Lldeja@yahoo.c 2007-03-02 12:54:31
In researching various causes of an upset stomach, I’ve seen smoking
listed as one of them. Does anybody know the reasons smoking would
upset the stomach since I doubt the smoke reaches the stomach?
Ben 2007-03-02 12:54:47
It gives a number of the regular posters here stomach aches and they don’t
Cambridge Citizens for Smokers’ Rights
Kyoteee 2007-03-02 12:54:59
Nope, it’s just another hysterical scare tactic by the AuntieNazis who
hope against hope that just one person believes it.
Nicotine_addic 2007-03-02 12:55:43
Tobacco smoke smells awful.
Tobacco smoke tastes awful.
Of course it upsets the stomach.
Steve o 2007-03-02 12:58:54
There are other reasons for an upset stomach not directly connected to
Sailing can upset the stomach in some people and that doesn’t happen
because they’re drinking seawater.
As for smoking causing upset stomachs, I wouldn’t really know.
I used to occasionally get heartburn from smoking – and I have certainly
felt nauseous from smoking too much in the first stages.
Cigarette smoke is quite acidic, maybe the acids in the tobacco smoke upsets
the stomach itself by ingestion through the bloodstream.
Interesting, though, I’ve never really questioned why smoking does make
people sick, or to be precise, the actual process involved.
Requires further digging.
Lldeja@yahoo.c 2007-03-02 12:58:57
Hello. While I understand people on both sides may have strong
opinions about whether smoking is the bane of everybody’s existence or
whether it’s their personal savior that gets them through the day, I
would appreciate a post that objectively and methodically explains why
smoking may cause an upset stomach. There are enough sources on the
internet which describes smoking as a cause of an upset stomach, but
no explanation as to exactly how it causes it. Thanks.
Steve o 2007-03-02 12:58:59
Vomiting and diarrhoea are often seen as an illness in themselves.
In other ways, they can also be seen as a cure- both are means the body has
of ejecting toxic substances from itself.
Normally, the body will do it’s best to eject a harmful substance.However,
if you persist in putting that substance into the body by repeated exposure
to it(normally known as tolerance), it will eventually try to accommodate
the situation and the nauseous symptoms will subside.
Smokers do this when they train themselves to smoke.
Which of course means that the harmful substances being ingested are no
longer being ejected, and the body’s ability to repair itself is
If smokers abstain for a while, or try to quit, the body will again try to
clear itself and this might also be the reason why symptoms of upset stomach
are reported by people trying to quit, as well as smokers in the initial
stages of smoking.
Bernie 2007-03-02 12:59:25
That is the case for just about all claims about smoking causing anything
unpleasant. The exact mechanism appears to be statistics, mis-reading of.
This coupled with an epidemic of similar claims by doctors, researchers and
the media – none of whom have any kind of axe to grind of course – amounts
to the “vast body of evidence” you will come across with great frequency.
“We should have put our foot down when the ashtrays
disappeared from doctors’ waiting rooms.”
Moonbug 2007-03-02 12:59:37
Are you a smoker that gets an upset stomach from smoking? If so, I
would suggest you dont smoke. If not, I wouldnt worry about it.
Marky 2007-03-02 13:20:35
Unless it’s on an oyster…
Marky 2007-03-02 13:20:47
You don’t smoke, you don’t go out without someone telling you it’s
safe…what do you know?
Lldeja@yahoo.c 2007-03-02 20:12:28
I do have one potential explanation of why such a thing can happen.
Most stimulants have a tendency to slow down the digestive process in
order to allocate resources to other parts of the body that need it
more in fight-or-flight situations. If you have a lot of food in your
stomach, and it doesn’t empty, the stomach acid level could remain
higher for a longer period of time, thereby giving you an upset
stomach. I invite anybody to see if there is any truth to this.
Marky 2007-03-02 20:28:13
I’ve researched this…if I go to bed right after eating spicy foods, I
dream of the Spice Girls…If I should happen to eat fatty foods, I dream of
Momma Cass or Rita MacNeil…If I eat junk food, I dream of the Hong Kong
I try to avoid combining bananas and tacos before bed because I end up
having sexual dreams…
But the stomach acid thing is interesting…it does not enlighten me on how
smoking causes upset stomachs, but it could be that if you smoke and some
idiot says it’s harming them when they are doing things to themselves that
are above and beyond the dangers of smoking (like eating bananas and tacos
before bed) then it might upset me…
Lldeja@yahoo.c 2007-03-02 20:36:03
The only problem I see with what you’re saying is that there is
nothing of value to get out of it. If you’re going to infuse some
humor into whatever it is you want to say, at least attempt to throw a
real idea into the discussion or just be relevant and then sprinkle
your personality on top of it, not the snide remarks with nothing else
to add. Just my 2 cents.
Marky 2007-03-02 21:11:02
The fact is, there is no correlation to smoking and upset stomachs…i’ve
smoked for about 20 years and any upset stomachs I get is usually caused by
eating too much of the wrong food…usually rich foods that I don’t normally
And thanks for your 2 worth…you’re only about the fiftieth person to make the same comments…
Moonbug 2007-03-02 21:11:15
Stop this top posting nonsense.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Marky 2007-03-02 21:11:40
Some people do that because they think it’s easier to read…I do it once in
a while myself…especially if someone else does it…sorta like speaking
French to a French person…but I don’t speak French so I wouldn’t really
know about that…
Moonbug 2007-03-02 21:23:44
I actually never find it easier to read, but fwiw, I was just being a
wise a**. Responding to the: “…not the snide remarks with nothing
else to add. Just my 2 cents.”
