The researchers reviewed the medical records of 3,564 men and 4,362 women who did not have any record of cardiovascular disease at age 50. The men and women were followed for several decades and all cases of heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina, stroke, claudication (pain in the legs caused by circulation problems), and death from cardiovascular disease were recorded.
Followed for several decades and they started out at AGE 50! So at what average age was death 70-80-90 WHAT! They dont say nor do they state what the cause of death was.......except to toss in their own anti-smoker opinion of:
""The researchers note that this might be due to other smoking-related causes such as lung disease and cancer.""
Of which they cant prove one dam thing!
Its typical anti-smoking propaganda. If they went to such depths youd think they would have averaged out death rates pro and con,but they didnt so it leads to the RAW Data to sift thru to find the actual answer. But no doubt we wouldnt even find that in the raw data but in the actual individual files themselves!
We might find non-smokers died 3 fold that of smokers after age 80.
We might find most smokers lived into their mid 80s!
Theres a bunch of things that could be found that they didnt report. If the best they could toss out was theyre opinion after being walloped with an even risk factor between both groups they had to say something negative......
If thats what they had,they had NOTHING.