I’ve wondered about it for years. When the entire establishment and media seem to be against something, chances are, it’s probably good for you.
Keoni Galt puts his finger on it in a post worth sharing:
Two things we must consider first and foremost – one, their may or may
not be a significant difference between cigarette smoking versus cigar
and pipe smoking (the difference between inhalation and puffing of tobacco smoke on health); and two, natural/organic tobacco versus “Big Tobacco” grown with possibly radioactive fertilizers and adulterated with a host of additives that may or may not be the real reason why Big Tobacco cigarettes may be what is really harmful to human health…not tobacco itself. This is a topic I’ve covered before:
“There are over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke and at least 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer.”
Oh wow…so you’re telling me that if I took a seed from a natural,
organic tobacco plant, and grew it in my yard, and than harvested the
leaf, dried it and smoked it, I’d be ingesting industrial chemicals like
cadmium, formaldehyde, arsenic, toluene, hexamine, and methanol?
Somehow, I don’t think so.
So the real question here is this: Is the tobacco plant itself a cancer
causing agent in the human body, or is the fertilizers and/or additives
put into the tobacco by the Big Tobacco producers?
I know what I think about that particular topic.
But how about taking it a step further, and consider the idea that not
only is tobacco smoking possibly not bad for you at all, but actually
quite beneficial to health and longevity?
(Click here to read the complete article.)
Just as the whole “saturated fat gives you heart disease” paradigm is being disproven, and the idea that exercising during pregnancy is dangerous has gone out the window, I think one day it’ll be obvious that tobacco isn’t and never was the demon we’ve made it out to be. The danger of tobacco, in my opinion, are completely and utterly overrated.