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    Posted July 30, 2015 by
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    Amazing facts you should know about tobacco

    Dear reader,

    Stopping smoking will get you richer as soon as you stop spending all that money on tobacco instead of enriching tobacco corporations as well as our government at the rate of about 25% tax on the price of a pack of cigarettes. Might as well save that money or spend it on healthy food, right?

    Governments love tobacco tax money

    It should be remembered that, in fact States all over the world were the first to encourage people to smoke.

    Here in the US, our government had been busy indeed: during World War II and the following wars (Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan…), American soldiers were sent all around the world always accompanied with large shipments of American cigarettes, which became a symbol of freedom(?)

    Thanks to that generosity, cigarette smoking became a global phenomenon. Also thanks to our caring governments, folks all over the world became addicted to smoking.

    Doctors advertising tobacco products?

    It was also around that time that many doctors were recruited by large tobacco companies to advertise their cigarettes, celebrated for being soothing to the respiratory tract:

    However, in the 1980s, governments revised their calculations and realized that the crazy sums of dollars they were receiving through cigarette taxes were also creating at the same time an increase of lung cancer, heart attacks and other early deaths caused by cigarette smoking. I’d like to remind you that, to this day, there is no treatment for lung cancer which results in patients’ death in 85% of cases, with a 5-year time frame.

    Starting in the mid-1960s, the causal link between smoking and lung cancer was established with certainty. [2] The cost became too large to ignore and largely exceeding the windfall profits.

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