posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:03 PM
reply to post by TupacShakur
The tobacco companies are NOT getting away with putting chemicals in tobacco that "kill" 400,000 people per year!
1. The 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke that you see quoted are the by-products of combustion
2. Most of the "chemicals" and additives that are put in tobacco consist of sugar, rum, flavoring agents, ammonia to change the pH so that the
nicotene is absorbed in the lungs and not in the mucous membranes of the mouth.
3. I live in Canada - it has been illegal here for about 20 years to put anything in tobacco except for the ammonia.
As for the 400,000 so-called deaths caused per year....those are theoretical deaths calculated by a computer called SAMMEC based on some very very
shaky studies. There are no actual bodies connected to those deaths.
When a person has lung cancer or heart disease or any other so-called smokers disease, there is currently no way of pinpointing the cause of the
For example - lung cancer has over 40 known or suspected "causes" of which smoking is only one of them. However, if over the course of a lifetime,
if you smoked more than 100 cigarettes over your whole life, if you get lung cancer, the cause of your death will be attributed to smoking.
So if you were 13 and experimented with smoking behind the barn but quit smoking when you are 15 and then lived until you were 75 - the CAUSE of your
lung cancer is said to be cigarettes that you smoked over 50 years ago. Never mind if you worked in an asbestos mine or a coal mine or with welding
fumes for 30 years of your life. You are a SMOKER and the lung cancer is your punishment for not having obeyed the edicts of the nanny state!
The word smoking-related disease does not mean that never-smokers don't get those diseases. It simply means that a smoker got the disease and
therefore it must have been CAUSED by smoking. A never-smoker with the very same diagnosis does not have a smoking-related disease.
TIRED OF CONTROL FREAKS