Re: Smoking Does Not Cause Cancer! (A Classic Scientific Article)
One reason why I posted this article is that it actually overstates the health risks associated with cigarette smoking substantial but at least makes an attempt at objectivity and reason.
In actuality, the rate of lung cancer among non-smokers is drastically understated as a result of recall bias, poor morality survey methods, a wide veriety compounding and intervening variables and a tendency among medical examiners to simply declare any known smoker with any indications of cardio-vascular problems to have "died of smoking related aliments."
I could also point out that the life expectancy data for homosexuals, sexual athletes of conventional dispositions and habitual consumers of junk food is a good deal worse then cigarette smokers. See "For Your Own Good" by Jacob Sullum and the various stuff he references for details.