David Warren, editorial writer for the Ottawa Sun, who is unquestionably the best living thinker and writer, has found
a fascinating piece of medical research, which agrees thoroughly with long-term common sense but disagrees violently with our modern anti-science and anti-knowledge elite orthodoxy.
Simply: A group of doctors in India noticed that quitting smoking was worse than continuing to smoke. They ran the numbers on cases in their own hospitals and found this to be unquestionably and quantitatively true.
Warren writes: Since the findings of Kumar, Mallya, and Kumar coincide with my own medical hypothesis, based on my own anecdotal evidence, I hasten to embrace them. Several deceased friends and family, starting with my paternal grandfather, perished shortly after they quit smoking -- not only from lung cancer, but from other causes ranging from previously-undiagnosed heart disease to industrial accident.
The same general principle would apply: that a body long accustomed to a (frankly addictive) substance, goes haywire when the substance is removed. Verily, in the good old days, people instinctively understood things like that, without the need for medical research. And it was inconceivable that, for instance, hospitals would prevent patients from smoking, who were already medically challenged on other fronts.
I'd noticed the same thing among my own family. My mother and her siblings, all born in the 1920's, all smoked like the proverbial chimneys. Two of them quit early. The aunt who quit at 50 died at 73 of an especially sudden and aggressive lung cancer; the uncle who quit at 65 died two years later of the same. The two who didn't quit early are still alive, with no lung cancer, though my mother had another type of cancer (at age 83) which was successfully treated.
Needless to say, this research will be censored, and our "scientists" and "doctors" will continue to say that "quitting early is always good" despite plenty of experience and now quantitative research to the contrary.
Our "scientists" are no longer practicing anything remotely resembling science. They are instead practitioners of the Gaia faith, which is indistinguishable in nearly all respects from Herr Hitler's set of beliefs.
Methinks Polistra is taking this research a wee bit