Posts Tagged ‘smoking to avoid obesity’

NEW/OLD CURE FOR OBESITY: SMOKING

February 14, 2010

A blogger is in trouble for a Valentine’s Day post he wrote suggesting buying your loved one a cigar or other smokes as a long term cure for obesity.

“Maggie’s Farm” suggests:

“A good cigar, which lasts at least quadruple the time of a Wendy’s burger (450 calories), has zero calories and quadruple the enjoyment.”

The blogger tells children (not so tongue-in-cheek) to avoid vegetables because “they’re for adults,” but go ahead and smoke since it’s “organic.” This isn’t exactly a new concept. The Lucky Strike Diet was touted in 1930’s advertising. Smoking has been presented as an alternative to teenage obesity both in popular culture and medical journals.

“Maggie’s Farm” also called a woman with a cigar “sexy.”