Monday, April 10, 2006

Commercial

I heard a commercial twice on the way home. It said that someone dies from smoking every 8 seconds or so. Lets run the numbers and see whats up.

60/8= 7.5 Deaths per minute
60*7.5= 450 Deaths per hour
24*450= 10,800 per day
10,800*365.25= 3,944,700 per year.

According to wrong diagnosis
Deaths from Smoking: 440,000 annual deaths each year are smoking-associated (CDC). Or about one every 72 seconds.

The BBC says,
Almost five million people died from smoking-related diseases across the world in 2000, researchers estimate.

Yes, I am aware they have an agenda.

Whohoo! Population reduction!
Definite benifit to smoking, it reduced population.

Uh oh. We have dissent from the anti-anti-tobacco crowd.


At this point, I stop caring.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

DK off topic ..you ever heard of W.O.W. internet RPG

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Harvey said...

I am shocked... SHOCKED... that an agenda-driven group would use misleading statistics! :-)

11:18 AM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...

Yes, who hasn't?

11:20 AM  

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