[ExI] Is tobacco really harmful?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 06:24:51 UTC 2009

2009/11/23 spike <spike66 at att.net>:

> Nicotine doesn't cause cancer at all.  The notion is that cancer is caused
> by the tar in the tobacco.  So when low nicotine cigarettes were all the
> rage, it may have caused smokers to smoke more, which was fine with the
> tobacco companies, but might have actually caused more cancer.  Nicotine has
> plenty of bad health effects, as my family learned when medications were
> developed for Alzheimers patients.  Shelly's grandfather took them, and it
> messed him up bigtime.  We think it may have contributed to his stroke.

There's no consensus that nicotine causes any harm in humans:


Stathis Papaioannou

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