I’m sorry. I couldnt resist. No peanut for me. 🙂
Marky 2007-03-02 21:24:32
There are peanuts here? I love peanuts…
Moonbug 2007-03-02 21:29:24
Me too. Love those planters mixed nuts. Almonds are my favorite out
of that bunch.
Anon3c67@nyx.n 2007-03-02 21:36:31
The smoke reaches all parts of the body.
Bernie 2007-03-02 21:36:35
You heard it here first folks! Care to name the study?
“We should have put our foot down when the ashtrays
disappeared from doctors’ waiting rooms.”
Kyoteee 2007-03-02 21:42:26
On 27 Oct 2003 17:57:51 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bruce Watson)
Marky 2007-03-02 21:55:38
ME TOO! That’s cosmic! I actually like to mix non-salted trail mix in with
the salted mixed nuts…you end up with salty raisins and pine
Marky 2007-03-02 21:55:43
You need a new hard drive yet? Must be getting full of bwucie poo…
Kyoteee 2007-03-02 21:56:22
I use Rumi’s time-honored method of cleaning it: rinse with garden
hose, add dishwasing liquid, shake the ‘puter several times until the
soap gets all sudsy, scrub with an SOS pad on the really tough stains,
rinse with garden hose as many times as necessary until all the soap
is gone and the ‘puter is nice and shiny again.
Moonbug 2007-03-02 21:56:43
I’m not a raisin fan so I like to mix mine with Chex Mix.
Marky 2007-03-02 23:38:48
I’ve only tried this method once…I prefer to nuke mine now…you get a
nice firm ball of plastic with these metal parts sticking out here and
there…plug it in and it works just great…as a fourth of July display…
Marky 2007-03-02 23:38:51
I don’t think we’re allowed to have Chex Mix in Canada…but we do have
Meli~Melo…or, as they say in Engrish…Bits and Bites…but I find these a
bit too salty and spicy…I prefer the Humpty Dumpty Party mix with the big
cheese doodles…not crazy about pretzels though…
Moonbug 2007-03-02 23:44:07
Really? Want me to send ya some? 🙂
Prezels are good. Snyder pretzels are my favorite.
Marky 2007-03-02 23:57:52
No, that’s OK, I saw some in the store the other day…guess it just depends
on where you shop…
Are they the big hot ones? I like those, but don’t get them often since they
are not available around here…have to drive to TO and it’s not worth the
trip just for that…
Moonbug 2007-03-03 00:03:28
No. I’ve never heard of hot ones.
Ok. Well would two bags make it worth it? Then you could send me
Marky 2007-03-03 04:30:36
You’ve never had hot baked pretzels? I would send you one, but by the time
you got it, it would be cold and hard…
Let me see if I can find them first…what were they again? You snipped the
part where it describes what we were talking about…
Moonbug 2007-03-03 04:38:12
Overnight it! 🙂
The hot pretzels silly.
Marky 2007-03-03 04:47:40
That could be arranged…then you could nuke it or warm it in the
oven…they’re just not the same though…
Oh, of course…were you going to send me some?
Moonbug 2007-03-03 05:06:31
I’m so confused. I thought you were!
Marky 2007-03-03 06:11:05
You thought I was what? Oh, sending pretzels…OK…&&&&&&&&&&&
These are computer pretzels…enjoy!
Moonbug 2007-03-03 06:11:23
I’m not greedy. Me takes what me can get. 🙂
Nicotine_addic 2007-03-03 06:15:21
If he thought you were an a******, he was right.
ROFLMFAO!! You are such a stupid little a******. Typical of a nicotine
addict in denial.
Marky 2007-03-03 06:15:30
Are you still trying to get into my a******? Remeber, $hit comes out…not
Marky 2007-03-03 06:15:54
You’re welcome…if you leave your monitor on overnight you can get them
heated up a bit…just don’t bite your monitor…
Moonbug 2007-03-03 06:23:29
Shucks. Wish I had saw this last night.
Marky 2007-03-03 06:23:32
But they’re electronic! They last forever and you can save the file to eat
later…or print it out and eat a copy of it…make sure you use a laser
printer cause they warm them up a bit too…dot matrix printers might crack
the pretzels with all that pounding and ink jets sorta spit them on the
Moonbug 2007-03-03 06:29:30
Thats right! What would I do without you.
Doesnt sound good.
Marky 2007-03-03 07:13:40
I’m not sure…what had you been doing all your life when I wasn’t here?
It’s not…but this is our newsgroup…and we can do what we want…RIGHT!
Take two…and call me in the morning…
Moonbug 2007-03-03 07:17:02
Waiting for you.
If you would answer the phone things would go much easier.
Nicotine_addic 2007-03-03 07:20:17
Marky, has anybody ever told you that you are an a******?
Marky 2007-03-03 07:26:40
Oh, sorry, I was busy doing other things…
That might help…if a phone rings in the hallway and nobody hears it…
Moonbug 2007-03-03 07:26:45
Thats ok. You eventually made it.
Well whats it doing in the hallway?
Marky 2007-03-03 07:26:56
Yes, funny how these things work out…eh~
A phone should right by the front door so when you come through the door and
hear it ringing…you don’t have to slop through the house in wet boots…
Moonbug 2007-03-03 07:31:58
Yeah. I love it when a plan comes together.
Well please answer it. I dont like to sit here listening to a ringing phone.