WARNING: Is smoking the most preventable cause of premature death in the United
Tobacco smoking has been fingered (e.g., U.S. Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare [U.S. DHEW], 1964) as a major cause of
mortality and morbidity, responsible for an estimated 434,000 deaths per year
in the United States (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 1991a).
did you know that the so much publicized 400,000+ "smoking-related' deaths in
the US simply does not exist?
That number is a guess... a
heavily slanted, politically manipulated estimate using a computer model
programmed with the assumptions of causality in synergy with the current
political agenda against tobacco.
It DOES NOT represent an actual
400,000 Smoking "VICTIMS" Live Longer Than the Rest of Us!
Some claim that about 10 million people in the United States have
died from causes attributed to smoking (including heart disease, emphysema, and
other respiratory diseases) since the first Surgeon General's report on smoking
and health in 1964 with 2 million of these deaths the result of lung cancer
In fact, they like to say that "Cigarette smoking is the
single most preventable cause of premature death in the United States."
They declare one in every five deaths in the United States is smoking
related. Every year, smoking kills more than 276,000 men and 142,000 women.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Smoking-attributable mortality and years of potential life lost--United States,
1990. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 1993;42(33):645-8.)
How do they explain why non-smokers (75% of heart disease deaths) die from
the leading cause of death in
Smoking Causes Cancer
Ninety-five per cent of lung cancer deaths are due
directly to cigarette smoking", according to Dr Desmond Carney, oncologist
at University College, Dublin, and secretary general of the International
Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.
Women who smoke increase their risk of dying from lung cancer by
nearly 12 times and the risk of dying from bronchitis and emphysema by more
than 10 times. Between 1960 and 1990, deaths from lung cancer among women have
increased by more than 400%--exceeding breast cancer deaths in the
mid-1980s.(Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
1993;42(44)) The American Cancer Society predicts that 80,000 women will
develop lung cancer this year and 67,000 will die from it, as compared to
43,500 deaths from breast cancer.
Men who smoke increase their risk of death from lung cancer by
more than 22 times and from bronchitis and emphysema by nearly 10 times.
Smoking triples the risk of dying from heart disease among middle-aged men and
women. (CDC Smoking-attributable mortality and years of potential life
lost--United States, 1990. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Now that you're
take a look at it another way...
70% of all cancers occur in
The National Cancer Institute, National
Institutes of Health report in the 1995 Information Please Almanac states that
only 30% of all cancers are caused by smoking.
Did you know that United Nations statistics have listed
Japan and South Korea respectively as first and second in both life expectancy
and tobacco consumption? The Japanese smoke twice as much as Americans and yet
have half the number of lung cancers per 100,000 people.
were really as dreadful, harmful, and dangerous as the Anti-Smoking propaganda
blitz claims it to be . . . how can this be true?!
Why do some people get lung cancer -- even if they
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), lung
cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The American
Thoracic Society points out that over 75 percent of lung cancers are non-small
cell lung cancers (NSCLC) and have an average overall 35-year survival rate of
only 14 percent. Previous research has shown that about 90 percent of NSCLC
appear to be activated by specific signaling pathways in lung
New research suggests eating a lot of processed foods
containing inorganic phosphates could actually stimulate those same
cancer-triggering pathways. In research published in the American Journal of
Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic
Society, scientists from Seoul National University conclude that a diet high in
inorganic phosphates, which are found in a host of processed foods including
meats, cheeses, beverages, and bakery products, might spur the growth of lung
cancer. The researchers also suggest the food additive may contribute to the
development of malignancies in people predisposed to lung cancer.
living organisms need a moderate level of phosphate, the use of inorganic
phosphates as a food additive to increase water retention and improve food
texture artificially has soared over the past decade. That means the average
American diet is loaded with excess amounts of phosphates. "In the 1990s,
phosphorous-containing food additives contributed an estimated 470 mg per day
to the average daily adult diet. However, phosphates are currently being added
much more frequently to a large number of processed foods, including meats,
cheeses, beverages, and bakery products. As a result, depending on individual
food choices, phosphorous intake could be increased by as much as 1000 mg per
day," Dr. Cho explained in the media statement. [Processed Foods
Linked to Lung Cancer, Viewzone]
There are a lot of processed foods
that aren't good for you, and most of these are made with trans-fats, saturated
fats, large amounts of sodium and sugar. high-fructose corn syrup, aspartame,
artificial food colorings, and a wide variety of other toxic substances.
