News Smoking and HIV
posted by September 29 at 16:18 PMon
Hey, Faggot: Need another reason to quit smoking? Besides the stink, what it does to your skin, the impotence, and the various cancers it causes? How about the fact that smoking increases your risk of contracting HIV—by a whole fuck of a lot.
Smoking might increase the risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published in the Aug. 21 online edition of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.
According to the study, smokers are between 60% and 300% more likely to contract HIV than nonsmokers. The researchers said they are not sure why the link exists, but they note the increasing evidence that smoking raises the risk of contracting all types of infections, possibly because it might alter the structure of the lungs or weaken the immune system.
I realize that cigarettes are glamorous and that smoking is a choice that any fool is free to make and that without smokes little dive bars everywhere die faster than stage-4 cancer patients, but… Christ almighty. Why the fuck do people put those things in their mouths?