Interesting how the industrial and political powers behind tobacco continued to
deny its health effects due to loss of profits despite scientific claims.
I'm sure people see the parallels with how similar forces are denying the
reality of climate change for the same reason.
It's very philosophical and detached to say that we all will die of
something. Try being detached or philosophical with a 46 year old man who has
just been diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer and has 6 months to live.
!00% of the people born on earth will die. Ya can't get out alive.
Fortunately I've never smoked but this decision was not based upon a
government anti-smoking campaign. I was influenced by a family member advising
me of the addictive issues of tobacco use.
Any progress in helping break such an addictive and destructive substance is
wonderful. However, I find it amazing that we progress in one area and with all
our knowledge of the affects of smoking, we now are embracing and legalizing a
mind altering drug and a gateway drug to harsher substances. What a society we
live in! It will be interesting to see how marijuana will affect our society,
and the costs of it's destruction.