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What would happen if Americans stopped smoking?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MisterCreosote, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    This book review throws out some interesting numbers:


  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    One of my favorite movies of the last decade: Thank You for Smoking...
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Aaron Eckhart is becoming a very underrated actor. He was great in "Dark Knight" and "Rabbit Hole," as well.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I couldn't watch Rabbit Hole. No way was I watching that. I can't watch movies and shows about kids dying... Too brutal...

    In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors are two of my all-time favorites.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    If it changes anything for you, the movie opens nearly a year after the death. So you don't have to experience the worst of it.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I've heard it's a great movie.

    I stopped watching Rescue Me after they had the storyline where his kid got hit by the car. The episode haunted me.

    I can't watch SVU anymore and that used to be my favorite show...
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    My wife refused to watch "Rabbit Hole" with me for the same reasons. It took me a while to finally breathe deep and put it into the DVD player.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I know... Stunning that the thread has already been derailed. :D
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    You mean besides rioting in the streets?
  10. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    People would be fatter. Supermodels would cease to exist.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It would have immediate economic repercussions.
    The timing of it right now would be awful.
    But if the economic climate were different, while it would still have a huge negative effect, it would eventually be weatherable.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    In terms of our economy, why would getting rid of something that conservatively costs our economy more than $100 billion annually in medical costs be awful timing wise?
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