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Quoting: Patricia Davies
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 didnít 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 †govít 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,
You make some very good points Patricia.
All Maurice wants to do is amble down to his local store and buy some cigarettes, without feeling intimidated, and made to feel like a lepor, also without interference from the left wing liberals who wish to control every aspect of our lives, and be subjected to snide remarks by the holier than thou brigade, not a lot to ask from someone who has served his country, is it?
Still, there is some respite for us at that moment, as the BBC’s propaganda machine is currently concentrating on RACISM, I wonder when they will be tackling the issue of abortion, given that they are so concerned with smoking and unborn children, not a wise thing I would add, the word Hypocrites comes to mind. It wont be long though before they will back on the subject of smoking!!