Friday, December 11, 2009

MYTH - FACT - FILTERED/UNFILTERED



Myth

Filtered cigarettes are less
dangerous than unfiltered ones.


Fact

The opposite would be the case: people who prefer filtered cigarettes are in danger of dying two to almost four years earlier than smokers of filterless cigarettes. Filters prevent the dilution of the smoke by oxygen so that the bloodstream builds up higher levels of carbon monoxide, in the form of carboxyhemoglobin. One of the effects is greater damage to the cardiovascular system, with the danger of strokes and heart attacks. Approximately 50 percent of deaths studied resulted from heart attacks and about 20 percent from cancer.

5 comments:

Ramon said...

Very good reminder to chain smokers! Do you smoke?

Per said...

Filtered or unfiltered they are the same. Bad for your health!

Bay Martin said...

@ Ramon,

As if you don't know me at all, Mon! Tadyakan kaya kita. Did you ever see me smoke! We have been friends for so long ... sapakin kaya kita ja ja ja!!!

Bay Martin said...

@ Per,

You are 101% correct, Per. Whether filtered or unfiltered, bad pa rin talaga!

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