The Futile Pursuit Of A Safe Cigarette

0 ratings

1708 views
504 days ago

Video Description

"Episode 3 of 5

Check us out on iTunes! http://testtube.com/podcast

Please Subscribe! http://testu.be/1FjtHn5

Public outcry for a ""safe"" cigarette didn't really start until around the 1950s when people started to learn the health effects of smoking. But what was done about it?

+ + + + + + + +

Previous Episode:

How The Whole World Got Hooked On Tobacco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk-su...

+ + + + + + + +

Sources:

""Safer"" Cigarettes: A History:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/saf...

“Although the cigarette industry has spent much of the past 50 years denying a link between smoking and disease, the industry has also dedicated a significant amount of time and money to develop a ""safe"" cigarette.""

History & Economics of Tobacco:
http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/doc...

“Tobacco has a long history in the Americas. The Mayan Indians of Mexico carved drawings in stone showing tobacco use. These drawings date back to somewhere between 600 to 900 A.D.""

Designed For Addiction:
https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/conte...

“Tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death
and disease in the United States. Smoking kills 480,000 Americans each year, sickens millions more and costs the nation at least $289 billion annually in health
care bills and economic losses.""

Cigarette Additives May Make It Tougher to Quit:
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthda...

“More than 100 of 599 additives that might be in cigarettes are potentially harmful, with some making cigarettes even more addictive and others making it difficult for people to detect tobacco smoke in their midst, a new study contends.""

Federal Regulation of Tobacco: A Summary:
http://publichealthlawcenter.org/site...

“On June 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comprehensive authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco products.""

The Secret And Soul Of Marlboro:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...

“Philip Morris and other tobacco companies have been using ammonia in their manufacturing for more than half a century, and for a variety of purposes: to highlight certain flavors, to expand or “puff up” the volume of tobacco, to prepare reconstituted tobacco sheet (“recon”), to denicotinize (reduce the amount of nicotine in) tobacco, and to remove carcinogens.""

+ + + + + + + +

DNews Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. DNews Plus is also offered as an audio podcast on iTunes.

+ + + + + + + +

Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez

DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/discoverynews

DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/DNews

+ + + + + + + +"

Quotes

"In 1987 came a major heart attack. By this time the doctors and surgeons knew for certain smoking causes heart disease."

Jim Aylett

MoreSend us your Quotes


Tips & Hints

  • Write a list of the reasons why you want to stop

    Keep the list with you and refer to it when tempted to light up. By write down the reasons why smoking is so harmful, the benefits of s...
    More
  • Set a date for stopping, and stop completely

    Some people prefer the idea of cutting down gradually. However, research has shown that if you smoke fewer cigarettes than usual, you a...
    More
  • Tell everyone that you are giving up smoking

    Friends and family often give support and may help you. Smoking by others in the household makes giving up harder. If appropriate, try ...
    More
  • Don't despair if you fail

    Examine the reasons why you felt it was more difficult at that particular time. It will make you stronger next time. On average, people...
    More
  • Anticipate when you are most likely to want to smoke

    In particular, drinking alcohol is often associated with failing in an attempt to stop smoking. You should consider not drinking much a...
    More
  • More Tips & Hints