Funny that so many talk about people "quitting smoking", as a host of corporate interests want it, but that all too few are talking about certain industries quitting doing things that harm or kill people. Many of those who want us to "quit smoking" want us to, instead, get nicotine from PATENTED nicotine delivery devices, not from public-domain natural plants. Same deal pushed Reefer Madness years ago. The horror of that Prohibition lives on.
The Cigarette Industry Ought Quit...
...allowing toxic and cancer-causing pesticide residues in (most) cigarettes.
...adding any of over 1000 often toxic and carcinogenic and untested substances to cigaretes.
...adding sugars, other sweets, flavorings and sootheners that so effectively attract kids to cigarettes;
...adding Burn Accelerants to cigarettes, that all the better cause killer fires.
...failing to list ingredients so that we, and our liability lawyers, might know what is in the products.
...making "tobacco products" that contain absolutely NO tobacco at all, but instead, fake tobaco made from industrial waste cellulose.
...using chlorine-bleached paper and chlorine pesticides because they cause a high level of DIOXIN in smoke from such products.
...using RADIOACTIVE phosphate fertilizers that send Polonium 210 rads to the deepest recesses of unprotected smokers' lungs.
If they "quit" that, or if they were MADE to quit by any respectable (and brave) officials that may be out there, the positive effect on public health would be immeassurable because the "regulators" who've allowed this are the same ones who regulate all our drugs and foods and other products. They would be GONE.
Public Officials ought "Quit"...
...taking money from insurers that own holdings in cigarette manufacture...
...taking money from investors in all cigarette supply and other interests;
...taking money from pharmaceuticals that make so many tobacco pesticides;
...taking money from other pesticide firms;
...taking money from ANY chlorine interest. (Why serve Big Dioxin?)
...taking money from Agricultural Biz that supplies so many cigarette additives;
...lying to the media and to constituents to protect the above-noted interests.
We, the People, ought Quit...
...believing those with such huge economic motives to lie;
...believing those with also huge motive to evade liabilities;
...believing those with huge motive to evade prison for reckless endangerment, if not murder, of millions of duped, unprotected, uninformed, secretly-poisoned victims, those who THOUGHT and are still TOLD that they are just using, and getting sick from, tobacco.
Links to info about most of this are at Fauxbacco
and at http://ktc.com?/~bdrake