This weekend I had a link sent to me of something I have been saying for years… There is no proof of second-hand smoke health risks, according to an article in Forbes Magazine.
According to Forbes, a large-scale study was unable to find a clear link between second-hand smoke and lung cancer. In an article posted by the National Cancer Institute a study was conducted on 76,000 women for more than a decade, which found the usual link between smoking and cancer.
The study found there was no statistically significant relationship between lung cancer and passive smoke, this includes women who lived with a smoker for 30 years or more.
Of course the anti-smoking groups tried to spin doctor this into not taking into effect the increase of asthma, which was not the point of the study.
One researcher actually has the audacity to state:
“The strongest reason to avoid passive cigarette smoke is to change societal behavior: to not live in a society where smoking is a norm,” said Dr. Jyoti Patel of Northwestern University School of Medicine.
Seems like socialism or even worse, communism. I will continue to light up, and enjoy a cigar because it is a choice I make as a free person, not just a rat in cage.
Kudos to Forbes for having the courage to write this article while most of the mainstream media has chosen to ignore it.
The original Forbes article can be found here.
The original National Cancer Institute study can found here.