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Hooray for Communist China Show

Jun 17, 2015

They have done it! Beijing, with 50% smoking rates, in a country with one third of the world’s smokers (a country that has a state-run monopoly manufacturing cigarettes) has passed an indoor smoking ban. Kentucky has not. Oddly enough, Health Matters has an opinion on this, as well as some of the top medical advancements in the past 20 years and the epidemic of narcotic overdoses that claimed over 140,000 lives in the past 20 years.

Tip: Screening for lung cancer is about to become a reality. If you are 55-77 years old, have smoked for 30 years and and are still smoking or quit less than 15 years ago, talk to your doctor about getting screened.

Links:

CNN reports on Beijing's indoor smoking ban

Dr. Gary Franklin on our fatal attraction to narcotic pain medicines

The remarkable story of human papilloma virus and the vaccine that prevents cancer