posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:49 PM
reply to post by atopsecret
So you work in public health. The relative risk to smokers for heart issues is 1.67. This may be mathematically significant but is INSIGNIFICANT in
terms or epidimiology where you need a 3 or 4 percent increase in relative risk before you can say that the theory that smoking causes cardiac issues
YOU should know this.
Also can you answer this question.
Never-smokers get lung cancer in their late 50s, during their 60s, peaks in their 70s and less risk in their 80s.
Smokers - exactly the same.
Can you explain why smokers don't get lung cancer at earlier ages than never-smokers? Common sense tells us that if smoking CAUSES lung cancer, then
smokers should get lung cancer at an earlier age than never-smokers. But, in fact, the opposite is true. Lung cancers that occur before 55 years of
age tend to occur in never-smokers.
Now how can that be?
Tired of Control Freaks