- Canned foods with large amounts of sodium or fat.
- Breads and pastas made with refined white flour instead
of whole grains.
- Packaged high-calorie snack foods such as chips and
- Frozen fish sticks and frozen dinners that are high in
- Packaged cakes and cookies.
- Boxed meal mixes that are high in fat and sodium.
- Sugary breakfast cereals.
- Processed meats.
It should not
surprise anyone that the incidence of cancer has increased as many people now
consume high amounts of processed foods. In fact, the high consumption of these
processed foods is also responsible for the explosion of obesity,
lower IQ's in children, and other diseases such as
diabetes, prediabetes, and hypertension.
Since the manufacturers of
these deadly foods control most of the government regulatory agencies, it's no
surprise they are not fingering processed foods as a leading cause of death and
instead point their fingers somewhere else... namely, the tobacco industry.
In truth, smoking is not a leading
cause of cancer.
Lung cancer is primarily a condition developed in old age,
with average age of onset age 65, according to American Cancer Society
literature. It's estimated more people will die of lung cancer in populations
of older Americans, and where more older Americans live, there more lung cancer
deaths will be estimated. More incidence of lung cancer and deaths from lung
cancer are likely to occur in Florida than in any other state. That's where the
highest percentage of retirees live. And that's where ACS estimates more lung
cancers will occur. Lung cancer is a disease of old age, not smoking.
Research has now firmly linked many of today's cancers
with tainted virus vaccinations given in the early 1950s. In 1960, researchers
discovered that the polio vaccine distributed to certain states was infected
with another virus called "Simian Virus 40." SV-40 is a monkey virus that is
not normally found in humans. Unknown at the time, it was present in hundreds
of rhesus monkeys that were used to grow and harvest the polio vaccine.
Injected into research animals, the SV-40 virus causes brain and lung cancers.
Now, some forty years later, its effect on humans is just being investigated.
- Michele Carbone, Assistant Professor of Pathology at
Loyola University in Chicago, has recently isolated fragments of the SV-40
virus in human bone cancers and in a lethal form of lung cancer called
mesothelioma. He found SV-40 in 33% of the osteosarcoma bone cancers studied,
in 40% of other bone cancers, and in 60% of the mesotheliomas lung
- Researchers from the Institute of Histology and General
Embryology of the University of Ferrara, lead by Dr. Fernanda Martini,
discovered SV-40's presence in a variety other tumors. They found the rhesus
monkey virus in 83% of choriod plexus papillomas, in 73% of ependymomas, in 47%
of astrocytomas, in 50% of glioblastomas, and in 14% of meningiomas.
- Even more shocking, SV-40 has appeared in 61% of all
new cancer patients -- patients even too young to have received the
contaminated vaccine being administered forty years ago!
- Instead of getting the "dead" virus in an injection,
the Federal vaccination policy was changed mandating that children should be
given the new live "oral polio vaccine" (OPV). This decision was based upon the
belief that the OPV recipient would "shed" the virus through body contact with
other non-vaccinated children and adults, thereby spreading the "live" virus
throughout the population. The SV-40 virus that contaminated the oral polio
vaccine quickly spread from child to child and from child to adult, crossing
state lines and national boundaries. By 1960, when the virus was first
detected, it was already too late to prevent its dissemination throughout the
population. The FDA quietly and gradually instituted a program to eliminate
rhesus monkeys, who harbor the SV-40, and replace them with African Green
monkeys that are free of the virus.
A number of public statements have been made by the
National Cancer Institute, attempting to put their spin on these disturbing
revelations. In an statement published in the January (1999) New England
Journal of Medicine, the institute states that there is no evidence of an
increase in humans of the types of cancers found in laboratory animals that
have been injected with SV-40. But other researchers remind us that SV-40 has
already been found in a wide variety of other tumors. It has been shown that
individuals who received the tainted oral vaccine demonstrate a higher
occurrence of these cancers.
