posted on Jan, 11 2018 @ 03:38 AM
a reply to: neutronflux
I did answer your question.
I linked to a second hand smoke toxicology study dealing exactly with the chemicals in cigarettes, then showed the amount of cigarettes you would need
in a small room within an hour time period, for a subset of the supposedly most dangerous chemicals in cigarettes, to have those chemicals reach
dangerous levels for humans, based on known safe toxicology limits.
The exceedingly minuscule amount of those chemicals in a single cigarette, or even a pack of cigarettes, is well below other daily sources of those
For instance, Benzene and it's derivatives is in many daily activities. That slightly sweet smell in petrol when filling your car is Benzene, and a
minute spent filling your car exposes you to magnitudes higher levels than even prolonged cigarette use.
That's my whole point... that in moderation, cigarettes are significantly less harmful than many other daily activities. The hypocrisy is that smoking
will be blamed for premature death, because it has those chemicals... yet other activities with much higher exposure rates are ignored.