Smoking Cigarettes and Effects of Cigarette Smoking Among Various Positive Reports of Tobacco Use and Statistics
Smoking Cigarettes and Effects of Cigarette Smoking Among Various Positive Reports of Tobacco Use and Statistics begin with the rare smoking report recounted by Larry Brian Radka below:
The smoking news in this old report on smoking tobacco is obscure and humorous but positive indeed. After reporting that "in men small doses of tobacco smoke excite the intellectual faculties," under the heading "Tolerance of Tobacco," in the Year-Book of Nature and Popular Science for 1872, John C. Draper, M.D., also pointed out that
“A remarkable instance of tolerance by the human system of the excessive use of tobacco is afforded in the case of Mr. Klaes, of Rotterdam. This gentleman, who was known as the 'king of smokers,' has just died in his eightieth year, and is said to have consumed during his long life more than four tons of tobacco.
The ruling passion was apparent in the will of the deceased, and in his eccentric request that his oak coffin might be lined with the cedar of his old cigar-boxes, and that a box of French caporal and a packet of old Dutch tobacco might be placed at its foot, and by the side of his body his favorite pipe, together with matches, flint and steel, and tinder.”
(President Reagan quit smoking and later died of Alzheimer's disease)
And beside Dr. Draper's smoking report, other authorities have pointed out the benefits of smoking tobacco for several centuries now.
“From sharpening mental acuity to maintaining optimal weight, the relatively small risks of smoking have always been outweighed by the substantial improvement to mental and physical health," maintains Forces International.
“Now the same anti-tobacco enterprise that has spent billions demonizing the pleasure of smoking is providing additional reasons to smoke. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Tourette's Syndrome, even schizophrenia and cocaine addiction are disorders that are alleviated by tobacco. Add in the still inconclusive indication that tobacco helps to prevent colon and prostate cancer and the endorsement for smoking tobacco by the medical establishment is good news for smokers and non-smokers alike. Of course the revelation that tobacco is good for you is ruined by the pharmaceutical industry's plan to substitute the natural and relatively inexpensive tobacco plant with their overpriced and ineffective nicotine substitutions. Still, when all is said and done, the positive revelations regarding tobacco are very good reasons indeed to keep lighting those cigarettes.”
And perhaps smokers should start charging non-smokers for the beneficial smoke they inhale.
In 1995, the Library of Congress reviewed all studies published to date and concluded the risks were small to nonexistent. In 2002, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration declared that secondhand smoke was such a minor risk that it was not worth regulating.”
The September 17, 2010 issue (584) of the Property Rights Newsletter reported: "New St. Louis AQ study published by Washington University proves once again shs is not a workplace health hazard. The test results prove secondhand smoke levels in St. Louis MO. establishments tested are 110 to 877 times SAFER than OSHA workplace air quality requirements. Thank you Washington University for proving our point once again... secondhand smoke is not a workplace health hazard, and doesn't require government legislation. Especially in light of the fact that smoking bans eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs." And you thought "Global Warming" was the only big lie.
If you think that all the 'scientific' stuff you hear about secondhand smoke is true, think again! Read "The Lies Behind The Smoking Bans" at: http://kuneman.smokersclub.com/PASAN/StilettoGenv5h.pdf and you'll see how you've been lied to!
Furthermore, smoking does not in all cases seem to have an adverse effect on longevity.
The actor Charles Lane died at the age of 102 in July of 2007. Associate Press writer Bob Thomas reported that Lane's “son noted that his father smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 70 years.”
On August 29, 2007, I heard Dr. Dean Edell, the host of America's second most popular syndicated radio talk show, speak about a hundred-year-old woman celebrating her birthday while lighting up a cigarette. She had been smoking since she was seven years old, before World War I, and continuing to enjoy her pastime ninety-three years later.
Here's a more recent example of how smoking cigarettes and longevity agree:
On July 18th 2009, the New York Post reported on the death of Henry Allingham, a 113-year-old man, with these headlines:
WORLD'S OLDEST MAN DIES AFTER LIFE OF 'CIGARETTES,
WHISKY AND WILD, WILD WOMEN'
Regardless of these outstanding accounts, smoking is apparently not good for everyone; and experience has shown that one should proceed with this enjoyable pastime with CAUTION. Some human constitutions have proven not to handle nicotine well. The reasons may be explained by the type of genes one inherits and in one having positive and productive mental attitudes, which seem to enhance their bodies' defenses against the negative effects of smoke.
A case in point might be the famous CBS news reporter Edward R. Murrow.
He smoked every day two to three packs of filterless Camel cigarettes, like "the doctors' choice" in the ad below showing those shared by the U. S. Army physicians in an advertisement on a page from an old Journal of the American Medical Association of June 5, 1043.
