Re: a health dilemma.

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Jan 21 2002 - 20:39:59 MST

Samantha Atkins wrote:

> animated silicon love doll wrote:
> > i've been smoking off and on since i was about fifteen (four years, or so). about two thirds
> > of that time i've smoked cloves. i want, and need, to quit. i don't have much faith in
> > patches or gum; if nicotine is more addictive than heroin, like they tell us, then a gradual
> Simply quit. Unlike with heroin, there are no "jones" strong
> enough to kill you. ...

Hmmm, "jones". Ive never cared for that terminology. {8^D

Cryonics does add some weirdness to the equation. One of the things
that smoking does is to increase one's chances of cancer. If one is a
hardcore believer in cryonics (Im not. softcore believer maybe) then
cancer is one of your best chances of getting out of this life alive. The
reasoning is that if you get one of the bad uncurable cancers, such as
of the lung, then you have plenty of advance notice of your own demise,
and are more likely to make the appropriate arrangements and be
down in Phoenix when your time comes. {Unlike me, who is more
likely to perish in an unrecoverable manner in a smoldering heap
of aluminum in some distant place.}

Then of course there is the possibility that nanosanta will come
along and fix the damage. And if Eliezer is right, the Singularity
will come along before the now-young will accumulate very much

Note that I am not (way not) suggesting that Animated keep
smoking, far from it. But I would not be surprised that in 20
years we are enough closer to nanosanta/singularity/cryonic
reanimation that we stop running all the antitobacco ads. spike

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