posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 05:36 AM
statistics are generated to suit the needs of whoever pays the most to generate them. Remember when eggs were bad for you, then the farmers were
losing millions, then mysteriously, the ACS said, "umm, just kidding-eggs are good for you now!" I am not saying that smoking is good for you, I am
not saying that it isnt bad for you, but most of the time cancer is genetic, or caused in a "cocktail" of circumstances. For instance, people that
smoke, but eat healthy, non-processed foods and exercise regularly, have less incidence than people that eat fatty processed foods and live in big
cities, that dont smoke. Check smoking/cancer stats worldwide and see the dramatic differences in what they report.
I have no problem not smoking in public places, where it may offend non-smokers, but sometimes non-smokers are rediculous! They will warm their
cars up in the garage, fuming up their entire house with exhaust, yet gripe about smelling the slightest hint of cigarette smoke, when walking past a
smoking area. I think non-smokers feel empowered by the national slamming of smokers. The plant where I work, we cant smoke in the building, but
they will run trucks in the building right next to you, which is several times more dangerous than second hand smoke. You non-smokers that beg to
differ on that can go put your face next to your tail pipe, while I suck down a couple of cigs- tell me what you think after I have finished my
The only non-smokers I feel for, are the ones that dont contribute to any pollution in any way-
I have to hand it to those of you that never smoked, it is ignorant to ever start, some of us didnt have the same kind of influences you did, - but
I also have to say it is ignorant of you to judge a smoker until you know how hard it is to quit-especially when it is legal. I want to quit because
of the raping I get from Ms Granholm (my gov.), but I have tried many ways and I just havent been successful.
Back to my point though, it is not smoking alone that CAUSES cancer, it is a number of factors, but because most people today are a product of what
they see on TV - they are easily brainwashed by the highest bidder. They say smoking CAUSES cancer, which misleads the fact that it is still just a
contributor. It contributes to heart disease, and many other things too, but so do Big Mac's. So does chlorine in your drinking water, and the air
you breathe, and the soaps you use, and the chemicals we use for house cleaning, and the radon that comes from the ground, and petroleum products, and
glues, and make-up, and TV's, and computer monitors, and steroids pumped into cattle to make them meatier (which is transferred to us when we eat
it-contributing to obesity, and food addiction), and sanitary items for the ladies, and birth control,and the tanning beds, the sun,the paint on the
walls, the insulation in the attic, oh yea, and if you have a gas problem, methane emitted from our own natural bodies CAN be deadly (I know some
people I would stay away from anyways) OK I am just rambling now- think I will close and have a smoke!