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Quoting: Colin Hall
Raymond...in case you missed it...Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in Australia killing 50 Australians daily, 350 each week, and around 19,000 every year.
Smoking causes 20% of all cancers, 21% of all heart disease and costs $12.7 billion a year in health care, lost productivity and other costs. So youíre right, if you didnít smoke, every Australian could indeed have his own personal aircraft!
Statistics are just that, statistics..
Equally, scientifically challenged and disproved by health professionals, however,
Think about it. if smoking causes 20% of all cancers, what causes the other 80% ??
21 % of all heart diease, err the other 79%???
$12.7 billion a year in health care costs, there a billions of other chronic and debilitating viruses that attack the human body and the cost is relevant!
Smokers pay for most of it!
less productivity and other costs ?
Speaking from personal knowledge as a 35 year plus smoker, I have only ever lost a week off work due to viral pneumonia and none since.
I have never been in hosptal since I had my appendix out at 18 years old, at the time I didn’t smoke....
I have rheumatoid arthritis...and nothing else......
Science ? or fact?
Every individual is prone to illness or disease of one sort or another, to target smoking and create panic and fear, is just another gov’t cash grab and spin to keep you all from seeing the other dirty thieving tricks they get up to, which are well publicised if you research properly.
And frankly, if anyone wants to lecture me on smoke, i would just say , blow it out of your ear..
We see it everyday,