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And so the piling on of BS continues.
They proved that smoking causes cancer in exactly the same way that they proved that coffee, sugar, and potatoes cause cancer. Just keep on increasing the uptake until the subject dies.
What a curious person may find curious is that even though smoking has decreased by enormous numbers, no one hails the victory by publishing the equally enormous decrease in deaths from lung cancer! Do you wonder why? Me too!
What is proven is that smoking increases cognitive ability, this has never been disputed. Unsurprisingly, the better your cognitive ability the more likely you are to be depressed. Sometimes, even in the midst of your depression, you find a way to be happy, this is called “A bipolar disorder”.
“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.” They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.” –
Aldous Huxley – Brave New World Revisited
“The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon.” — Eugene Ionesco
As long as they want you to be stupid, the war on smoking will continue.
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