The “science” on smoking isn’t about finding the truth. It’s about getting people to quit, no matter what. The latest research proves again that you can make any wild claim you want as long as it pushes that anti-tobacco agenda.So there's been another "research" report aimed at the smoker, not any old smoker but us men...well I suppose it's our time as women smokers have been lambasted for many a year now for their enjoyment of lit tobacco.
So what does this "new" hard research have to say about men and smoking?
This time, the Health Police claim that men who quit get the instant gift of firmer, harder erections — and I’m sure the headlines alone had plenty of guys ready to kick the habit.Well Dr. Douglas, I am not one of them. As I am at the wrong end of 50 and been married for 40 years sex has been off the agenda for some time now but my libido keeps rearing it's ugly head and has a non conformist attitude with it's own armament, (even though it has nothing to shoot at.)
You know how it is: If a study found that hitting yourself in the head with a hammer would produce a firmer erection, lines at hardware stores across the country would be out the door by the end of the day.Don't think so, pain is not my thang. In the interests of our fellow men what are we do do in light of the evidence, take it with a pinch of sa..
But don’t toss your Zippo yet — toss this study instead, because it doesn’t mean zippo for your penis. For the study, just 20 of the 65 men roped into this one managed to quit smoking, and none of them — not a single one! — actually noticed a change in the quality of his erections.Phewww, that's a relief, not that I was worried you understand.
You see when it comes to something small, especially in the anti smoking, lets denormalise these filthy bastards world of Tobacco Control, they always find a way to make something tiny bigger by doing some Quixotic research. In this case the findings were so eye wateringly small that they used special equipment and a pair of tweezers to see it:
The “improvement” mentioned in the study was so small it could only be detected by a lab device called a penile plethysmograph. Yet that was all the researchers needed to crank up the old propaganda machine.I bet that put the researchers off their game eh, bet they downplayed their findings?
“Regardless of if this really does apply to all men who smoke or not, (the goal was) just getting the word out that men could be aware of this finding, so it could influence their decisions to start the quitting process,” he was quoted as saying.Gambling was never my forte anyway!
I'll leave the last word to the good Dr. over at The Douglas Report:
I won’t play their game.H/T to jredheadgirl.
I’ll pick science over sensationalism every time, and you’re not going to believe what the objective science says about smoking: Tobacco can help BEAT heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer.