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If smoking causes lung cancer, why has a decline in smoking not led to a decline in lung cancer?

The cancer.gov site you referenced says that the median age of diagnosis is 70. That implies that you smoke and then, later in life/time, you may be diagnosed with cancer. Therefore, for example, ...
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Are electronic cigarettes a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes may not be harmless but they are clearly much less harmful than cigarettes Public Health England (PHE) produced a review of e-cigs in the middle of 2015 which came to this ...
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Is 1 hour of shisha as harmful as smoking 100 cigarettes?

Is 1 hour of shisha as harmful as smoking 100 cigarettes? There are studies supporting the idea that this is probably close to the right order of magnitude. The US Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Do smoking-related deaths save cost to health service?

TLDR: The claim does appear to have support from scientific studies. Details: The original claimant has tweeted a citation to support her claim: It's true! Smokers die earlier so cost the health ...
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Is it possible to get high smoking banana peel?

Bananas contain no known psychedelic substances, so any "high" that is experienced is purely psychological. The book Rooted in America: Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables gives a short ...
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Is there a wage gap between smokers and non-smokers?

The video shows a brief shot of their source: A quick search reveals this CBNC article: In a new paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta economists Julie Hotchkiss and Melinda Pitts found that ...
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Does smoking one joint give as much exposure to cancer-producing chemicals as smoking four to five cigarettes?

The USC webpage states MARIJUANA USE CONSEQUENCES The well-confirmed danger of smoking marijuana is lung damage and lung cancer. As examples: 1 joint = 5 cigarettes in terms of ...
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Is medical marijuana prescribed to be smoked?

Yes, some doctors do recommend smoking marijuana in certain cases. In this article in Virtual Mentor, Dr. Igor Grant, MD, says that smoked marijuana can be useful in cases of painful sensory ...
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Does fetal tobacco smoke exposure cause permanent harm?

The CDC, NIH, Mayo Clinic, ACS, ALA, and the Australian Government are all saying the same thing. There are known studies that smoking lowers the birth-weight of a baby, which is one of the main ...
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Will visiting a sauna help you quit smoking?

The reason one feels physical addiction is because one is physically addicted to a substance, which is not a "toxin". For coffee drinkers, the substance is caffeine, which occurs naturally in coffee ...
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"In some cities, it's more dangerous to breathe than to smoke cigarettes."

I was considering the same question when I lived in Shanghai (a very polluted city indeed) and was told that many industrial cities in the north east of China was many times worse. While smokers may ...
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Does Cristiano Ronaldo drink or smoke?

The drinking and tattoo claims seem to be true. Does Ronaldo not have any tattoos so that he can donate blood more freely? This seems to be correct. Various places report it online, for example ...
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Will visiting a sauna help you quit smoking?

tl;dr Going to a sauna does not speed up removing toxins from the body caused by smoking. According to the American Cancer Society: Different factors affect how long it takes the body to remove ...
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Does one drop of nicotine kill a horse?

Pharmacology and Toxicology of Nicotine with Special Reference to Species Variation Science 02 May 1958: Vol. 127, pages 1054-1055 reports actual experimental data by injecting nicotine into the ...
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Is drinking a soda as bad or more harmful than smoking a cigarette?

The claim 'drinking a can of soda is just as bad for you as smoking a cigarette' can be denied on two factors mentioned below. A study researching dietary patterns, food groups, and telomere length ...
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What is the *causal* link between smoking and lung cancer?

The modern, public information is that tobacco smoke contains many chemicals which cause cancer: American Lung Association There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they ...
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Is medical marijuana prescribed to be smoked?

Medicinal Use of Marijuana — Polling Results (from a 2013 poll in the New England Journal of Medicine) says, We were surprised by the outcome of polling and comments, with 76% of all votes in favor ...
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Does smoking tobacco increase work capacity?

Issue: Whether smoking tobacco increases work capacity? Evidence: The meta analytic study quoted in the OP's source is only directly about the effects of nicotine on cognition and is not connected ...
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Do smoking-related deaths save cost to health service?

It's complicated There are many different ways of modelling the cost of tobacco to society, depending on what figures are included or excluded from the total amount. For example, Devine's described ...
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Does forcing a young child to smoke a cigarette discourage longer term use?

Do the unpleasing side effects of a cigarette out weigh the chemical response of pleasure induced from smoking? A few important links stated by the research of the U.S. government. One statement ...
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