READER'S VIEW: Faulty products give addictive nicotine kick

PERHAPS, the smokers (MB 09/11/2015 page 28 'Don't blame the smokers') should have health insurance paid by our 'taxing' Prime Minister and the (tax laundering transnational tobacco corporations Philip Morris, etc) executives.

It is/was the board executives' decisions, which allowed what appears to be the primary cause of smokers' lung cancer - chemically toxic and very radioactive polonium-210, into the faulty tobacco products.

Polonium-210 is the only cigarette smoke component that "causes cancer in laboratory animals".

This chemical comes from the calcium phosphate fertiliser used on the tobacco fields; known to board executives since 1959.

Science researchers say for those that enjoy their addictive 'nicotine kick' this daily radiation dose risk can be the equivalent of taking 300 chest x-rays per year and that polonium-210 can be washed off the tobacco leaves with an acid wash.

But board executives knew in 1959 that the acid wash ionizes the nicotine into a poorly absorbable form for the smokers' brain, depriving them of that addictive 'nicotine kick' sensation, so, executives left it in their tobacco products.

Science researchers concluded the radioactive polonium-210 should be removed from the tobacco products. Either way, it is just another faulty product okayed by your 'elected representatives' such as Malcolm Turnbull.

It appears rather than a nicotine kick, every time I smell cigarette smoke, it exhibits and feels more like Malcolm Turnbull and his market forces, executives are kicking democracy 'on the nose'.

Ian Ward

Red Hill



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