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Yet Another Reason Not to Smoke

Ever feel like big tobacco is lying to you about what is really in those cigarettes? Well that is because they are.

It is being reported that U.S. tobacco companies increased the level of addictive nicotine in their cigarettes by 11 percent from 1998 to 2005. A study done by Harvard School of Public Health claims that:

...tobacco companies accomplished the increase not only be intensifying the concentration of nicotine in the tobacco but also by modifying several design features of cigarettes to increase the number of puffs per cigarette taken by smokers.

These findings definitely make you wonder if the tobacco industry has changed at all (in terms of getting people addicted) since signing the Master Settlement Agreement of 1998 with the State Attorneys General. Who, by the way, is not going to be happy with these findings.

So don't smoke and if you do, try and quit. By getting people more and more addicted, the tobacco industry is only looking out for themselves.

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kevindineen kevindineen 10 years
I have one every once & a while. Maybe a cigar here & there... I agree that for those who smoke a lot, & can't seem to have one here & there... you gotta quit. This shit is bad for you... but I"m not convinced that in the proper moderation it is really all that harmful...
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
bad for you.
Bonne Bonne 10 years
My parents smoked, my friends smokes, my grandparents smoked - and than ended up being a huge deterrent NOT to smoke. I'm glad I don't smoke, but I'm addicted to other less-harmful things (Coca Cola, chocolate and hmm, Chex Mix)
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I know it's so bad for you and I'm so glad I quit, but I had a really stressful day and I miss it right now. :(
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