posted on May, 30 2006 @ 10:45 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong and stop me if you heard this before, but was it not part of the provisions of the settlement of those copious anti-tobacco
lawsuits a few years back that the tobacco companies had to endorse anti-smoking campaigns and services to help people quite smoking? I find it funny
that no one saw anything terribly wrong with somking until the very same tobacco companies started telling them it's bad. Granted, we've always
known it was unhealthy but today it is demonized to an almost rediculous point. It's a well known fact that statistics can never be believed and are
almost always distorted with a bias towards the presenter.
Sure, tobacco can cause cancer, my grandfather lived to be 82, smoked packs a day and never got cancer. My mom on the other hand drank herself to
death over the course of 10 very dark years. Truth is there are carcinogens everywhere, in your food, in your water, in the materials you work with,
hell even radiating from your monitor as you read this. You could move into the wilderness to get away from it all but the fact is there's even
naturally formed carcinogens and cancer causing materials. Weldors can get cancer from just about everything they do, mechanics can get it from car
fumes, nuclear plant employees can deffinitly get it, radiologists can get it, patients can get it from treatment, the list goes on.
I think this whole thing stems from the common persons misunderstanding of what cancer truly is. Cancer is an uncontrollable cellular mutation,
possibly a remnant of the evolutionary coding that got us to this point. Apparently we all have within us the code to mutate our cells, it's when it
gets out of control that we get cancer. Granted, cancerous mutation can be triggered by certain things, but it can also happen on it's own.
I also find it highly suspicious that the medical community refuses to research any possible alternatives to the painful radioactive treatments that
have been proven unreliable. I'm no scientist but I have read of the effects of "Extract of Wormwood" on cancerous cells. Wormwood (the active
ingredient in the fabled drink "Absinthe") works by attacking iron rich cells, since cancerous cells are high in iron much of the effects of the
wormwood is focused on killing the cancerous cells.
In addition I do think it's disgusting the way people treat smokers, there is no other addiction to which people have such animosity. Are we going
to start kicking overwheight people out of resturants? Should we fire workaholics? Should we begin to sue every company that makes somthing people
get addicted to? No, of course not, because this America and we have a choice, if you make a poor decision it's no one's fault but you're own and
it's rediculous to single out smokers as they are no different from anyone else except that they enjoy a cigarette every once in a while.