Re: Smoking Does Not Cause Cancer! (A Classic Scientific Article)
It's something like smoke, especially hot smoke like from a cigarette, irritates and shortly inflames the tissue inside your lungs and throat, and that is what puts smokers at an increased risk of cancer. The other additives found in cigarettes and such can certainly affect your health otherwise but i don't think they contribute to an increased risk of cancer. I'm no doctor but i read this somewhere and it made sense to me, so this is what i'm going to go with for now.
But that was an interesting article, the scientific evidence really doesn't match up to how horrible bullshit anti-smoking campaigns like "truth" make smoking out to be. We should be fed more backed up facts, and less over exaggerated nonsense, but that's all up to the media.