My Religion? SCIENCE !

Mark Kinsler kinsler at frognet.net
Sun Oct 22 20:47:41 EST 2000

>> Most nations grow their own tobacco and smoke it.
>  Not true - England, for example, always has had, and still does have the
>rights to ALL Virginia grown tobbaco - in order for anyone to get Virginia
>tobbaco in America (not 'Virginia cut' - which is a style of cutting), we have
>to buy something called Three Castles Tobbaco, an Export of England.

India, China, Russia, Turkey, Africa, South America, and other places are
tobacco growers and consumers.  Doesn't seem to have killed them off to
any great degree.

>> I don't believe that smoking was invented by international conspirators,
>  Then maybe you can explain to us why there are over 500 additives, such as
>Arsenic, Formaldehide, cardboard pulp, and secondary Dioxides  ??

You get these when you burn anything.  The inhalation of smoke is not a
particularly healthful thing to do.  But I saw a Web page that said that
death is inevitable, even among non-smokers. 

>> and I don't considerit either a big moral issue or anything that should be
>subject to legislation of any sort.
>  How about yellow Journalistic advertising, like Japans advertising that
>smoking is "good for you" ??
>  (The Japanese Government sells all the tobbaco over there).

I'm not impressed.  Lots of people have smoked for many centuries with no
encouragement whatsoever.  Matter of fact, they smoke a good deal of
marijuana in my neighborhood, and that's officially discouraged.  

>  Or maybe you can tell us why the big tobbaco Consortum just forfetted 16
>billion in cash to aid smokers effected with cancers from smoking ??

Because they lost in court.  I don't think that these settlements are
justifiable, however.  

>  Or why the Tobbaco Industry is the biggest contributor of Legislative Funds
>to the Government ??

What, exactly, are "Legislative Funds?"

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