Nicotine Babies

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June 30th, 2009, 8:37 am #1

Nicotine Babies

Suzie found the below horrible story which suggests that smoking aids with pain. I've not yet seen any science or study suggesting that smoking mitigates pain. By the way, although this may be the youngest reported smoker, millions of babies are born each year to smoking mothers, addicted to nicotine and greeted to the world by being immediately thrown into withdrawal. Nicotine also freely passes via breast milk and the brains of millions of breastfeeding infants are chemically dependent upon it. Also, note this reporters use of the word "habit" twice. Ask yourself, what is a child's definition of the word "habit"? What lesson does this reporter's word choice teach? Still just one rule ... no nicotine today! John

'world's youngest smoker'
By staff writers
June 25, 2009 03:53pm

Habit ... Tong Liangliang's dad taught him how to smoke
as a way to deal with the pain of a hernia / Bohai Morning Post
A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy from the city of Tianjin in China is the world's youngest smoker.

Well, at least the youngest to admit it.

Except he didn't admit it, his dad did, after proudly teaching Tong Liangliang how to spark up between tantrums and milky vomits.

Liangliang's dad said his son was born with a hernia, and being too young for an operation, has taken up smoking to help him deal with the pain.

Now he's a pack-a-day man. Pack-a-day toddler. And he won't give up, screaming and throwing himself on the floor if he's refused a durry.

"The father wasn't aware how serious the toddler's habit had become until the child began to increase the number of cigarettes he smoked per day," news agency CRI said.

The Guinness Book of World Records is unlikely to accept the feat, as it has refused such requests before on the grounds that it "promoted a harmful habit".

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