Not surprisingly, the US government and its
agencies are reluctant to pursue this matter. In fact, requests to the National
Institute for Health for grants to study the SIV and simian cyto-megalovirus
(SCMV) were recently denied. Microbiologist Howard Urnovitz, Ph.D., may have an
explanation as he stated in the Boston Globe: "that almost 100 million
Americans were exposed (to SV-40) through a government sponsored program, but
for over 30 years, there has been virtually no government effort to see if
anyone's been harmed by the exposure." He added, "The government will not fund
science that makes it look culpable."
Philip Wiley sought at least $13.3 million in
compensatory damages from six tobacco companies and two industry groups for the
1991 death of his wife. A jury in Muncie, Indiana agreed there is no proven
connection between second hand smoke and cancer and said cigarettes were
not a defective product, that their makers were not negligent and the tobacco
industry was not liable in the cancer death of a nonsmoking nurse exposed to
secondhand smoke at a veteran's hospital. Industry attorneys pointed out that
Mrs. Wiley's cancer may have had other causes and could have started in her
pancreas, then spread to her lung.
Smoking May Actually Be Healthy For
Smoking may actually help reduce the risk
of breast cancer in some women, according to a study, published in the Journal
of the National Cancer Institute. The study found that smoking reduces by 50
percent the risk of developing breast cancer in women who have a rare
genetic mutation that can lead to to the disease.
Studies have shown
evidence of an inverse relationship between smoking and the risk of contracting
Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. In fact, most studies show that the
more one smokes, the lower the risk level.
Scientists reported at the
Society for Neuroscience annual meeting that they're encouraged they can design
medications to capitalize on the benefits of nicotine without cardiovascular
and other side effects. Apparently, they found that Nicotine-like compounds can
improve memory and might one day be used in pills to treat disorders like
Alzheimer's disease. [CBS Marketwatch, Nov 8, 1998]
What Is the Leading Cause of Death in
Is cigarette smoking the single most preventable cause
of premature death in the United States?
- The CDC estimates 434,000 smoking related deaths per
year in the U.S.
- The number of babies that die from abortion in the
United States is 1.2 million a year.
- The total number of iatrogenic deaths (caused by
medical doctors) is 783,936.
- The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697.
- The 2001 annual cancer death rate is 553,251.
review and close reading of medical peer-review journals, and government health
statistics shows that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good.
The number of people having in-hospital, adverse drug reactions (ADR) to
prescribed medicine is 2.2 million. Dr. Richard Besser, of the CDC, in 1995,
said the number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral
infections was 20 million. Dr. Besser, in 2003, now refers to tens of millions
of unnecessary antibiotics.
The number of unnecessary medical and
surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million. The number of people
exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million. It is evident
that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in
the United States. [Death By Medicine]
and death is a big profit center for the health care industry.
Considering the enormous health care expenditure (14% of the GDP), we should
have the best medicine in the world. We should be reversing disease, preventing
disease, and doing minimal harm. With a record fewer people that smoke, we
should see reduced tobacco related illnesses. However, careful and objective
review shows the opposite. Because sickness
is profitable and medical doctors are trained to dispense toxic drugs to
treat symptoms rather than cure the cause, the whole medical field is topsy
Medicine is not taking into consideration the following
monumentally important aspects of a healthy human organism:
- Stress and how it adversely affects the immune system
and life processes;
- Insufficient exercise;
- Excessive caloric intake;
- Nutritional deficiencies;
- Highly-processed and denatured foods grown in denatured
and chemically-damaged soil;
- Consumption of genetically modified food, aspartame,
fluoride, and other chemicals in food and water supply;
- Exposure to tens of thousands of environmental toxins.
Instead of minimizing these disease-causing factors, we
actually cause more illness through medical technology, diagnostic testing,
overuse of medical and surgical procedures, and overuse of
pharmaceutical drugs. The huge disservice
of this therapeutic strategy is the result of little effort or money being
appropriated for preventing disease.
So why do we continue to believe
the propaganda put out by the very people who are killing us? Sadly, because of
the money. There is so much money to be made by these drug pushers, they are
more than happy to reinvest large portions of their profits into mind-bending
propaganda campaigns designed to scare
and fool the public... and it's working.
