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Yet Another Anti-Tobacco Study

Old 08-20-06, 08:30 PM
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Yet Another Anti-Tobacco Study

Some interesting comparison of the risk of various kinds of exposure, first hand smoke, second hand smoke, chewing, etc.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,209392,00.html
Tobacco in All Forms Hurts the Heart
Friday, August 18, 2006
By Daniel J. DeNoon

Smoked or chewed, firsthand or secondhand, all kinds of tobacco cause heart attacks, a huge international study finds.

The findings come from data on more than 27,000 people in 52 countries. Koon K. Teo, MB, PhD, of the University of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues combed through the data for evidence that tobacco use affects heart attack risk.

And they found it.

"Tobacco use is one of the most important causes of [heart attack] globally, especially in men," Teo and colleagues conclude. "All forms of tobacco use, including different types of smoking and chewing tobacco and inhalation of second-hand smoke, should be discouraged."

The findings:

--People who smoke triple their risk of heart attack -- and increase that risk by 5.6% for every daily cigarette.

--Light smokers who quit have little extra risk of heart attack three to five years after quitting.

--Heavy smokers who quit see a rapid decrease in heart attack risk, but still have some extra risk even 20 years after quitting.


--Chewing tobacco more than doubles heart attack risk. Chewing and smoking ups risk more than fourfold.

--Just one to seven hours of secondhand-smoke exposure per week ups heart attack risk by 24 percent. More than 21 hours a week of secondhand smoke exposure ups heart attack risk by 62 percent.


--Switching to a water pipe won't help. It still ups the risk of heart attack.

If this makes you think that just cutting back on your smoking will help, think again. No level of tobacco use was found to be safe. This means that secondhand smoke may be even more dangerous than previously thought.

Teo and colleagues report their findings in the Aug. 19 issue of The Lancet.

In an editorial accompanying the study, Harvard researchers Sarah A. Rosner and Meir J. Stampfer, MD, DrPH, note that smoking is predicted to kill a billion people in this century.

The Teo study, they argue, "should stimulate a redoubling of our efforts to rid the planet of the scourge of smoking."
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Where's the cancer numbers?
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What about second hand chew?
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I say there's more to it. What about all those heavy smokers in 3rd World nations who live 80, 90, 100, years?

I think natural Tobacco and even its second hand smoke is probably ok, it's the chemicals they add and other factors that cause problems.

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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I say there's more to it. What about all those heavy smokers in 3rd World nations who live 80, 90, 100, years?
Are you being serious?
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Originally Posted by Corvin
Are you being serious?
Yes. I'm not saying it's the best thing but I really it's the additives that's causing the problem.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Yes. I'm not saying it's the best thing but I really it's the additives that's causing the problem.
I'm not an MD, so I guess much of what I am going to say is really questionable. In any case, I would think that if it was really only the additives causing cancer, the tobacco companies would have created a "healthy" cigarette already.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I say there's more to it. What about all those heavy smokers in 3rd World nations who live 80, 90, 100, years?
I'm sure they still had a lot of health problems and died a horrible death.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I say there's more to it. What about all those heavy smokers in 3rd World nations who live 80, 90, 100, years?
Why would a scientific study like this want to address made-up, imaginary people?
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Second hand chew spit is pretty bad.
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Originally Posted by Ranger
I'm sure they still had a lot of health problems and died a horrible death.
Probably.
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Originally Posted by ben12
Why would a scientific study like this want to address made-up, imaginary people?

They're out there I've seen 'em.
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They're actually only 40. They just look 80, 90, 100. Tobacco ages you, so does living in 3rd world countries. Double bad.
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Originally Posted by OldDude
They're actually only 40. They just look 80, 90, 100. Tobacco ages you, so does living in 3rd world countries. Double bad.
The "TRUTH" ads on MTV got to you too huh OldDude?


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