Forget Fukushima, it’s the smokes that’ll nuke you

Tobacco firms have failed to act on radioactivity in cigarettes. According to cancer researchers:

“Cigarettes deliver dangerously concentrated doses of radioactivity directly into the lungs. When smokers inhale, the radioactive particles damage lung tissue, creating ‘hot spots’ of damage.

They add that:

“Other [toxic] chemicals in cigarette smoke damage the lung’s cleaning systems, which would normally get rid of gunk in our airways. So the particles build up over time. These localised build-ups lead to far greater and longer exposures to radiation than people would usually get from natural sources.”

So, why hasn’t the industry been pushed to do anything about this, well you know why…money.

Author: 雷竞技官网

Award-winning freelance science writer, author of Deceived Wisdom. Sharp-shooting photographer and wannabe rockstar.