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Smoking Is 36 Times Worse Than Working At A Nuclear Reactor

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How they managed to get away with this for so long does not bear thinking about!

It is well-established that 25-30% of all cancer are caused soley by tobacco consumption – a completely avoidable cause.

But what if the tobacco itself were not actually the primary cause of the cancer, but something else contaminating it? And what if it the tobacco industry knew this lethal contaminant was in their product, and even knew how to remove it, but did and said nothing for over 30 years in order to conceal this deadly secret from the public?

In 1998, major tobacco industries’ internal secret documents were made available online by the Master Settlement Agreement, revealing that the industry was aware of the presence of a radioactive substance in tobacco as early as 1959.

It was discovered in 1964 that the cancer-causing radioactive substance was Polonium 210, which millions still inhale in their cigarette smoke, unwittingly.

http://right.is/conservative-opinion/2016/05/smoking-is-36-times-worse-than-working-at-a-nuclear-reactor-2-4604.html

 

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thx for the reminder. I think its on this board somewhere, if not, it is now. I researched this and found the above info before about radioactive materials/etc. The thing is, its avoidable and ppl pay for that stuff.

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9 minutes ago, rbear said:

thx for the reminder. I think its on this board somewhere, if not, it is now. I researched this and found the above info before about radioactive materials/etc. The thing is, its avoidable and ppl pay for that stuff.

from above

Tobacco companies knew that cigarettes contained a radioactive substance called polonium-210, but hid that knowledge from the public for over four decades, a new study of historical documents revealed.

Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, reviewed 27 previously unanalyzed documents and found that tobacco companies knew about the radioactive content of cigarettes as early as 1959. The companies studied the polonium throughout the 1960s, knew that it caused "cancerous growths" in the lungs of smokers, and even calculated how much radiation a regular smoker would ingest over 20 years. Then, they kept that data secret.

 http://abcnews.go.com/Health/tobacco-companies-hid-evidence-radiation-cigarettes-decades/story?id=14635963

Radioactive polonium in cigarette smoke

Cigarette smoke has been called many things – smelly, dangerous and cancer-causing for a start. But radioactive? Yes, that too. Tobacco smoke contains a radioactive chemical element called polonium-210. It’s the same substance that poisoned the Russian Alexander Litvinenko in London two years ago.

Now, a new study reported in the Independent and to be published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that tobacco companies have known about the danger of polonium in cigarette smoke for over 40 years. Monique Muggli, who led the review, examined over 1,500 internal documents from tobacco companies. Most of these have never been published and were made available through legal action.

 

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The polonium is absorbeb by the tobacco plant from the soraying of Calcium Phospate.

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While I agree smoking isn't good for you by any measure, doesn't anyone find it odd that while prime time TV commercials are littered with anti smoking campaigns, there are just as many pro-alcohol commercials. Not to mention every other commercial that isn't anti smoking or pro alcohol, is also a fast food commercial of some sort.

 

They are working very hard trying to get people to quit smoking, but also to drink as much as they "responsibly" can, and eat as much burger king as they can stomach.

 

Where are the studies on the detrimental effects of the chemicals they are putting in our food, water, and air?

 

Why such a focus on just smoking?

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