Thursday, April 18
Quit smoking campaign and the health Benefits of Smoking Tobacco
The campaign against tobacco is one of the examples of how propaganda and indoctrination is done in a way that people don't even use their critical and analytical skills and accept whatever they are told without any questioning.
What happens ia like brainwashing and one of the results is manipulating people against people creating more stigma and hating.
Smokers are being treated in the whole western world as if they, I have to say "we", are dirty, amoral, inconsequente, criminals since we can even kill others with our lethal weapon: the cigarette and the residous that are in the air because of our habit.
Some people address to smokers as policemen and raise their voices in the most aggressive way sometimes out of the blue when someone is smoking at the streets: "You should stop smoking. Haven't you read what this drug causes? You are putting the health of others in jeopardy... blah blah blah, blah blah."
I was at a restaurant yesterday sat on a table in front of the sea.
There is not a window, it is opened - one meter farther and there is no ceiling - and I could even jump to the sea in case I was wearing a bikini.
The couple with children - noisy kids but, who cares sbout noisy children? - that were the last costumers left the restaurant.
It was only me and my dad. I felt like smoking and he told me he didn't mind. I started smoking... the maître came to tell me to stop because... blah blah blah, blah blah.
I wouldn't mind if he had treat me with respect but he behaved as if he was a superior human being and the intonation was as if I was doing a heinous crime.
Till the campaign those who wanted to complain of the smell, or whatever from smokers didn't dare to say anything.
After one of their numerous campaigns of indoctrination that brainwash people by promoting only one truth using questionable arguments smoking became a devilish and disgusting habit that only causes harms for those who inhale tobacco actively or passively.
If a smoker goes to a physicians s/he will surely be told that smoking is one of the reasons of the disease. This is one of the peculiarities of physicians I think is funny: they are also indoctrinated without the need of real scientific evidence.
Health Benefits of Smoking Tobacco
by Juniper Russo
However, cigarette smoking has been confirmed to provide numerous benefits to the health of smokers. Surprisingly, the tobacco plant appears to have more to offer our bodies than a guarantee of certain death. Although the health benefits of smoking are far outweighed by the many very dire risks, tobacco may provide alternative relief or prevention for some diseases in certain individuals.
The most fascinating and widely recognized health benefit of smoking is its ability to seemingly alleviate symptoms of mental illnesses, including anxiety and schizophrenia. According to an article published in 1995 in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, schizophrenics have much higher smoking rates than people with other mental illnesses, and appear to use it as a method of self-medicating. The article postulates that nicotine found in cigarettes reduces psychiatric, cognitive, sensory, and physical effects of schizophrenia, and also provides relief of common side effects from antipsychotic drugs.
The treatment of schizophrenia isn't the only positive effect that nicotine has on the brain. A series of very interesting studies from multiple academic sources confirms that the risk of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease is surprisingly higher in non-smokers than in smokers. Doctor Laura Fratiglioni of Huddinge University Hospital in Sweden states, "Cigarette smokers are 50% less likely to have PD or AD than are age and gender-matched nonsmokers [...] cigarette smoking exerts an undefined, biologic, neuroprotective influence against the development of PD and AD."
The University of Melbourne confirmed the claims made by many smokers that tobacco itself is a strong appetite suppressant, and many use it to self-treat compulsive overeating disorders or obesity. Many smokers experience weight loss and decreased appetite after they begin smoking, and the Melbourne study found similar results in lab rats and mice exposed to cigarette smoke. While tobacco-influenced pharmaceuticals may at some point be an available option to treat obesity, smoking as a self-treatment is very ill-advised, since the negative effects of tobacco and obesity tend to compound and create interrelated conditions.
Cigarette smoking has also anti-inflammatory agent. The department of gastroenterology at the University Hospital of Waleso been linked to a decrease in risk of certain inflammatory disorders, since nicotine itself appears to be a conducted a number of in-vitro studies to confirm and explain the decreased risk in ulcerative colitis (a potentially severe digestive disorder) in individuals who smoke cigarettes.
Perhaps most shockingly, tobacco smoke's anti-inflammatory effects may actually provide some benefits to children who are exposed to secondhand smoke. While this is certainly not worth at-home experimentation, one astonishing study conducted in Sweden observed two generations of Swedish children and found that the children of smokers had lower rates of allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, atopic eczema, and food allergies. The studied groups included 6909 adults and 4472 children, and the findings remained consistent, even when adjusted to reflect other variables.
Other surprising academic findings reveal that tobacco may have a positive effect on pregnancy, although this, too, should not be left up to individual experimentation. A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology revealed that preeclampsia, an extremely common but potentially deadly condition, is significantly less common in expectant mothers who smoke cigarettes than in expectant mothers who do not smoke.
While it is undebated that tobacco cigarettes pose a number of deadly hazards to human health, they also reveal a surprising link to decreased mortality and morbidity for some conditions. While it may be interesting to note tobacco's few benefits, it is also critical for all consumers to recognize that its positive aspects are few compared to its many very serious risks. Even taking the health benefits of smoking into account, tobacco smokers can expect to live shorter lives and experience many chronic diseases.
(read the whole article)
These studies done by Universities are hypothesis and not theories. Prosor cons the evidences are not reliable.
This is the way science, especially for human's health is being done.
Wikipedia: Health benefits of Smokinng.