I'm so so so pissed. As in angry. Not drunk.
I don't know what's wrong with my IE now, but when I want to go to a website sometimes it just gives me that 'page cannot be found' error and some funny address in the url place, like res://shoc blablabla... i dunno. It's just irritating. And when I try to click on certain links, it doesn't go to the link! I can't read any of my comments... does anyone know how to fix this?
And you know, if I use Ad-Aware, my Kazaa will then not work at all. What a dilemma. I'm sending my laptop in for a complete overhaul after all my assignments are in. So I might be missing for a bit next week.
Here are some useful facts for you people out there. Fellow mates in Henry's class will have read about this already, but this is so important that I really have to put this here for the benefit of the others.
You may think you know this already, but trust me, it's more serious than you thought. TRUST ME. Read on.
What is Secondhand Smoke?
How SHS affects people
- Tobacco smoke directly damages the lining of the lining of the arteries.
- It reduces the capacity of the blood to carry oxygen to the tissues.
- It increases the stickiness of the blood
- The best part is that the same thing is happening to the bodies of people who inhale second-hand smoke.
- Cancer-causing chemicals in cigarette smoke pass from mother to unborn baby through the bloodstream, whether the mother smokes or not.
- Babies of smokers have much higher levels of the chemicals
- The compounds can cause genetic damage and may be a prelude to childhood leukemia and other cancers
- lung and skin cancer
- bladder cancer
- liver cancer
- All three substances attach themselves to hemoglobin, the Oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells. The carcinogens continue to circulate through the babies' blood for the life of the red cells -- about four months.
The Dangers of Second Hand Smoke!
- direct health threat to people who already have heart and lung diseases.
- Increases the risk of serious lung disease during the first two years of a child's life.
Did You Know?
- Nonsmokers who live with smokers are more likely to develop lung cancer than other nonsmoking adults.
- If you have asthma, secondhand smoke can make your breathing problems worse.
- Young children are especially sensitive to secondhand smoke.
- A baby who lives in a home where one or both parents smoke is more likely to have lung disease serious enough to need treatment in a hospital during the first two years of life.
- Children exposed to secondhand smoke in the home are more likely to cough and wheeze and to have middle ear problems.
- increased risk of lung infections, such as asthma, bronchitis, and allergies and ear infections
- ear infections, sinus problems, heart disease, strokes, nose, eye and throat irritation, nausea, dizziness and headache.
- If you live with a smoker, you have a 30% increased chance of getting lung cancer or having a heart attack.
Smoking and Impotence
- Impotence, or penile erectile dysfuntion, is the repeated inability to have or maintain an erection.
- Smoking is related to an abnormal decline of blood pressure in the penis.
- Smoking leads to artery damage where plaques form on their inner lining, slowing the flow of blood to the penis.
- Nicotine causes the constriction of blood vessels. This means that blood supply to the penis will be further compromised in a man who smokes
- Full or partial recovery of erectile function is possible by quitting smoking. Men who lose their erections before orgasm have completely reversed this situation by quitting smoking.
Smoking and Male Fertility
- Reduces sperm density and motility compared with that of non-smokers, increasing the risk of infertility.
- May also result in more couples having baby girls than boys, suggesting that sperm cells carrying the Y chromosome are more vulnerable to cigarette smoke toxins.
So guys please check out some health websites for symptoms if you do live in a smoking environment. I'd like to do my bit to help people protect themselves.The information above was gathered and summarised from a variety of great sources :
- http://www.smoke-free.ca/Second-Hand-Smoke/health_kids.htm <-- this is the most important