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Friday, March 14, 2008

Patrick Swayze Attempts to Smoke the Cancer Out

God Bless him. The man doesn't have a quitting bone in his cancer-ridden body. Wolverines!

Puffing on a cigarette is not the most sensible thing to do when you're battling cancer.

But if, as reports suggest, Patrick Swayze has only a few weeks to live, he may think it makes little difference.

The once-athletic star of Dirty Dancing, Ghost, and action films such as Point Break looked gaunt as he dragged on a cigarette while waiting for his private plane.[...]

Swayze has been a 60-a-day smoker for years, and research shows that smokers are twice as likely to get pancreatic cancer as non-smokers.
That's a lot of cigarettes, for a lot of Man. Semi-related question: If you're not a famous actor who owns a ranch in Nevada, is it possible to be a 2 1/2 packs a days smoker anymore? I had a bet going this past summer with a few friends who said I couldn't smoke 100 packs in 100 days -- merely a pack a day -- and while I stopped the challenge because I realized that the $100 payoff was what I paid for about 20 packs; I still was having trouble doing a pack a day during the work week. Now, with total work place bans, as well as bans inside most social gathering places where you would traditionally smoke, it strikes me as awful hard to be a regular 2+ packs a day smoker.

Full story here.

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