Japan has one of the highest smoking rates on Earth--yet one of the lowest lung cancer rates, and one of the highest life expectancy rates!
After defeating and surpassing its only (formerly) major rival, the tobacco industry, Big Pharma has set its sights on the rest of the country.
These are the types of dirty little secrets you won't hear researchers or journals discussing.
There are actually numerous little-known health benefits to smoking which have to be weighed alongside potential risks. As efforts in the 60s and 70s to warn people about the then-unknown risks of smoking turned into a frenzy to obliterate smokers from the face of the planet, the health benefits of smoking and nicotine became more and more suppressed.