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to feel really upset about Caroline ahern and lung cancer

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sarahhammer Tue 13-May-14 11:10:59

I'm horrified to hear people on the radio showing no sympathy for her, just because she smokes it does not make lung cancer self inflicted!

hackmum Thu 15-May-14 07:59:13

"And we have a right to talk about that, and to be furious - not angry with the victims, only their family members really have the right to feel that, but with the people who are still pushing this stuff all around the world in pursuit of profit."

Yes, that's true. It's a shame that people still point the finger of blame at individuals when there is a huge industry out there making vast amounts of money from selling a product that kills people. They are exactly the same as drug pushers, except for some reason they are not ostracised by polite society.

IdkickJilliansAss Thu 15-May-14 12:09:57

Sadly a lot of people take up smoking as children under the age and as such are not really best placed for thinking about the future

expatinscotland Thu 15-May-14 14:40:58

None of us has the right to fuck all in reality, but feel free to get sanctimonious, everyone on here does, and waste their energy on self-righteous anger at all kinds of shit.

We will all die. Millions stop smoking, and live to get dementia. I'd take the cancer any day.

This lady had quit smoking.

Patrick Swayze did not. Instead he got pancreatic cancer, which is not related to smoking as far as anyone knows.

Swannery Thu 15-May-14 14:43:44

I read that pancreatic cancer can be caused by taking vitamin C tablets, which some people take because they think it protects them from cancer...

EverythingCounts Thu 15-May-14 16:07:34

Swannery bloody hell, really? You can't do right for doing wrong sometimes...

kinsorange Thu 15-May-14 16:12:55

You do read sometimes that you should eat more of something or other to stop getting cancer or whatever.
But you can then read say the next week that that is one of the foods to not eat too much of if you want to avoid a heart attack or whatever.

Everything in moderation I suppose. Avoid harmful substances if you can. Take some exercise.
And I would probably add, take a bit of notice of what is in your family history, and sway towards or away from those foods to a certain extent?

But we will all die of something or other.

Boy, that sounds grim, and preachy.

Reddeb Thu 15-May-14 16:31:14

Such a horrible horrible attitude, my father died of lung cancer in his early 50s he had never smoked a cigarette in his life or worked or lived in a smoky environment. Sometimes lung cancer just happens for no reason that we know about just like any other cancer. Also the latest research from the us shows that 40% of lung cancers occur in never or former smokers ( defined as given up 10 or more years). And as someone has said already such a large number of people suffer from lung cancer even 10% is a lot of people. Due to stigma it is the most underfunded unresearched cancer, no one seems to give a shit. Anyway no one deserves such a cruel disease even if the did smoke, but causation isn't so simple. If smoking cause lung cancer full stop, then all smokers would get lung cancer and no never smokers would ever get it.

Cereal0ffender Thu 15-May-14 16:42:58

She is one funny women, there aren't enough funny women on the telly I wish her all the luck in the world.

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