"Sit vis nobiscum."
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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,
It’s a bit of a specious argument using the percentages to prove or disprove your case eg: 14% of all road deaths in the UK in 2010 were caused by drink driving, therefore 86% were caused by something else, so on the face of it something else is more dangerous than drink driving, to get the something else figures down, get the drink driving figures up, and encourage more people to go out drinking and driving more.
The DD % would rise, the something else figures would fall making something else statistically a bit safer, I don’t think so!!!!!!!!!!
If nobody smoked the cancers caused by smoking would be 0%, then 100% would be caused by other things.
My wifes’ uncle was a lifelong smoker, always in denial that smoking did any harm, seeing him die from emphysema was a tragic testimony to what cigarettes can do to you.
When we cleared his flat out it had to be professionally cleaned, not because he was dirty, ceilings and doors,walls etc were sticky with tar.
That is fact!!
Just because a person appears not to be affected by cigarettes, does not mean another will not be.