reply to post by LightSpeedDriver
The move to ban e-cigs is not backed by the tobacco companies. One tobacco company just bought the company that makes one brand of e-cigs (Lorillard
buys blue e cig)
The move to ban e-cigs is backed by the same companies that have been funding anti-smoking all along - Big Pharma. The reason for banning the e-cig
is NOT heath concerns. Its competition concerns. E cigs are a form of alternate nicotene delivery system. So are the patch, sprays, inhalers sold by
E cigs also compete with smoking cessation medication - like Champix and Welbutrin - all manufactured and sold by Big Pharma
By the way - the reason Big Pharma funds anti-smoking is because Big Pharma sells alternate nicotene devices. Big Pharma wants in on smokers'
dollars. Its a straight up anti-competition move.
As for the lady who thinks the radioactivity in tobacco leaves is responsible for lung cancer.
PLEASE - do you think EVERYBODY in the world is absolutely STUPID? Does it not occur to you that it has been known that tobacco leaves ( along with
every edible plant in the world) is contaminated with Polonium 210 for about the last 50 years.
Polonium 210 is a naturally occuring form of radiation. It is ubiquitous to the environment. Its in dirt that food grows in - its in the dust you
breathe. It has a half-live of about 138 days.
AND it has been intensely investigated to see if it is the cause of lung cancer in smokers. IT IS NOT!!!! The
concentration of Polonium 210 in tobacco leaves (which are cured for 2 or 3 years) is TOO LOW to cause lung cancer. Despite what you may have read
that Big Tobacco "covered up" the existance of Polonium 210 in tobacco, public health and scientists have known about it for decades but the risk
was dismissed because the concentration was too low to cause lung cancer and certainly was not much different that the concentrations of Polonium 210
that EVERYONE is exposed to.
It has been said by public health that smoking caused mouth and throat cancers for at least 50 years. We have been seeing commercials of smokers with
holes in their throats for decades. However, it has recently been determined that the HPV virus causes the majority of such cancers. It was also
said that smoking caused cervical cancers. It has recently been admitted that cervical cancer is caused by the HPV virus.
Mouth, throat and cervical areas of the human body all of one thing in common. They are covered in a mucous membrane and are open to the environment
and thus may be invaded by sexually transmitted viruses. The lungs are also covered by mucous membranes and are also open to the environment and may
be invaded by sexually transmitted viruses.
The lung cancers associated with smoking generally have P53 mutation with a heavy preponderance of G to T tranferance in the DNA string. The P53
mutation is also an indication of INFECTION by a virus.
My money is on the HPV virus as being the cause of lung cancer.
Tired of Control Freaks