Thursday, February 28, 2013

Something To Think About


I am not on an anti-smoking crusade. I am using the example of the increased scientific and medical finite human knowledge over the decades of the dangers of smoking and tobacco use in comparison to the infinite knowledge of the Biblical God.  God is omniscient.

Whereas human cultural views within societies change, based on knowledge of the time, and what is perceived as knowledge of the time, in contrast, God does not change in nature and in morality.

'Malachi 3:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

6 “For [a]I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, [b]are not consumed.' Malachi scholar W. Ward Gasque writes that God is steadfast and in his character and faithful in his promises to his people. Gasque (1986: 993).

Is this context to the sons of Jacob. The immutability of God means his divine nature, attributes, consciousness, and will cannot change. God does not grow or develop, as there are no variations in his infinite, eternal nature at different points within his existence.

The inspired Scripture of this infinite, eternal, omniscient God would therefore reflect the nature, character and morality of this God and his plans forever, regardless of society changes, scientific and medical advances and related and cultural change whether from the left, right, or centre in the West or other human cultures in the 21st century.

GASQUE, W.WARD (1986) ‘Malachi’, in F.F. Bruce (ed.), The International Bible Commentary, Grand Rapids, Zondervan.

From Health Canada

Health Canada


Carcinogens in Tobacco Smoke Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, of which more than 70 are known to cause, initiate or promote cancer and are called "carcinogens".

Exposure to tobacco smoke increases the risk of developing cancer.

Health Canada recommends that Canadians stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke.

Smokeless Tobacco Products:

A Chemical and Toxicity Analysis

The amounts of the toxic chemicals found in smokeless tobacco products vary depending on how the product is manufactured or processed.

Several forms of smokeless tobacco products are available in Canada.

All smokeless tobacco products contain toxic chemicals that can cause cancer.

The use of smokeless tobacco products can cause harmful health effects.

Mini Size Cigarettes: Smoke Emissions and Toxicity Analyses Mini size cigarettes may give smokers the impression of reduced yields of smoke because they are shorter than regular or king size cigarettes. 

The smoke from shorter, mini size cigarettes contains the same toxic chemicals, in similar concentrations as the smoke from other Canadian cigarettes.

Smoking mini size cigarettes poses the same risk of harmful health effects as smoking other Canadian cigarettes.

Discount Cigarettes Some Canadian smokers have switched to smoking discount cigarettes rather than quitting smoking or reducing the number of cigarettes they smoke.

The smoke from discount cigarettes contains the same chemicals, in similar concentrations, as the smoke from premium cigarettes.

Smoking discount cigarettes poses the same risk of harmful health effects as smoking other Canadian cigarettes.

Aromatic Amines At least 70 chemicals in tobacco smoke, including aromatic amines, are known to cause, initiate or promote cancer.

The exposure to these chemicals is capable of triggering the conversion of normal cells into cancer cells (mutation).

Aromatic amines present in tobacco smoke have a high potential to develop mutations that can cause cancer.

Contraband Cigarettes Contraband cigarettes raise several questions regarding their health effects.

Smoking contraband cigarettes poses the same risk of harmful health effects as smoking legal cigarettes.

The smoke from contraband cigarettes contains the same chemicals as the smoke from legal cigarettes sold in Canada.

Little Cigars Little cigars (also called "cigarillos") are a relatively new tobacco product.

They are similar in appearance to a cigarette.

Smoking little cigars poses the same risk of harmful health effects as smoking cigarettes.

The origin and type of tobacco used in little cigars are different to that used in cigarettes sold in Canada.

The smoke from little cigars contains the same chemicals as the smoke from cigarettes sold in Canada.

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