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Cigars and longevity
yankeelawdog Offline
#1 Posted:
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Ever wonder why so many well known cigar smokers have lived so long? Me either.

Actually, it's interesting to me.

Winston Churchill, Groucho Marx, George Burns, Milton Berle, Mark Twain and the oldtimer in this picture (oldest living WWII vet) - all lived into their 90's or better.

Good genes or good luck?
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Ewok126 Offline
#2 Posted:
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Good Cigars?
frankj1 Offline
#3 Posted:
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yankeelawdog wrote:
Ever wonder why so many well known cigar smokers have lived so long? Me either.

Actually, it's interesting to me.

Winston Churchill, Groucho Marx, George Burns, Milton Berle, Mark Twain and the oldtimer in this picture (oldest living WWII vet) - all lived into their 90's or better.

Good genes or good luck?

the reason is because it would take a million pages to list the names that didn't live as long.
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 11-02-2006
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Ewok126 wrote:
Good Cigars?


George Burns and Mark Twain smoked cigars that were anything but good. Twain even bragged about how cheap and vile his cigars were.
frankj1 Offline
#5 Posted:
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Red Auerbach smoked HDM (don't think Cuban) and died at 89
zody Offline
#6 Posted:
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Looks like a collection of long live old fuggers on here Herfing
KingoftheCove Offline
#7 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
Red Auerbach smoked HDM (don't think Cuban) and died at 89

Think
Mebee dem dark Sumatrans?
May have to get some after all.
moonman Offline
#8 Posted:
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I believe it was Mark Twain who was quoted as saying " If they do not allow cigars in Heaven I shall Not Go!" Herfing
fishinguitarman Offline
#9 Posted:
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yup


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DrafterX Offline
#10 Posted:
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Axl wrote that man.. Not talking
tamapatom Offline
#11 Posted:
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There have been studies. Once you drill down to the group classified as 1-5 cigars (or less) per day there appears statistically insignificant variation in longevity. There was one study that actually documented pipe smokers living longer than non smokers (The scientists rationalized maybe pipe smokers were a more mellow less stressed out cohort by nature and that it wasn't the smoking that made them live longer).

Maybe cigar smokers are happy people too that live longer in spite of smoking?


frankj1 Offline
#12 Posted:
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1 to 5 a day?
Sunoverbeach Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
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Now I've read it on the internet. It's fact. 5 cigars a day now is my new health and wellness plan
dstieger Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 06-22-2007
Posts: 9,870
I need to cut back?
Sunoverbeach Offline
#15 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
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Well you could always figure the lifetime average. Have to make up for the first 20-30yrs or however long it took you to get to cigars
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