Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
312 - THS IETHBRIDGG HERALD - Friday, March 30, 1973 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. | YOUF hOFOSCOpe Two-ex-smokers ivant to repent Dear Dr. Lamb - My husband and I have recently given up smoking. We each smoked about a pack a day for many years. Now we are desperately sorry for the damage we have done to our bodies. We have heard that the lungs start cleaning themselves as soon as a person stops smoking. Is this correct? We are wondering if there is anything we can do to help our bodies recover from all the damage. You have mentioned breathing exercises for emphysema victims. Would this help us and if so what are the exercises. Would any special foods or vitamins help? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Dear Reader - Yes, hindsight is always better than foresight, and if is too bad that people don't realize the full effects of their habits before they form them. Both men and women who smoke two packs of cigarettes a day or more were found in a survey to lose 50 per cent more time from work, spend 50 per cent more time ill in bed, and had about twice as many days of restricted activity as non-smokers. The death rate in men 55 to 64 years of age. who smoked 20 cigarettes or more a day was about three times that observed in non-smokers of the same age group. There is an unending list cf problems associated with heavy cigarette smoking which includes face wrinkles and aging of the skin, sudden death from heart disease, increased incidence of ulcers, sinusitis, lung disease, and perhaps a host of Limit powers of monarchy STOCHOLKM Q 3 2 *8 7 SOUTH 43 WAKJJ8I3 OQ71 *K S The bidding: South West North E�n 1 ( TOO BOS' --^> FOR .v GENERAL BULLMOOSE, X any \ J. PAUL GETT^APJSTOTLEJ OF -EM-1 OJASSIS,AMD A ,--j^ErtCEPT OU TO BECOME 1 THE > THE SORT OF /MARQUIS ( EMPLOVER CROCK'? BECOME THE BEING VOU ARE? ARCHIE-By Bob Montana HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browns SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal WO UtePE VOLl S&IDIM& BUGS BUNNY I HAVEN'T BEEN ON A BIKE IN YEAKS.'