Smoking does not kill? The future of USA with vice president-elect Mike Pence looks smoky
Mike Pence, the newly elected vice president of USA, has maintained that he doesn't believe smoking can kill people. Mr. Pence took in account the two surviving smokers out of every three and ignored the one who dies as a result of smoking!
The public is expectant that Pence updates his assertion. He wrote, "In fact, 2 out of every three smokers does not die from a smoking related illness and 9 out of ten smokers do not contract lung cancer."
Mr. Pence seems to have taken a clear stance against the cancer specialists when he debunked their claims that smoking kills. In the past also he took clear attitude in support of smoking.
iTechPost writes that 97 members of the House of Representatives voted against the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009 and signed a bill to loosen the terms of the state's Clean Indoor Air Act by allowing new cigar bars to open in 2015. Mike Pence was one of them!
The statistics are worrisome. United States has a population of 40 million smokers. If one out of every three smokers dies, the total number of deaths is going to be 13.3 million. One out of 10 contacting cancer means 4 million cancer patients!
Business Insider writes that the selection of Mike Pence was by Trump to be a stable and mainstream running mate to Donald Trump. He was supposed to settle the Republican Party's nerves. Now, people who care about health and science are horrified of Trump's awaiting presidency.
No doubt, smoking kills! American cancer society declares smoking causing considerable damage to skin, eyes, bones, reproductive organs, mouth, blood vessels, heart, and lungs.
Illnesses linked to tobacco consumption kills 480,000 individuals in USA. Thirty Percent of all cancer deaths in USA are because of smoking. Lung cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat and 80 percent of all lung cancer deaths are from smoking!
Smoking seems pretty harmless to Pence. Will there be more smokers in USA and more cancer patients and more mortality rate from smoking in the near future?