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 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26064849

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

He's 82, so something is going to kill him sooner than later. It's really hard to believe we may soon be without Leonard and Bill. We can't cheat death.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

I don't believe in the no-win scenario. He MUST outlast us all.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

That is frightening. If one stops smoking now, is it already too late?

All the best to Leonard N., ambassador to the world of logical process.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I hope he is able to manage the disease and remain with us for a good while longer.

Plus--in that pic he is totally rocking the longer hair! smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

That is frightening. If one stops smoking now, is it already too late?

All the best to Leonard N., ambassador to the world of logical process.


If he didn't stop 30 years ago he might have died of lung cancer in his 50's. He added at least 52 years to his life. It's ALWAYS best to stop smoking as soon as possible regardless of your age.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

That is frightening. If one stops smoking now, is it already too late?

All the best to Leonard N., ambassador to the world of logical process.


My dear old Dad passed away when he was 83, having been smoking heavily pretty much all of his adult life.

A couple of years before he died, I suggested he might want to cut down on the tobacco. His response?

"If I'd know I was going to live this long I'd have cut down years ago so I could live this long!"

Great answer ai thought.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

That is frightening. If one stops smoking now, is it already too late?

All the best to Leonard N., ambassador to the world of logical process.


My dear old Dad passed away when he was 83, having been smoking heavily pretty much all of his adult life.

A couple of years before he died, I suggested he might want to cut down on the tobacco. His response?

"If I'd know I was going to live this long I'd have cut down years ago so I could live this long!"

Great answer ai thought.


Smoking is like playing Russian Roulette. It can kill you when your 30 or it might not kill you until your 80. My father died of smoking related illness at 80. My brother died of lung cancer at 50. In general most smokers take years off of their lives.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I adore Leonard Nimoy and his directing of "Star Trek IV The Voyage Home" remains my favorite of all of them.

As for smoking, my stepfather, who is 93, stopped smoking over 30 years ago and most of my siblings and I never started. But we lost one sister from smoking when she was 58 and a brother at 54. The statistics of smoking deaths is chilling. If tobacco were a new product today, it would be judged far too dangerous for human consumption. And yes, it's a matter of choice, but what about the spouses and children of smokers who usually don't choose to smoke but may later have serious physical ailments linked to the secondhand smoke of their spouse or parent? It's a very complicated issue. I applaud CVS for announcing yesterday that they were taking cigarettes off their shelves, although they'll of course be easy to find elsewhere.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 8:38 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

"Norman, listen very carefully to what Mr. Spock says . . ."



"If I'd known I was going to live this long I'd have cut down years ago so I could live this long!"


 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 8:49 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

On a more serious note, I've lost many loved ones to smoking, and they were all extremely intelligent people. In decades past there was at least the "excuse" that advertisers were essentially allowed to lie to the public about the addictive, deadly product. The truth is that the medical community noticed immediately upon the invention of the industrial mass-produced cigarette that the mortality statistics left nothing to doubt. It's a bizarrely corrupt, centuries-old one-hand-washing-the-other relationship between Big Tobacco and government that has permitted this extremely profitable mass killing to continue.

Is everyone here aware of the tobacco leaves carved in stone at the top of the columns of the U.S. Capitol?



I taped a BBC/Learning Channel documentary off cable which never fails to outrage me, whenever I watch it: "The Tobacco Wars." Check it out. You wanna talk about the threat of "chemical warfare"?

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

On balance, I'd say the longevity of the Star Trek cast is remarkable. They've probably beaten the odds. Compare it to casts of its UK "competitor" Doctor Who. The mortality rate on that show (in its original incarnation) has been horrendous, especially in the last 4 or 5 years.

Them's the breaks I guess.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Note to self - must stop smoking!

I have tried to stop a few times in the past, but it's not easy, believe me. Even though you know it is doing damage and will likely kill you. I now have one of these e-cig contraptions which seems to be helping to cut right down. I can but try...

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It's a bizarrely corrupt, centuries-old one-hand-washing-the-other relationship between Big Tobacco and government that has permitted this extremely profitable mass killing to continue.


The sick thing is the tobacco corporations are simply moving their businesses to uneducated third world countries where they can continue to make billions slowly poisoning millions of unsuspecting people. Makes no sense we have a war on drugs in America, yet American companies can sell it's drugs elsewhere.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I insist Mr. Nimoy delay his reunion with DeForest Kelley and James Doohan for at least another 10 years. All the best, sir.

 
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