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    Half of donor lungs come from smokers:

    Patients given smokers' lungs are just as likely to survive, says new study
    237 lung transplants carried out at Harefield Hospital over six-year period

    Out of these, 47 per cent of patients received organs from heavy smokers
    Meanwhile, 53 per cent were given lungs from non-smoking donors

    However, survival rates were similar over one-year and three-year periods
    Half of donor lungs come from smokers: Fifth are from people with 20-a-day habits | Mail Online

    I notice that they use the fake smokers lungs, presumably for effect.

    The Black Lung Lie | Frank Davis

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    Well hell...
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    Priceless!

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    ha ha ha! i wonder if a "never smoked" recipient would crave a smoke after receiving a smoker's lungs

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    So the black lungs on cig packets are "false advertising" for the health zealots ?
    where is a lawyer when ya need one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olfella View Post
    So the black lungs on cig packets are "false advertising" for the health zealots ?
    where is a lawyer when ya need one
    Yep, all the pictures on cig packets are false advertising. It's ok for them to lie and manipulate, but the tobacco companies are vilified for the exact same behaviour. Crazy world.

    It's also telling that they happily give a heavy smoker's lungs to people. Makes me wonder just how much propaganda and rubbish they are feeding us, and apparently the medical profession are colluding. It's ok to exaggerate or even downright lie because the end justifies the means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenJ View Post
    Yep, all the pictures on cig packets are false advertising. It's ok for them to lie and manipulate, but the tobacco companies are vilified for the exact same behaviour. Crazy world.
    I have not been able to verify it, but I heard that many of those disturbing graphic images on cig packets would be illegal under obscenity laws, were it not for the fact that they are actually photos of wax models.

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    Yeah, I wonder how they get away with it anyway. That blood wee-y toilet bowl I find really, really offensive, for some reason. I think maybe they need to put such pictures on packets of chips and soft drinks...
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    Well, bugger me.

    I fell for the black lung lie.

    Lying bastards.

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    They think it is acceptable to lie if you believe it will make people stop smoking.


    Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
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