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krackbaby61 karma

I've said it a hundred times, if I wanted to terrorize an airport, I would blow up the security checkpoint. Boom, 100 people dead in an instant. Just bring 50 pounds of TNT in your bag, drop it off, walk away, call the #, and BOOM

krackbaby23 karma

Did The Cable Guy give a fairly accurate representation of the restaurant/cast? Do the knights really get laid all the time?

krackbaby15 karma

It's pretty much part of it at this point, and it should be despite the monumental ignorance surrounding the technologies. In 2 years, my statement could be entirely wrong

krackbaby12 karma

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), which is unfortunately often fatal and often a missed diagnosis.

Smoking and OCPs are both independent risk factors, and in combination they massively increase your risk of dying. OCPs alone offer a 5:1 hazard ratio for PE, smoking pushes this into the stratosphere

Smoking on OCPs also offers a 20:1 hazard ratio for myocardial infarction (heart attack). I knew it was elevated, but forgot it was that high



The risk is so high that *current* guidelines are to screen for tobacco abuse and not use combined oral contraceptives in women who smoke


krackbaby8 karma

There are risks and side effects to using hormonal contraception

Chief one I care about is DVT/PE

Weigh the risks and benefits, talk to your doctor, definitely don't smoke. I can't prescribe OCPs to smokers. Risk is too high