posted on Dec, 17 2003 @ 07:47 PM
It's true. Smoking, while causing dozens of other ailments and pumping your body full of tozins, doesn't cause cancer. A cancerous cell takes 30-50
divisions to become malignant, perhaps more. That is quite some time. As one becomes progressively older, the percent chance of cancer development
increase incrementally. Once you hit about 30, it jumps about another 3 to 7 percent. once you hit 45, it jumps another 10 percent.
If you don't believe me, look at statistics. Compare:
1. Average age at which smokers develop cancer and average age which non-smokers develop cancer
2. percent of persons with cancer at any given age, especially upper ages to nonsmokers of the same age
Filter aging out of the smoking equation, and you'll see.
NOTE: I am neither pro tobbacco, nor a smoker, nor encouraging others to smoke. I merely tire of people tellign each other that 'smoking causes
cancer' when it is a genetic thing, caused by being male and/or aging as our bodies lose the capacity to produce cells properly.