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Smoking Unicorns

Posted 01-27-2018 at 02:03 PM by switchtoecig

Here's is another gem from the tireless well oiled and even better funded anti-smoking workshop. Actually, when I think more about it, it's not really anti-smoking. That's just smoke and mirrors, forgive the bad pun. It is anti-smokers and that's why it bothers me.

"Low cigarette consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke" is a research paper by Allan Hackshaw, Joan K. Morris et al. published at DMJ.

Here's the thing: whether this is biased or not, I have no way of assessing. However, what I can clearly see is its complete uselessness.

Conclusion of their "meta-analysis of 141 cohort studies in 55 study reports":

Smoking only about one cigarette per day carries a risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke much greater than expected: around half that for people who smoke 20 per day. No safe level of smoking exists for cardiovascular disease.

Another scientifically packaged quitordie nonsense. These people sat down to analyze the existing study papers. They didn't actually talk to anyone. The talking was probably and hopefully done by all those who performed 141 cohort studies that these 5 boldly analyzed.

Still, there's a question to answer: How on earth can anyone find people who smoke 1 cigarette a day. You're right, no one can.

To be honest with you, I'm not able to answer how exactly they came to their conclusions and whether these are correct from some mathematical or statistical point. But heck, it's clear to me that their conclusions were not worth coming to.

You see, I'm pretty sure they did not find people who smoked one cigarette a day. Read more...
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