Smoking is dumb!

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Smoking  lowers your IQ!

According to Science Daily, Prof. Mark Weiser of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Psychiatry and the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer Hospital has found that smokers are likely to have lower IQs that those who don’t smoke.

The survey on 18- to 21-year-old men enlisted in the Israeli army is the largest ever study of its kind.  Weiser found that young men who smoke are likely to have lower IQs than their non-smoking peers. Weiser determined from the men’s  IQ test, that the IQ of smokers are ten points lower than their non-smoking peers.  The average IQ of the non smokers are 101.

Significantly, the study also measured effects in twin brothers: the non-smoking twin registered a higher IQ on average than the one who smokes.

Analysis:  For awhile, I thought smoking are for dumb people because they already know that it kills and yet they still do it. Then having read the study- smoking  makes you dumb  is a title that stands by its name, literally and figuratively!

But what about the famous Jewish smoker Albert Einstein? Don’t we see photos of him smoking a pipe? And wasn’t he the smartest man alive? True. But he also said: “I know what’s wrong, dear fellow, but I don’t know how to turn it off..”





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