Quitting Can be Dangerous
According to three medical doctors writing in the journal
Medical Hypotheses, giving up smoking can kill you. The doctors were "struck by
the more than casual relationship between the appearance of lung cancer and an
abrupt and recent cessation of the smoking." In 182 of the 312 cases they
treated, habitual smokers of at least a pack a day for at least a
quarter-century developed lung cancer shortly after they gave up smoking.
In a rush to cover their tracks and bad statistics,
anti-smoking advocates are quickly revising their numbers to be more in line
with their political ambitions. In the 1960's epidemiologists estimated that
smoking killed one fourth of all regular smokers. That estimate was later
raised to one third. More recently they suggest that both estimates are too
low. According to scientist Richard Peto, lifelong cigarette use, particularly
if begun before age 20, kills at least half of all smokers.
Misrepresents the Facts
Americans are not experiencing the "epidemic of tobacco related
disease and death" the anti-smokers claim. If that were true, why would annual
death rates decrease in the U.S. as cigarette sales rates increase?
Census Death by Death Sales per
Year Population All Cause Rate% Billion
1900 75,994,600 1,307,107 1.72 2.5
1910 91,972,260 1,351,992 1.47 8.6
1920 105,710,600 1,374,358 1.30 44.6
1930 122,775,100 1,387,358 1.13 119.3
1940 131,669,300 1,422,028 1.08 181.9
1950 150,697,400 1,446,695 0.96 369.8
1960 179,323,200 1,703,570 0.95 484.4
1970 203,302,000 1,921,031 0.94 536.5
1980 226,545,800 1,989,841 0.88 631.5
1990 248,709,900 2,162,000 0.87 525.0
2000 281,421,906 2,403,351 0.85 413.9
Smokers represented nearly 50% of the adult male/female
population for several decades in the United States according to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking among adults decreased dramatically
from 42% in 1965 to 26% in 1994. During this period, smoking among the adult
male population declined from 52% to 28%; adult female smoking declined from
34% to 23%. In 1994, 48 million adults 18 years of age and older (25.3 million
men, 22.7 million women) were current smokers in the United States.
nearly 50% of the population smoked, you would expect at least nearly 50% of
the people who die would be smokers, if smoke has nothing to do with dying. It
stands to reason we should start suspecting that smoke kills smokers only when
over 50% of those who die in a given year are smokers. By their own statistics,
only about 20% of the deaths are smokers.
At the end of World War II,
about 90 per cent of the adult male population of Britain smoked. If lung
cancer takes about 20-25 years to show, as some claim, then by 1965, or 1970 at
the latest, we would have seen an epidemic of truly catastrophic proportions.
One in every eleven British men would have been dying of lung cancer. This
simply did not happen.
There hardly appears to be the profound danger
anti-smoking advocates would have us believe. As a matter of fact, it would
appear you have a greater chance of dying if you're a non-smoker!
another look at the numbers, 38% of the people who smoke live beyond 80 years
old, 50% live beyond 75, and 85% live beyond 65. This compares to 43% of
non-smokers living beyond 80 years old, 50% of non-smokers live beyond 75, and
85% of non-smokers live beyond 65. The government and anti-smoking lobby can't
explain this disparity, so they lie.
Fewer Cigarettes Equals MORE
U.S. historical statistics show that, in the period
1973-1994, annual per capita consumption of cigarettes FELL from 4,148 to
2,493. But in the same period, the incidence of lung and bronchial cancer ROSE
from 42.5 to 57.1 cases per 100,000 population. How can this be if the
propaganda of the Anti-Tobacco Pharmaceutical Cartel is correct?
deluge of anti-smoking hysteria is actually a very recent thing. And it's quite
sudden too. Look at a film from only 10 or 15 years ago and you'll see everyone
smoking away merrily and without a worry. They're smoking in the elevator, in
the office and, of course, in every decent bar!
How can it be that
we've been so suddenly immersed in this tidal wave of warnings and fear and -
let's be clear - propaganda? Doesn't it seem a bit too orchestrated?
the risk of repeating myself
because of money, control, and jurisdiction.