Rm Sppej Es wrote:Because it is true, you can smoke just a couple (literally) a day for life and not get a disease.
Yes, but you can also just smoke a couple a day for life and get terminal cancer. There's just no reason to put yourself at risk when people know that it is bad.
I think you dived in like a vulture without noticing the lion near by.
Of course, I agree with you, but what I was saying overall, is that we need to make some progress in the field of genetics, so that we can identify at birth who is vulnerable to what... and really, if two a day were likely to give you terminal cancer, then such an uncommon vulnerability would surely have been diagnosed in one's infancy, and thus the child would have known for sure not to start.
The problem is:
- A common and very minimal smoker will not get a disease.
- You cannot convince the world that smoking is not pleasurable.
Those two factors are very influencial. Whilst smoking is proven to be bad for you, the actual pleasure obtained from it cannot be proven to be fictionary, as it is very, very real... and so also, and with that in mind, if the average human being can smoke two a day safely, then there is still little, even today, that can totally
dissuade people from starting.
Until we can identify who is more likely to increase
their dosage from a minimal amount, and put themselves at risk, then those people can't be blamed for not knowing that they would do that very thing. With all the knowledge around, if you honestly can't moderate your daily intake to just two a day, then you must have an abnormal genetic vulnerability, in some way.
But again, if there is any even ground in this argument, adults over the age of 25 should not be excluded from health care, because they grew up in an age of poor advice.