[ExI] Is tobacco really harmful?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 06:01:24 UTC 2009

2009/11/27 Robert Masters <rob4332000 at yahoo.com>:

> The attitude of tobacco "scientists," if that's what they are, has been equally peculiar.  They did some study showing American Spirits raised subjects' NICOTINE levels more than conventional brands, and trumpeted that with the headline "Additive-Free Cigarettes May Pack a More Toxic Punch"--but my understanding is that nicotine isn't the health problem with cigarettes at all.  (One website, following that line, came up with the catchy phrase "crack nicotine.")

Yes, it's everything *apart* from the nicotine that's the problem.
Unfortunately, many smokers seem to be psychologically addicted to the
smoking itself and not just the nicotine, and find it difficult to
substitute cigarettes for gum, patches or inhalers.

Stathis Papaioannou

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