UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA: Big Tobacco must t...

UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA: Big Tobacco must tell you what you're smoking

There are 12 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 30, 2012, titled UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA: Big Tobacco must tell you what you're smoking. In it, Reuters reports that:

U.S. health regulators said on Friday that tobacco companies must report how much formaldehyde, nicotine or any of 18 other harmful chemicals are in their products.

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Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#1 Mar 31, 2012
"Reynolds American Inc spokesman Richard Smith said the company was committed to working with the regulatory agency to reach 'a sound, science-based regulatory structure.'

"David Sylvia, spokesman for Altria Group Inc, the parent of Philip Morris USA, had no immediate comment on the ingredient disclosure rule, but said standards for evaluating lower-risk tobacco products need to be 'rigorous, yet feasible.'"

Cute. Obviously both were dodging the issue completely while trying to imply that there was something unreasonable involved.

Only 18 ingredients out of thousands, and they are implying that asking how much is present involves UNsound science? Really?
Scum of the Earth.
Smokers Death Face

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Mar 31, 2012
Cancer sticks...next question.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#3 Mar 31, 2012
Actually, it turns out there are 20. Nicotine, formaldehyde, and 18 others.
Joy

Van Wert, OH

#4 Mar 31, 2012
Hugh Jass wrote:
Actually, it turns out there are 20. Nicotine, formaldehyde, and 18 others.
Smoke contains 4,000 chemicals, but 3,950 of them are measurable only in nanograms and picograms.
Know how big a picogram is?
A single grain of salt weighs 100 MILLION picograms.
A lot of those smoke "chemicals" are present as only a few SINGLE picograms or less.
Our diet subjected to the same level of analysis yields TEN thousand chemicals!
Secondhand smoke IS worse than firsthand smoke, but ONLY if you snort it through a straw right from the burning end of a cigarette.
A non-smoker in a decently ventilated area with smokers will usually inhale far less than 1/100th or even 1/1000th of a cigarette per hour.
The Class A carcinogen alcohol as evaporated vapor from drinks is over 500 times as concentrated in an average bar as Class A smoke carcinogens.
Size Reference:
A standard paperclip (NOT the big ones) weighs about 1 gram.
Straighten that paperclip into a line, for better image.
A milligram would be if you take that straightened paperclip and divided it into 1000 pieces. Each of those pieces is a single milligram.
For a nanogram, take that straightened paperclip and divide it into 1,000,000,000 (one BILLION) pieces.
For a picogram, divide the paperclip into 1,000,000,000,000 (one TRILLION) pieces.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#5 Mar 31, 2012
Joy wrote:
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Smoke contains 4,000 chemicals, but 3,950 of them are measurable only in nanograms and picograms.
Actually, if you read something current (like maybe the article you are supposedly discussing?) you may find the number of chemicals identified has risen by a thousand or three. How many nanograms or picograms does a gene weigh? How about a molecule of adenine?
Joy

Van Wert, OH

#6 Apr 1, 2012
Hugh Jass wrote:
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Actually, if you read something current (like maybe the article you are supposedly discussing?) you may find the number of chemicals identified has risen by a thousand or three. How many nanograms or picograms does a gene weigh? How about a molecule of adenine?
SHS is still harmless and will not harm you. You are so paranoid to be such a big person with such a hugh jass.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#7 Apr 1, 2012
Joy wrote:
<quoted text>SHS is still harmless and will not harm you. You are so paranoid to be such a big person with such a hugh jass.
You are simply wrong.

Losing your addiction to nicotine still won't harm YOU--or those around you. You are craven to be attacking others to avoid confronting that fact.
Joy

Van Wert, OH

#8 Apr 1, 2012
Hugh Jass wrote:
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You are simply wrong.
Losing your addiction to nicotine still won't harm YOU--or those around you. You are craven to be attacking others to avoid confronting that fact.
Oh no your addiction to the pharmaceutical companies is much worse.Seek help.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#9 Apr 1, 2012
Joy wrote:
<quoted text>Oh no your addiction to the pharmaceutical companies is much worse.Seek help.
Its me Linda B wrote:
<quoted text> you seem to have mental problems, I think its best to ignore you for the trash you really are.
Right on, for once.
Kick Hugh in the Jass

Winnipeg, Canada

#10 Apr 1, 2012
Whatcha gonna do now Hugh?
ItsAFact

Frederick, MD

#11 Apr 1, 2012
Kick Hugh in the Jass wrote:
Whatcha gonna do now Hugh?
That's a most worthy target!
Blunder

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Apr 1, 2012
ItsAFact wrote:
<quoted text>That's a most worthy target!
That can be taken in ways i don't care to think about.

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