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I found out my own Doctor has cancer and that started me thinking about cancer in general. Like I am a smoker and including second hand smoke I am still cancer free at age 67. Recently I am hearing of more and more people having cancer so with smoking in decline it seems to me that cancer is increasing.

Also Allergies seem to be affecting more and more people so I wonder if being too clean is the problem. Like there is increasing use of products such as Febreeze and Lysol so are these products actually causing allergies?

Then while I repeat my view on how early learning in the first 4 years of life are critical to the development of your child are enough parents aware of this?

I intend to do some research on these area in 2018 but thought I'd just do the above video to encourage folk to think about these issues and perhaps if you know of some research you might provide links to that information so I can follow up on this.

Alastair

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  1. 1938 Observer's Avatar
    Alastair,

    I have noticed the same thing, I await your research with interest.

    Gordon.
  2. FriedaKateM's Avatar
    Alastair & Gordon... I have learned a goodly bit in my 79 years. Some of it was a harsh lesson. My mom asked me & my brothers to quit smoking. I quit at 26, don't know about the brothers. However, my oldest brother died at 50 yrs old. My younger brother is still with us. My mother had smoked menthol cigarettes for years, & she died at 58 yrs old.
    My father died at nearly 91. My grandmother (on paternal side) died at 90. I'm still here. Joan
  3. FriedaKateM's Avatar
    Alastair & Gordon... I have learned a goodly bit in my 79 years. Some of it was a harsh lesson. My mom asked me & my brothers to quit smoking. I quit at 26, don't know about the brothers. However, my oldest brother died at 50 yrs old. My younger brother is still with us. My mother had smoked menthol cigarettes for years, & she died at 58 yrs old.
    My father died at nearly 91. My grandmother (on paternal side) died at 90. I'm still here. Joan
  4. FriedaKateM's Avatar
    Alastair & Gordon... I have learned a goodly bit in my 79 years. Some of it was a harsh lesson. My mom asked me & my brothers to quit smoking. I quit at 26, don't know about the brothers. However, my oldest brother died at 50 yrs old. My younger brother is still with us. My mother had smoked menthol cigarettes for years, & she died at 58 yrs old.
    My father died at nearly 91. My grandmother (on paternal side) died at 90. I'm still here.

    Joan
    Updated 19th November 2019 at 00:53 by FriedaKateM (printed 3 times!!!)
  5. swiftest's Avatar
    I have been trying to add to my profile, information others are allowed to read, e-mail address and the like. Stumbled across this blog and a little puzzled, to me it appears that some are looking to defend smoking, perhaps the "right" to smoke.
    I was a pack-a-day smoker for 52 years, had tried for most of my adult life to quit, patted myself on the back when managing three days, eleven days another time, three months but the wanting to light up lingered.
    Kids were grown and gone but my wife and I kept the same five bedroom house. Two stray cats, Missy mine. Both cats had been declawed before they moved in with us. Missy was with us for 27 years, bit everyone in the house but me, tiny, calico. Lady was 20 when she died, heavy, thirty-three pounds.
    My wife had a dog, actually a pure bred poodle from the humane society, Sasha. When Sasha was twelve years old she became, according to my wife, "she's your dog, you know it, I know it and she bloody well knows it". That was the day when one of my daughters brought a mixed Llahso-apso, one which a vet, the one my daughter used, would not put "Bud" down at the request of a customer; Bud hated men, took hime three weeks to sit by me.
    Sasha was twenty years old when she died. Two days before I buried her. A few days later I realized I had not bought cigarettes, haven't smoked since that time, 2007.
    I now have emphysema, diagnosed a year and a half after Sasha passed. Whether my ailment is because I smoked makes no never mind to me, bottom line is that smokers stink, the smell lingers and the people around smokers seldom complain. I doubt that anyone can voice a defence except the people who collect the tax.....as for less people smoking how can you say that people are still dying from cancer ? I have no figures at my finger tips but I did report a report in regards to breast cancer and it appears that there has been a huge drop in the number of woman dying from that.....actually prostate cancer now takes more men than breast cancer takes women.
  6. swiftest's Avatar
    I have been trying to add to my profile, information others are allowed to read, e-mail address and the like. Stumbled across this blog and a little puzzled, to me it appears that some are looking to defend smoking, perhaps the "right" to smoke.
    I was a pack-a-day smoker for 52 years, had tried for most of my adult life to quit, patted myself on the back when managing three days, eleven days another time, three months but the wanting to light up lingered.
    Kids were grown and gone but my wife and I kept the same five bedroom house. Two stray cats, Missy mine. Both cats had been declawed before they moved in with us. Missy was with us for 27 years, bit everyone in the house but me, tiny, calico. Lady was 20 when she died, heavy, thirty-three pounds.
    My wife had a dog, actually a pure bred poodle from the humane society, Sasha. When Sasha was twelve years old she became, according to my wife, "she's your dog, you know it, I know it and she bloody well knows it". That was the day when one of my daughters brought a mixed Llahso-apso, one which a vet, the one my daughter used, would not put "Bud" down at the request of a customer; Bud hated men, took hime three weeks to sit by me.
    Sasha was twenty years old when she died. Two days before I buried her. A few days later I realized I had not bought cigarettes, haven't smoked since that time, 2007.
    I now have emphysema, diagnosed a year and a half after Sasha passed. Whether my ailment is because I smoked makes no never mind to me, bottom line is that smokers stink, the smell lingers and the people around smokers seldom complain. I doubt that anyone can voice a defence except the people who collect the tax.....as for less people smoking how can you say that people are still dying from cancer ? I have no figures at my finger tips but I did report a report in regards to breast cancer and it appears that there has been a huge drop in the number of woman dying from that.....actually prostate cancer now takes more men than breast cancer takes women.