Check out this timeline of smoking, and you will see that the Fed might not have been completely honest with us.
The Fed never said anything because... why???
Here I have been telling my patients the past few years that people who have bad lungs now because of smoking didn't know any better in the 1950s when they started, and that today's kids do. Thus, today's kids have no excuse.
But, is it possible that kids back in the 1950s should have known better, and the government didn't say anything just because the cigarette industry was so good for the economy.
Cigarettes have been positively linked to various cancers, heart disease and COPD.
Now there have been theories and some vague studies the past few years that cell phones might also be linked to cancer. Do they know more than they are telling us? Should we be careful? Should we keep an open mind about this???
Or is this just poppycock?
Oh, and here's something in the timeline I found interesting. In 1920, " in Atlantic Monthly says, 'scientific truth' has found 'that the claims of those who inveigh aginst tobacco are wholy without foundation has been proved time and again by famous chemists, physicians, toxicologists, physiologists, and experts of every nation and clime."