If you want to stop smoking then pack your bag and fly over to New Zealand. While you are there New Zealand tobacco regulatory agencies will offer you the facts on smoking dangers and by 2017 you may have to leave the country to buy tobacco products. New Zealand is one of the many countries incorporating smoking bans, and like Canada they are banning smoking in your … [Read more...] about New Zealand, Clearly Becoming Smoke-Free
Scientific American just published an article by Brett Isreal with a stiff warning that users of tobacco products are also inhaling live bacteria into their lungs when they smoke tobacco. The amount of carcinogenic substances and chemicals in cigarettes has been the bulk of the research studies, along with the effects of nicotine addition, until now. This new research … [Read more...] about Research Discovers Tobacco in Cigarettes Contain Live Bacteria Strains and Human Pathogens
Tobacco companies have covered up for 40 years the fact that cigarette smoke contains a dangerous radioactive substance that exposes heavy smokers to the radiation equivalent of having 300 chest X-rays a year. Internal company records reveal that cigarette manufacturers knew that tobacco contained polonium-210 but avoided drawing public attention to the fact for fear of … [Read more...] about Big Tobacco Companies Covered Up Radiation Dangers From Smoking
As a practicing hypochondriac it was of particular interest to me to learn about a research company in, of all places, Iceland, which is making what could be historic advances in medicine through the study of human genetics. This company, deCODE genetics, is exploiting a most unusual data base: that of the total population of Iceland where excellent records have been kept … [Read more...] about Could Genetics Play a Role in Degrees of Addiction?
Should the University of Tennessee accept money from the tobacco industry to help promote the growth of domestic tobacco production? That ethical question has yet to be debated—even nearly six months after UT quietly received a one-year $445,000 grant from Philip Morris to establish and operate a Center for Tobacco Grower Research in Morgan Hall on the Knoxville … [Read more...] about UT takes $445,000 of Philip Morris Money for Tobacco Grower Research