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originally posted by: TiredofControlFreaks
a reply to: opethPA
No - not good enough of an answer.
Kids get message from a pig lung. Southfield students learn tobacco's effects. By Gina Damron, Free Press Staff Writer. Detroit Free Press, Mar. 30, 2006. A bunch of little anti-smoker Tar Wars Hitler Youths from Southfield-Lathrup High School were the purveyors of lies and deceit to elementary school children. "'There's so much wrong, misleading information on TV' about smoking, said Southfield-Lathrup senior Desiree Tucker, 17. 'It's good to give them a positive and thoughtful message.'" Never mind that cigarette advertising was banned on TV long before this rotten little punk was born. And that this "positive and thoughtful message" consists of misrepresenting pig lungs which never breathed a whiff of smoke but were soaked in some unspecified brew for dramatic effect are what happens when people smoke; of lying that cigarette ads lie because they show people who are not suffering from lung cancer, when the vast majority of smokers do not get lung cancer; and harping about the costs of cigarettes, when the anti-smokers' lie that smoking is an economic burden to society to get cigarette taxes raised so high that they constitute most of the cost. They even got one ignorant twit to prattle ""I think that it should be illegal to sell tobacco," "It's affecting our environment and it's killing our people." The message that parents should be giving their children to counteract this slime and dishonesty is that anti-smokers are the filthy, bloodsucking scum of the planet earth. (Link died freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060330/CFP08/603300382/1110) Anti-smokers Dish Up Pig Lungs. By Louise Story. Hartford Courant, May 31, 2000. "Two sets of pigs' lungs were on display in the cafeteria Tuesday, at an American Lung Association anti-smoking table. On the right hung the healthy lungs, on the left the smoker's lungs... Johnston said the pigs' lungs, which are anatomically similar to those of humans, had been made to look like a smoker's lungs with injected carbon particles. Carbon is the chemical in tobacco products that stains smokers' lungs." Anti-smokers Dish Up Pig Lungs / Hartford Courant
The risks of disease associated with each risk factor were not significantly different. The authors conclude that a unique risk factor profile for disease was not apparent among subjects who had never smoked, although never smokers were more likely to be women and to have higher levels of other risk factors.
From 1998/99 to 2008/09, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among Canadians increased by 70%. The greatest relative increase in prevalence was seen in the 35 to 39 and 40 to 44 year age groups, where the proportion doubled. Likely, this increase in younger age groups is, in part, a consequence of increasing rates of overweight and obesity.
We now know that smoking causes type 2 diabetes. In fact, smokers are 30–40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers. And people with diabetes who smoke are more likely than nonsmokers to have trouble with insulin dosing and with controlling their disease.3 The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk for type 2 diabetes.3 No matter what type of diabetes you have, smoking makes your diabetes harder to control. If you have diabetes and you smoke, you are more likely to have serious health problems from diabetes. Smokers with diabetes have higher risks for serious complications, including:
The CDC officially identified obesity as an epidemic over ten years ago and things have gotten worse since. The CDC provides us data showing that over third of our adult population is clinically obese, and the medical costs to the nation are over $147 billion annually, more than the costs due to smoking.
DENVER — Lung cancer rates are increasing in people who have never smoked, according to two new studies presented here at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer. In fact, at one institution, the incidence of never-smokers diagnosed with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) jumped from 13% to 28% during a 6-year period, Eric Lim, MD, from the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in London, United Kingdom, and colleagues report in their study. And many of these patients initially presented with advanced-stage disease. The second study demonstrated that the incidence of lung cancer in never-smokers is increasing in the United States. This was observed in three facilities, most significantly for NSCLC. At one institution, for example, the rate of never-smokers climbed from 8.9% in 1990–1995 to 19.5% in 2011–2013.
One of the weakest links in the Surgeon General’s argument  is that the shift from SqCC to AdC “is confined to smokers.” Though they claimed that “neither the overall risk of lung cancer nor the risk of adenocarcinoma has changed over time among never smokers”, there has in fact been a clear change in never smokers. That there has been such a change is supported by an analysis  in which absolute lung cancer mortality rates by smoking habit and histological type were estimated indirectly based on relative risk estimates from studies published in the 20th century, coupled with WHO mortality data for the same country and period. It is also supported by results reported by Samet et al. , who noted that in men the rate of AdC was increasing over time and the rate of SqCC was decreasing, regardless of smoking habits. That a change in never smokers has occurred has recently been demonstrated even more clearly in a study published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology . That study investigated how the proportion of AdC varied in never smokers by time, sex and region, based on published evidence from epidemiological studies on the distribution of lung cancer types. Data were analysed from 219 sex- and period- specific blocks of data drawn from 157 publications. It was clear that there was a time-related increase in the proportion of AdC which was evident in both sexes, all regions, and regardless of the denominator used (AdC and SqCC combined, the four main histological types combined, or all lung cancer cases). Compared to the period 1950-69, the ratio of AdC to SqCC was higher by a factor 1.67 in 1970-79, 1.97 in 1980-89, 2.35 in 1990-99 and 3.93 in 2000 onwards. The authors present arguments that the time trends could not be explained by limitations in the literature searches, changes in exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, or the inclusion of misclassified current or former smokers among the never smokers.