Dr McConnell added: \”Children whose parents perceived their lives as unpredictable, uncontrollable, or overwhelming had increased risk of new onset asthma associated with traffic related pollution and maternal smoking during pregnancy.

If there\’s a link between asthma and in utero exposure to tobacco then how in hell has asthma incidence been rising as smoking rates have been plummeting?

I\’m beginning to think that smoking as a cause for this disease or that disease is simply added to the list like spam in the Monty Python cafe.

4 thoughts on “Eh?”

  1. I’m beginning to think that smoking as a cause for this disease or that disease is simply added to the list like spam in the Monty Python cafe.

    It is, but as is my cliche, that’s because it’s a moral crusade, and the purpose of science to crusaders is merely to confirm their beliefs. In the main, modern epidemiology is merely a propaganda tool.

  2. The people who are struggling this category are more likely to be stuck in poor quality accomodation, cold and damp council flats, maybe with mould on the walls, and with a higher likelihood of pest infestation.

    I suspect there are many more factors, but you get the idea.

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