Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Shia Needs to Quit Smoking!

Shia needs to lay off the cigs. Smoking is gross. It causes leathery skin and wrinkles. It can stunt ones growth. And smokers reak! Here's some incentive for Shia and others to quit the habit:

20 minutes after quitting smoking-Blood pressure and pulse rates drop to normal, and temperature to hands and feet return to normal

8 hours after quitting-Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal and oxygen level increases

2 weeks to 2 months after quitting-Circulation improves and lung function increases up to 30%

1-9 months-Cilia regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs and reduce infection

1 year- The chance of having a heart attack is cut in half

10 years-Lung cancer death rate is about half of that of a continuing smoker.

And researchers have found that cats who live with smokers have shorter life spans than cats who live with non-smokers. Quit for your cat if for no one else, Shia! You look more handsome without the cig in your mouth, anyway.

Smoking stats courtesy of Blue Cross & Blue Shield