posted on Nov, 28 2006 @ 08:11 PM
I want very badly to applaud you MrWupy, but I can't because you're a fellow mod.
Cancer rates exploded after the nuclear tests, and cigarettes provided a convenient scapegoat.
Anyway, I would love to see all you non-smokers bring hard evidence to the table that smoking causes all the cancer it gets blamed for causing. The
source of a cancer CANNOT BE DETERMINED without expensive tests which are not covered by insurance, so very, very few people get them done. Causality
cannot be guessed at, nevermind proven, if you rely solely on statistical tangents.
One Canadian forest fire puts all the smokers in the WORLD to shame in terms of particulates and carcinogens - but keep attacking the scapegoat if it
makes y'all feel smart and righteous.
Furthermore, evidence painting smoking in a less ridiculous light gets routinely suppressed (both actively, by editors and universities, and passively
via favoritism in the research grant process).
70% of smokers want to quit? How many want to quit based on accurate, relevant information? I'd wager ZERO.
Any movement that relies on disinformation and intimidation cannot claim pure and altrusitic motives, sorry about that.
[edit on 28-11-2006 by WyrdeOne]