I am always amazed at how many people think second hand smoke is worse than air pollution. Second hand smoke remains the myth that tries so hard to be proven.Continue Reading
…a person who smokes one or two cigars a day and does not inhale actually runs a slightly lower lung cancer risk than a nonsmoker. Alas, “Cigars Protect Against Lung Cancer, Study Shows,” is not a headline you are likely to see anytime soon.Continue Reading
"They have created a fear that is based on nothing" ~World-renowned pulmonologist, president of the prestigious Research Institute Necker for the last decade, Professor Philippe Even, now retired, tells us that he’s convinced of the absence of harm from passive smoking. A shocking interview.Continue Reading
The issue of pipe and cigar smoking is murky. Some people argue that those who smoke tobacco in these forms are at a much higher risk of oral cancers, as well as the risk of large quantities of second-hand smoke generated. On the other hand, others maintain that no risk exists. It is far from an open-and-shut case.Continue Reading
The most compelling argument against smoking bans is the belief that consenting adults have the right to do with their bodies what they so please, and private business owners have the right to offer the accommodations they so choose.Continue Reading
In 1633, the Catholic church condemned Galileo for asserting that the Earth revolves around the sun. Galileo was forced to recant his scientific findings to avoid being burned at the stake. This was a clear conflict between faith and science. Second hand smoke may be an irritant and an annoyance, but it’s not a cause of death. There are no body bags filled with those who have developed tumors or heart disease as a result of second-hand smoke.Continue Reading
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