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Originally posted by jinx880101
I think the op just posted this for informational purposes & interest sake. I really don't think it's a fear mongering tactic
So, thanks for the info op, but I will still be smoking...I've just quit make up & the pill so ciggs will have to wait until next year!
Originally posted by Yummy Freelunch
your toothbrush has more bacteria than my cigarette..guaranteed!
Anyway..if i quit smoking I'll just shoot up heroine..sighs
Originally posted by TiredofControlFreaks
Or perhaps it was just to provide one more opportunity to have a press release and keep the public nice and juiced up against smokers
Tired of Control Freaks
Can bacteria present in cigarettes survive the burning/smoking
process, be inhaled by smokers and other exposed individuals, and colonize the lungs? In a study by Eaton et al. (1995), the authors recovered Mycobacterium avium from smoked cigarette filters, providing evidence that these microorganisms can survive in the presence of high temperatures and gases generated by a lit cigarette (Eaton et al. 1995).
Thus, it is possible that other organisms, particularly the hardy endospore-formers including Bacillus spp. and Clostridium spp. that were identified in the present study, also could survive the harsh conditions of the cigarette burning/smoking process. However, beyond the Eaton et al. (1995) study, no researchers to our knowledge have investigated the survival of other bacterial species in smoked cigarettes.