Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Fact or Fiction 4

1000 Canadians die annually from exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS).

Actually, there has never been a death recorded anywhere in the world from passive smoking. The Health Canada web site says quite clearly that the 1000 deaths figure for Canada is “estimated”. Stats Canada does not list either smoking or exposure to SHS as a cause of death for any of the roughly 230,000 deaths reported annually in Canada.

The truth is that it is simply not possible for medical science to investigate every death, determine the lifetime level of exposure to other suspected carcinogens (including diet and occupational exposure) and attribute the cause of death specifically to SHS exposure.

In fact, the specific cause of any cancer is impossible to determine and therefore science has to rely on risk factors to infer a cause. In the case of exposure to SHS, this science has been deliberately exaggerated and distorted by the anti-smoker cartel.

Recommended Reading: The causes of cancer

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