking was prescribed to patients who had asthma but now it has gone out of fashion. More allergies are developed in non-smokers or people who give up smoking than smokers. Many severe bronchitis patients find that their first cigarette of the day clears their lungs and get rid of all their sputum for the next few hours. The nicotine relaxes the muscles in the bronchial walls keeping them at the right tension. It

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