Originally posted by hadriana
What if the big problem with tobacco wasn't lung cancer?
The native Americans held it as being sacred, and used it in diplomatic and religious ceremonies, and healings.
IE Peace pipe
What if....what if the big reason for hating tobacco had nothing to do with lung cancer, but had something to do with that it caused people that
smoked it to have a bit of an expanded consciousness, awareness, or desire for peace?
I grow tobacco, but I don't smoke it. However, there is something very special about these plants.
I really hate that it - and the people that smoke it - have been so demonized.
Actually, the biggest factor in cancer is the radioactive fertilizer they are using for tobacco (AND FOODS). Japan smokes more and has less smoking
SFU in BC did a study on smoking and the mucus it causes prevented lung cancer from radioactive isotopes from nuclear accidents and war, etc.
I would recommend growing your own organic tobacco if you can, indoors or out, if addicted.
Smoking isn't good for heart, and vascular and overall health, so that study is just one component.
Here in Canada, they don't want people to quit easily and banned buying 1 smoke at a time. They should be loose in containers, not just packs, so
when you're quitting and having a hard time, you could buy a couple ever few days. What I mean is this, quitting with the patch, going over the
hurdle of not smoking, for there are stages, but you overcome relatively easy with a few hard areas. Then, you're cutting down the patch, well I
didn't buy stage 1 or 2 or 3, I just cut down stage 1. It works fine once you're off all smokes and butts, that is not nice, but far more merciful
than cold turkey. Cut down the patch. Get off the patch. And then spend months having your dopamine production stop, and you get anxiety attacks,
can't breathe, and in short, though not addicted, and not even wanting to smoke, can't function.
That dopamine issue is huge for a lot of people who readdict themselves to be able to function again, against their will, and not wanting to.
If there was loose cigarettes sold, they could buy 1-3 a couple times a week and not restart, and still function.
But our government knows that and they don't want people to quit.
They also banned electronic smokes. The whole thing is insane.
edit on 14-9-2012 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)