Study Finds Smokers Not as Smart as Non-Smokers

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  1. SanityAssassin

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    Not sure what you mean. IQ is designed to assess 'intelligence' - whatever that word means to the designers of the test. High IQ doesn't mean you always make good decisions, or will be successful in any particular field, etc. But it does appear to mean something.
     
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    Some of the dumbest people I know are smokers.:supergrin:
     

  3. TBO

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    While I have known stupid people who smoke I also have worked with Avionics Techs and Engineers who smoke at different times in my career. This "Study" has the stench of Health Nazi driven agenda on it. I am not a smoker but holier than thou Rob Reiner politics irritate me. I wonder if fat know it alls also have lower IQs and that is why the fried chicken and twinkie diet gets them overweight?
     
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    Agreed.

    This is one of those 'NS, Dick Tracy' moments, if ever.

    I have watched the smokers for some time now and one thing they all seem to have in common is a predilection for the lower kinds of goals and accomplishments.
     
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    And look at how dumb he is!
     
  7. Skyhook

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    Case closed. Discussion over. :cool:
     
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    Well if you know of two exceptions, that is enough evidence for me. :rofl:

    There are going to be exceptions to these studies because they average out the data. They are not saying that all smokers are dumber than all non-smokers. They are just stating that on average, the smokers tend to have a lower IQ than non-smokers.

    Look at all the fat ugly people who go to buffets, they are often smokers. They are also not the brightest bulbs by any means. They shop at Wal-Mart, they smoke, they eat at buffets, they are poorly educated, they watch Fox News, they love Dancing with the Stars and CSI Miami, in short, they are morons.
     
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    <----has found that a lot of dope smokers aren't as smart as they thought they were. :tbo:
     
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    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man. :tongueout:
     
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    I've known one PhD that smoked, but most of the smokers I've known were uneducated low achievers (stupid poor people.) it's not that smoking makes you stupid, it's just that stupid people are more likely to smoke.
     
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    Lol stop citing exceptions, people. It's just statistics, not proof that smoking causes stupidity or that it has anything to do with it at all other than a pattern of correlation:tongueout:. Someone could find in a study that men with green shirts on have a better chance of getting hit with a batmobile paper mâché'd out of winning lottery tickets, even if it's true it doesn't mean that the green shirt caused it ;)

    it seems like it's a study on a very limited demographic. I'd be interested in a similar study through different occupations, sexes, age groups as well as nationalities.
     
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    It could be just a specific example of shortened time horizons discounting long-term costs for short-term benefits. I wonder if IQ also measures time horizons.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
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    Got a light?
     
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    I don't smoke, but I hear this guy was a real idiot.
     
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    That depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you primarily deal with people, then yes. If your goal is designing spacecraft, programming computers, or fixing cars- not so much.
     
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    Game, set, "match".
     
  20. SanityAssassin

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    Smoker or no, I bet he understood statistics.