March 22, 2006

IF THEY CARED ABOUT SUCH THINGS THEY WOULDN'T SMOKE IN THE FIRST PLACE:

Smoking can seriously affect your potency (Nicole Martin, 23/03/2006, Daily Telegraph)

Men who smoke a packet of cigarettes a day are 40 per cent more likely to become impotent than non-smokers, a study has shown.

Researchers questioned more than 8,000 Australian men aged between 16 and 59 and found that almost one in 10 had problems maintaining an erection.

Of those interviewed, more than a quarter were smokers, with a fifth smoking 20 or fewer cigarettes a day, and one in 16 smoking more than 20 a day.

Compared with non-smokers, researchers found that men who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day were 24 per cent more likely to be impotent. The figure rose to 39 per cent for those who smoked more than 20 a day.

Chris Millet, from Imperial College London, said he hoped that his study would persuade male smokers to quit.


Which reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of smoking.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 22, 2006 10:27 PM
Comments

As Freud famously said, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Posted by: erp at March 23, 2006 1:30 PM
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