Yesterday we had a conversation about an AP article and breast cancer rates in Texas.
We, as a nation, have been down this road before. I can remember exactly where I was (driving my VW on I-30 in Fort Worth nearing the Montgomery Street exit) when the radio announced that Big Tobacco finally released their secret formula for their cigarettes. After decades of funding their own science (tobaccademia?), disinformation from Hill & Knowlton (the same spinmeisters Big Gas & Oil is now using), threatening and intimidating people who ask questions we learned the cancer causing ingredients in their cigarettes.
I never smoked but I remember that day well. It was the day I stopped believing corporations and their paid scientists and started trusting my common sense. People who live in the gas patch know they are being poisoned and exposed to carcinogens.
And guess what. There is still no proof that cigarettes cause cancer but everyone with a lick of sense knows they do.
It’s hard to believe we are going down this road again.