you can have that cigarette. No, really. If you must smoke, first finish up all the broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussels sprouts on your plate.
Some of my best friends are smokers. My mother smoked pretty much up to the day she died from septicemia (her immune system was compromised by leukemia). So recent research that demonstrates that the biological action of isothiocyanates (phytochemicals that are abundant in cruciferous vegetables) works at the molecular level to help prevent the proliferation of cancer cells that are specific to certain types of lung cancer is good news.
And if you're hungry for a double order of healthy with a side dish of prevention, check out the recipes here.
fern hill, in response to your comment: