big tobacco lies

The Big Tobacco Lies

For many years, tobacco companies have successfully hidden the health risks of smoking through clever and arguably deceptive marketing. Although there’s a health warning written on every cigarette pack, this does not seem to help smokers get educated about the dangers of smoking. In fact, a study that was conducted by some researchers involving 1,404 smokers of varying ethnicities has confirmed the ignorance of smokers regarding the health risks of cigarettes.

The good thing though is the majority of the smokers involved in the clinical trial has become motivated to quit smoking after learning the risks. Moreover, others have expressed their anger and regret towards frequent smoking.

The tobacco industry is assuming that everyone knows already the health risks brought by cigarette smoking. They have a point. Why won’t people know if all the surgeon’s health warnings are already there at the back of cigarette packs?

Tobacco makers claim that the scientific proof confirming the connection between smoking and cancer has only come out recently. They add that smokers are the ones to blame if they get lung cancer and heart diseases.

Tobacco makers claim that the scientific proof confirming the connection between smoking and cancer has only come out recently. They add that smokers are the ones to blame if they get lung cancer and heart diseases.

These controversial issues caught the attention of various countries. In response, government agencies are ordering tobacco companies to make corrective statements in various types of advertisements.

They want the industry to disclose the real danger of cigarettes to human health through online print ads, newspapers, and primetime television spots for everyone to see. That way, consumers and future smokers will think twice of smoking after seeing the harmful effects of cigarettes to their health. Moreover, they will become wise enough not to be deceived by tobacco companies.

Here are some of the lies that the tobacco industry doesn’t want you to know.

Harmful effects of smoking. Tobacco use kills more Americans than alcohol abuse, murders, and car accidents. Smoking-related health conditions are the leading causes of death in the U.S.

The Addictiveness of smoking and nicotine. Smoking cigarettes are addictive because of the presence of nicotine, and very difficult to quit. As we all know, nicotine is one of the most used addictive drugs in the U.S.

The lack of any significant health benefit from smoking lighter cigarettes. Lighter cigarettes are not safe if you’re conscious of your health. Also, note that switching to low-tar or ultra-light cigarettes is not a solution to avoid smoking-related diseases.

Manipulation of cigarette design and composition to ensure nicotine delivery.

The adverse health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke. Exposure to secondhand smoke is dangerous to your health. A person who is exposed to secondhand smoke may get heart diseases and lung cancer.

Now, tobacco companies are pushing unregulated e-cigarettes to continue flourishing in the market despite the controversial issues. These alternative cigarettes consist of a battery, an atomizer for storing liquid, and a cartridge with e-liquids. These are marketed as less harmful alternatives to addicted smokers and are offered in various flavors.

The e-cigarette is becoming more and more popular and millions of people use them as an alternative to quitting smoking. Although they emit vapor, there’s no evidence yet that they may cause serious heart and lung diseases.

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