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Old 12-02-2009, 10:55 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ARM*BAR View Post
Firstly, The jury is very much out on the this subject, the whole reason why we continue to see experts publish papers on these subjects.
Secondly, every 6.5 seconds a person is killed by smoking, and smoking related diseases and all their families are effected, people lose homes, cars, jobs, because of medical bills involved with smoking.
Lastly, Tell that to the more then half of the lung cancer patents who smoke and continue too even after finding out. Again smoking is a silent killer, because people think it has little or no effect on the day to day life, suddenly they are battling illness while their families watch helplessly. Addiction has a psychological component that needs to be addressed, we all think differently, grow up differently and so on. All of this plays a roll in our Addiction.
And everything i have said is backed up by hard data:


Heroin facts:
-In 2008, 453,000 Americans age 12 and older had abused heroin at least once in the year prior to being surveyed. Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Web Site). The NIDA-funded 2008 Monitoring the Future Study showed that 0.9% of 8th graders, 0.8% of 10th graders, and 0.7% of 12th graders had abused heroin at least once in the year prior to being surveyed. Source: Monitoring the Future (University of Michigan Web Site)

-Addicts experience pain in the muscles and bones, diarrhea, chills, vomiting and insomnia. The worst of the symptoms of withdrawal occur 48 to 72 hours after taking the drug, and can linger
-Addicts who are in poor health are actually at risk of dying if the drug is taken away. However, a withdrawal is not as life-threatening or dangerous as barbiturate or alcohol withdrawal.
- 400 estimated deaths each year from heroin

Nicotine Facts:
In 2008, nearly 71 million Americans age 12 and older had used a tobacco product at least once in the month prior to being surveyed. Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Web Site). The NIDA-funded 2008 Monitoring the Future Study showed that 6.8% of 8th graders, 12.3% of 10th graders, and 20.4% of 12th graders had used cigarettes and 3.5% of 8th graders, 5.0% of 10th graders, and 6.5% of 12th graders had used smokeless tobacco at least once in the month prior to being surveyed. And while rates of smoking have continued to decline to historically low levels the overall rate of smoking by Americans remains unacceptably high. Source: Monitoring the Future (University of Michigan Web Site)
-38,000 Americans died from second hand smoke
-90% of lung cancer patients are smokers
-443,000 people die a year from smoking in the US
- every 6.5 seconds a person dies from smoking worldwide

References:
http://www.drugabuse.gov/NIDAHome.html
http://www.who.int/en/


You need to learn how to debate without relying on strawman arguments constantly.

millions of people die in car accidents each year.

only a few dozen die from climbing to the peak of everest.

therefore, by your logic, driving your car to work is much, much more dangerous then climbing mount everest.


you need to learn, when debating using figures, to use the only method that is accepted by most intelligent people: /per participant.

try applying that to your
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Originally Posted by armbar
443,000 people die a year from smoking in the US
- every 6.5 seconds a person dies from smoking worldwide
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