85 Percent of Smokers Regret Starting...

85 Percent of Smokers Regret Starting the Habit

There are 25 comments on the International Business Times story from Jul 21, 2012, titled 85 Percent of Smokers Regret Starting the Habit. In it, International Business Times reports that:

Research UK have found that the majority of smokers and ex-smokers regret ever starting the potentially deadly habit.

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Since: Jun 12

Kitchener, Canada

#29 Jul 26, 2012
Hugh Jass Jr wrote:
Oh yea - I forgot to address the:
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It appears that probably the largest funder was the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation - you know - the foundation that was directly created by - and receives most of IT's FUNDS from their stocks in Johnson&Johnson - and of course J&J receives a LARGE portion of their profits from amost EVERY "Anti-smoker APPROVED" - "stop smoking" product on the market - WORLDWIDE!- Amazing how it ALL TIES TOGETHER - HUH??
Of course a couple other "funders" are:
The American Cancer Society - and The National Cancer Institute
Junior as you have it "Follow the Money" right on. What disturbs me most is how ACS & NCI set the example for others to follow in the field of health. Of course any other major corporations can follow suit in similar fashion. Indeed it all trickles down to effect the life of powerless John Doe.

Columbus, OH

#30 Jul 26, 2012
Hugh Jass Jr wrote:
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Just who's eyes are you trying to "pull the wool over"???- old guy??
Here's a short Bio on ea. of the Authors
Fong - My research focuses on combining psychological theories and research methods with traditional epidemiological survey methods to evaluate the impact of TOBACCO CONTROL policies on entire populations of countries.- which pretty much explains the Gist if this study
Hammond - Dr. Hammond’s research focuses on population-level interventions , with a focus on policies and regulations that reach large segments of the population. Dr. Hammond’s research includes TOBACCO CONTROL policy in the areas of health communications, packaging, and product regulation
Fritz L. Laux - worked for the FDA on the economic analysis for its TOBACCO REGULATION initiative.
Mark P. Zanna - My area of research is the psychology of attitudes. In the domain of communication and persuasion, I have conducted research on overcoming resistance to change (e.g., subliminal priming and persuasion, self-affirmation and persuasion, and narrative persuasion).(a VooDoo doctor - mind control)
K. MICHAEL CUMMINGS Expert on TOBACCO CONTROL Policy - a professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.
Another VooDoo doctor
Ron Borland - His work is designed to understand the impact on smokers of TOBACCO CONTROL policies, help design better systems for regulating tobacco, understanding what is needed for optimum community-wide tobacco control, and identify barriers to stronger governmental tobacco control initiatives.
Dr. Hana Ross - is Strategic Director of International TOBACCO CONTROL Research Program at the American Cancer Society - Possibly the MOST CORRUPT ORGANIZATION EVER!
Just Google "American Cancer Society corruption" - mind boggling!
Oh - but it's peer reviewed!!- here's what a couple of EXPERTS say about that:
Drummond Rennie, deputy editor of Journal of the American Medical Association is an organizer of the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, has stated:
"There seems to be
no study too fragmented
no hypothesis too trivial
no literature too biased or too egotistical
no methodology too bungled
no presentation of results too inaccurate, and too contradictory
no analysis too self-serving,
no argument too circular
no conclusions too trifling or too unjustified
for a paper to end up in print.”
Richard Horton, editor of the British medical journal The Lancet, has said here; “The mistake, of course, is to have thought that peer review was any more than a crude means of discovering the acceptability — NOT THE VALIDITY — of a new finding....we know that the system of peer review is biased, unjust, unaccountable, incomplete, easily fixed, often insulting, usually ignorant, occasionally foolish, and frequently wrong.”
And here is what is stated in the final paragraphs of the study
"We suspect that the prevalence of smoker regret in countries where the harms of smoking are not as widely recognized is
likely to be lower than that found in the present study."
EXACTLY WHAT I STATED IN MY FIRST POST - The REGRET that they find, is in DIRECT proportion to the LIES of the ANTI's
So.....if you can't disprove the data, attack the researchers/funding agencies?

Clarksville, MD

#31 Jul 26, 2012
helpful hints wrote:
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Smoking only kills one in three smokers.(Of course if you are a smoker in your 60s,the numbers are higher.)
That means smoking will not kill two of three smokers.
Justifiable homicide kills 9 out of 10 anti-smokers.(Of course if you are a anti-smoker troll the percentage may be higher.)
Hugh Jass Jr

Wichita, KS

#32 Jul 26, 2012
Commonsenseman wrote:
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So.....if you can't disprove the data, attack the researchers/funding agencies?
There's NO DATA here to disprove!!!!!!!

Yes - They have found that in the current TOTALLY NEGATIVE climate that involves smoking - people have regrets.

Basically - this study has NO OTHER PURPOSE than to determine "How well the anti's are doing their job"

Look at the lead authors statement - that is EXACTLY what he does for a living!!!

And NO ONE is discrediting them - The WHOLE MOVEMENT - and EVERYONE
INVOLVED - have discredited themselves - to the point - where "DAMAGE CONTROL" - is getting harder to keep "Behind the scenes"
Hugh Jass Jr

Wichita, KS

#33 Jul 26, 2012
helpful hints wrote:
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Smoking only kills one in three smokers.(Of course if you are a smoker in your 60s,the numbers are higher.)
That means smoking will not kill two of three smokers.

Dolls "Doctors study" gives a nice breakdown of those who ACTUALLY died during those 50 years - here's how it breaks down:

The truth is:
If a person starts smoking a pack a day at age 18:

at 50 he has a 1.5% greater chance of dying "from smoking"
at 60 he has a 5% greater chance of dying "from smoking"
at 70 he has a 19% greater chance of dying "from smoking"
and at 80 he has a 51% greater chance of dying "from smoking"

These ARE NOT STATISTICS - These are the ACTUAL percentages of smokers that Died - FROM ALL CAUSES that they could POSSIBLY relate to smoking - compared to death ages in nonsmokers

The AGE in life - where a smoker EVEN APPROACHES the "1 in 3 chance" is about 77

Of Course - we are ALWAYS being reminded that ANY DEATH UNDER 80 is "PREMATURE"

Doll himself CONSTANTLY declared ANY DEATH in smokers as "Premature"

Well - Look at ANY "Actuarial Life Table" - and you will find that a man who is lucky enough to be 65 TODAY - Has a CHANCE of living another 17 years

But then Picasso - smoking cigarettes AND cigars (and WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE) most of his life - lived to be 92

The founder of Paramount pictures - Adolph Zukor - was a "Chain smoker" and died at 103

Also Artie Shaw - another Chain smoker - 94 years!

How about Jeanne Calment age 122,- But SHE WAS ACTUALLY AN EX-SMOKER - she "QUIT" at 117

How About Eubie Blake, who lived past 100 while smoking 2 packs a day since the age of 8 and eating a pound of hard candy a day.

And of course George Burns 100 - 10-15 Cigars a day (inhaling about 1/3 of the time)- was still doing "Stand Up" at 93!

So it's PRETTY PLAIN TO SEE - IT'S NOT TOBACCO USE that determines whether you live to see a RIPE OLD AGE or not!

But according to ALL STATISTICS on DEATH AGE - 80 IS NOT Considered A PREMATURE AGE TO DIE AT!!!!

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