Comments on: Pig’s Blood in Cigarettes? http://skepticalvegan.com/2012/06/19/pigs-blood-in-cigarettes/ Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:53:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ By: Carl V Phillips http://skepticalvegan.com/2012/06/19/pigs-blood-in-cigarettes/#comment-1784 Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:25:48 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.wordpress.com/?p=1289#comment-1784 SV, sorry for the late comment — I am way behind on my blogging. Thanks for the shout-out to TobaccoHarmReduction.org.

Chapman is an exceptionally dishonest member of the already quite dishonest world of anti-smoking. As far as anyone can tell, he will say anything that he thinks will further one of his pet causes, without any regard to whether or not it is true (which is a bit — a bit! — worse than average for the anti-tobacco zealots). I have experienced remarkable parallels between anti-smoking and pro-vegan zealotry, particularly this “say anything, regardless of truth, because we are doing God’s Work” attitude (though in Chapman’s case, I think it is pure ego rather than any higher calling).

You just gotta laugh at them. This attitude seems especially necessary when dealing with people who are worried about a sixth-decimal-place level rounding error in their pet cause. Here is bad news for anyone who would worry about something like this: Even for strict “no pork” adherents, I would guess that there are something in the order of millions of molecules in your body that once were part of a pig that was killed for food, which found their way into you through various pathways. This is to say nothing of those molecules that you come into possession of but do not ingest, like hemoglobin in a filter tip.

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By: skepticalvegan http://skepticalvegan.com/2012/06/19/pigs-blood-in-cigarettes/#comment-1751 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 03:29:48 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.wordpress.com/?p=1289#comment-1751 Yes, this is an important clarification. That list is often presented in a way that might be misleading.

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By: lynn http://skepticalvegan.com/2012/06/19/pigs-blood-in-cigarettes/#comment-1750 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 01:33:40 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.wordpress.com/?p=1289#comment-1750 If I’m not mistaken, the list submitted is not all of the additives used in cigarettes, but all that could POTENTIALLY be used, which would be anything they can legally put into them (AKA any approved food additive).

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