This award-winning World War II reporter died at 57, two years after his cancerous left lung was removed.
The journalist's early demise may or may not have been connected with his smoking habit that he enjoyed so much, if we consider that many non-smokers die of lung cancer.
Nevertheless, during the old TV show See It Now, covering the possible connection between smoking and cancer, Murrow reported, "I doubt I could spend a half hour without a cigarette with any comfort or ease."
Pictorial and Political Notes
Ironically, considering today's AMA stand against smoking, below are two more old advertisements promoting cigarette smoking from the Journal of the American Medical Association:
(JOURNAL A. M. A. Aug 28, 1943, Adv.)
(J. A. M. A. Mar 17, 1945, Adv.)
Science is conclusive: Tobacco increases work capacity. Nicotine improves human brain performance. Is the bad reputation of smoking undeserved? The brain works better when it gets nicotine—almost like an optimized computer. Nicotine is a “work-drug” that enables its consumers to focus better and think faster. The brain also becomes more enduring, especially in smokers: Nicotine experiments show that smokers in prolonged working situations are able to maintain concentration for many hours longer than non-smokers. Nicotine boosts attention, precision, motor skills, speed and memory.
Nevertheless, these attributes are overlooked by tax-hungry governments shoving their responsibilities over to non-elected officials out to overlook smokers' rights to smoke at any cost.
And poor smokers suffer the most.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 20.8% of all American adults smoke, but 30.6% of adults below the poverty line are smokers. This means that this massive tax increases experienced by smokers today disproportionately impacts the individuals who are least able to afford it. Lower-income individuals also have the greatest difficulty in reducing their use of tobacco because they cannot easily afford products like nicotine patches that might help them overcome their addictions—so they are caught between a rock (cigarette addiction) and a hard place (anti-smoking drug prices).
Furthermore, the National Taxpayers Union noted that tobacco taxes take a 50-times-larger share of income from those earning less than $20,000 than those earning more than $200,000. Put another way: Families making less than $30,000 per year pay more than half of all taxes paid on cigarettes, while families making more than $60,000 pay only 14 percent. The federal and state governments worldwide have seen fit to rape poor tobacco users without so much as a welcoming kiss for years now, and smokers internationally have begun protesting.
Yet cold-hearted medical groups inspire tax increases right in the middle of a worldwide recession and see them as a great incentive to help persuade smokers to quit. Their big argument is that the cost to the governments to pay for increased health care for smokers gives them the right to tax them heavily. If valid, then the governments should surely start taxing their grossly overweight people, soldiers, and everyone else who participates in an action that leads to increased health care costs.
The widespread obesity epidemic in the United States is now their target. The campaign has already begun by attempts to ban trans fats in some states and by commercials about diabetes and unhealthy fats.
Fat people will soon become taxed as heavily, if not more, than smokers because the health care costs for obese people are already becoming the greatest burden on society.
Our governments are already figuring out what the appropriate weight per person should be and planning to tax a person per pound rate for anything above that. Can you imagine the tax these impulsive creatures will have to pay for their habit?
A press release issued by the Governor’s office in New York on December 16, 2008 confirms that New York will be among the first jurisdictions in the world to impose an obesity tax in the form of a tax on non-diet soft drinks—even though the ingredients in diet drinks are cancer suspects. The new budget measure will add an 18 percent sales tax on non-diet soft drinks to “combat obesity and related diseases.” The city of New York has already banned smoking and eliminated trans fats on restaurant menus. It is also going after salt. Where does it stop? The Neo-Nazis are winning their war against smokers and obese people.
This is just the prelude to the upcoming war against individual rights guaranteed by the U. S. Constitution. Now is the time for fat people to band with smokers reading this rare report on smoking cigarettes and the effects of cigarette smoking to stop the reckless raping rampage by so many unhappy pleasure police!
People have a natural tendency to do something pleasureable with their hands, whether lighting up a cigarette, gulping down fat food, or some other enjoyable pastime. People have a right to choose their addictions, without any government interference!
I am going to try to find out who is behind this atrocious city code and consider them in the next election. As a smoker of two to three packs of cigarettes for 56 years now, I don't see why we smokers should be denied our rights. An "Obese Free Hospital Campus" seems as appropriate to me as a "Tobacco Free Campus." After all, 50% or more of obese people are ex-smokers that chose to pig out instead of smoking and are at a much greater health risk than us smokers. Tell me how many have lived to be 113 years old?
See http://www.historyinsidepictures.com/Pages/SmokingCigarettesandEffectsofCigaretteSmokingAmongVariousPositiveReportsofTobaccoUsean.aspx for a little more info.
Many Parkersburg residents are smokers, and I hope all become aware of how they are being persecuted before the next municipal election. Most behind the municipal code are probably obese creatures to boot. And people who live in glass house should not throw stones!
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