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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Did You Know?

Did you know that individuals who are Schizophrenic chain smoke because the nicotine helps decrease their auditory hallucinations. Schizophrenics have a number of neurotransmitter and receptor imbalances in their brain. Nicotine is similar to a brain neurotransmitter named acetylcholine and cigarette self medication can help with some of the associated symptoms including auditory hallucinations.

Did you know that nicotine and cigarettes can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. However, picking up smoking after the disease has set in doesn't help the outcome. You have to start early!

So if you have a family history of Alzheimer's or you are Schizophrenic maybe you can talk to your insurance about picking up the tab on your cigs! However, I'm not sure if cigars have the same effect.

23 comments:

Simon said...

Can I just wear a nicotine patch or two everyday instead? I really don't want to take up smoking but if it slows my Alzheimer's I might just have to...wait, what was I talking about again?

Zach said...

The nicotine patch works for Alzheimers prevention. However, for scizophrenia you need a much faster delivery system like cigarettes. You may be able to try a patch heated with a blow drier.

Sci research has not however tested the aforementioned method yet!

Zach said...

Or perhaps you could stick the patch on your neck on top of your Carotids. They supply your brain with blood. You would probably need a lot of patches, end up broke and have a wicked red spot on your neck.

Simon said...

True, one time I stuck a powerful one on my belly and it almost made me sick, plus I had this red square on my belly for weeks

Paige said...

Another option to smoking is snuff. Check out my good friend Aaron's article on snuff. He's an avid user(addict). http://straightouttadenver.com/?p=77

On a more random note, it's been known that cat feces can be linked to some cases of schizophrenia. You can check out one of many articles here:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol9no11/03-0143.htm

Simon said...

Wow! Even some science is backing snuff up saying that there are no or limited health hazards! "It is a healthy alternative to smoking". Who knew? I am not sure if I completely buy it, but I think it is better than smoking. And I also think it might be a little strange seeing people sniffing lines of tobacco at the bar....but that is just me.

That is the last time I let a cat poo in my sandbox! I hate cats...and their poo!

Paige said...

I've tried snuff before with Aaron. It gives you the most intense buzz ever. It's like smoking a pack of cigarettes. Basically, you sniff two little eraser size mounds off of the back of your hand. Next time I see him, I'll ask him if I can buy a can from him and we'll all try it!

I'm a great influence on you, aren't I?

Simon said...

Oh mi Gato!

Zach said...

Tehy refer to the area of your hand between you thumb and pointer finger as the 'Anatomic Snuff Box'. No joke. Kind of weird since all most anatomy is named so for Latin derivatives so their is no way in hell you can remember it.

Jeff said...

Just say no, kids.

Zach said...

Paige your a bad influence, I knew once you discovered freedom you would be big trouble. SiBlog isn't allowed to hangout with you anymore. He's never seen trouble and doesn't even know what it looks like.

Simon said...

hahaha

Paige said...

Yeah, I couldn't remember the term for that place on your hand...

And as far as me gaining my new sense of freedom and being a bad influence? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Simon was the troublemaker in high school. I was the good little Christian girl who never swore nor drank and smoked. It took me until 23 to realize that I could actually have fun and not get in trouble or feel guilty about it!

Siblog's middle name is trouble! But that's nice of you to look out for your little brother. awwww.

Simon said...

All lies! I stay in on the weekends and read books! Honest! I would never touch that devil water! Heh.

Jeff said...

Siblog is teh liar!11!

Drunkasaurus, I call on you to repent.

Zach said...

Yeah Paige well I learned that whole fun lesson at the age of 13 and had to unlearn it at the age of 25, and again at 26 and perhaps again at 27!

Maybe by the time your 35 you'll be a good Christian girl again. SiBlog, Let's make that next weeks pole!

Paige,I'm just giving you a hard time! But you do get the Mischevious Face ;>| and not the the wise china man face <:{o

[;{] He's Mean
;>| He's Mischevious
=>. He's Silly
;{') This is a confused ape
<:{o Wise China Man

Simon said...

I R Drunkasaurus

I do need a new poll for next week....Thoughts?

Oh! Can I be the confused ape!?

Paige said...

I think next week's poll should be:

What percentage does Simon lie?

A) 1-20%
B) 21-50%
C) 51-75%
D) 76 -100%
E) 0%, because he's perfect.


Next time I see you, Zach, you're gonna get it.

Simon said...

That would not be that good of a survey because "E" would pretty much be 100%! Unless of course you were lying when you took the lying survey

Paige said...

I think you need to say a few Hail Mary's. REPENT, Simon! Thou hast the devil in thy soul.


What's your suggestion?

Simon said...

Ya well maybe you should to! heh.

ummmm.....Does Diet Dr. Pepper really taste like regular Dr. Pepper

I dunno

Simon said...

....or "If I had a Penny for each time Paige was a bad influence on someone, I would ..."

A) Be penniless
B) Have around $13.37
C) Be a Millionaire
D) Be confused, because I don't know how to count money
E) Fight over custody of Anna Nicole's Baby

Paige said...

Uhm, I'd say E! Because who wasn't wondering who the baby's daddy was...seriously!