ANTI-SMOKING MOVEMENT "BLOWING SMOKE" ?
The following link leads us deeper into the "Smoking-causes-lung-cancer~Or does it?" conundrum. This is the link to the publication of a German
study in an apparently legitimate medical journal that states lung cancer and colon cancer are due strictly to Darwinian selection.
This jogged my memory about reading a few months ago about a British clinical study of smokers, of non-smokers regularly exposed to second-hand-smoke
and of non-smokers who were not subjected to second hand tobacco smoke. The study's objective was to determine if lung cancer was caused by smoking
or genetic factors.
This study's conclusions were the same as the German study:
No statistically significant connection between tobacco smoking or secondary exposure to lung cancer.
So there ARE clinical trials that seem to chop the anti-smoking movement off at the knees.
Here's another link about nicotine to further confuse the issue:
It's all just very strange. Suddenly we who not so long ago were defined as "victims seduced into addiction by dastardly tobacco companies" are
being shamed, hounded and then TAXED disproportionately because we continue to smoke cigarettes.
(By strange contrast, the right to be a morphine addict is supported by tax dollars in methadone clinics all over. How weird is that?)
The evidence --clinical evidence--justifying this brutal anti-smoking campaign is questionable according to MY family history.
Most of my relatives are or were pretty heavy tobacco users. NO incidence of lung cancer or facial or bone or throat cancer in the past 4 generations.
Average age of death probably 80+ years, with a few living into mid-90s and over 100 and dying, as they say, of old age. Predisposition to cancer of
kidney, colon and heart attack--and dying of old age.
I've smoked 40 years. About a pack a day, menthol, going to light cigarettes around age 30.
Further, I was an acute asthmatic as a child. (Again, a family early childhood predisposition that cleared up when I became a teenager).
X-rays of my lungs when I was about 45 led the doctor to ask if I was a smoker or not, (I had said I was), that he couldn't tell by looking at my
I smoke 100% natural menthol cigarettes now (for the past 3 years). I don't have a cough. I don't have breathing problems. I have recently come to
believe I have a goiter due to hypothyroidism (genetic), but I haven't been to a doctor in 15 years, so I don't know for sure. I don't take
medications for anything, but I do take vitamins on and off.
I do have a (genetic predisposition) to high blood pressure, so I gave up caffeine some years back. I wish I could give up overeating...lol. I'm
about 40 pounds overweight ...arghh..!
Now THERE is a problem that has a direct link!!
Check out the links and to all,
kindest regards and thanks for reading my comment!