For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 3 years ago

    Hmmmm maybe a trip to the local hospital’s cancer ward would be more effective….or a pseudo IV with cancer drugs …or a trip to the morgue. If only my dad had quit when we kids had encouraged him to do so. Emphysema claimed him and that was even long before the tobacco industry strengthened the potency of their product.

    Phil needs to quit torturing everyone else and take responsibility for his own health by seeing a doctor and getting help.

  2. gkid

    gkid said, about 3 years ago


    Thank you. Well said.

  3. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, about 3 years ago


    Actually, a visit to Body World if it ever comes your way would be most effective. One of the exihibits had been a heavy smoker. His lungs were literally solid black! He didn’t look to be that old when he died either.

  4. Gator007

    Gator007 said, about 3 years ago

    The clown.

  5. DixieNormous_69

    DixieNormous_69 said, about 3 years ago

    There is nothing like the real thing !!!

  6. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 3 years ago

    At least he has a sense of humor about it! Sometimes that’s all that gets you through the rough times.

  7. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, about 3 years ago

    DUMB !!!!! 8^(

  8. nickel_penny

    nickel_penny said, about 3 years ago


    My grandfather was a pack a day smoker for over 80 years. He died at the age of 96 in a car accident. He was perfectly healthy. Smoking doesn’t guarantee cancer or any other health problem. It only raises the risk.

  9. sottwell

    sottwell said, about 3 years ago

    Right. And playing in the street doesn’t guarantee getting run over by a bus, either. And driving drunk doesn’t guarantee you’ll kill a car full of kids, either. So should we say it’s fine to do that too?

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    Denny Crane approves

  11. bgby4884

    bgby4884 said, about 3 years ago

    Hate to rain on your parade, but my dog died of cancer, & she never smoked at all! People are getting cancer, because of all the above ground atomic & H bomb testing. As well as Chernobyl. Our ground & water supply has a nice layer of radioactive material. Which is known to cause cancer. Cross your ,fingers! You’re guaranteed to die of Something! Allow each person to make their own decisions!

  12. goweeder

    goweeder said, about 3 years ago


    You don’t need a doctor to quit smoking……….all you really need is will power. It’s been over ten years since I quit smoking – cod turkey ( after smoking for 60 years.) The secret is: you have to really WANT to quit.

  13. nickel_penny

    nickel_penny said, about 3 years ago


    Right. And going to the zoo raises your risk of being mauled by a lion. Eating food raises your risk of choking to death. Swimming raises your risk of drowning. Taking a shower raises your risk of slipping and breaking your head open. Walking down stairs raises your risk of falling and dying. Living raises your risk of Dying. Quit fcuking whining and crying about it. Not being mean, just telling it like it is

  14. nickel_penny

    nickel_penny said, about 3 years ago


    True enough, though there are a lot more factors; they all add up to the fact our air, water and food supplies are badly contaminated.

    The main problem with smoking is that it forces everyone around the smoker to inhale the chemicals whether they want to or not. The smoke can linger in the air for hours after the smoker has left. I’m all for letting people make their own decisions over what to do to their own bodies, but poisoning other people against their will is not cool.

  15. cj7ole

    cj7ole said, about 3 years ago

    So many smokers are in denial that there is no significant health problem. What are the stats? Nearly 400,000 per year in the US die due to smoking related diseases? Wake up and smell the roses before you are pushing them. Folks being selfish about their well documented bad habits ignore the loved ones they leave behind, smokers and helmetless cyclists to name two groups.

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