DRINKING and SMOKING may save you from a blood cancer: the myeloma.
After years of brain-washing propaganda – encouraged and commended by nanny States all over the civilized world – teetotalers and anti-smokers, as well as drinkers and smokers, will certainly be flabbergasted upon learning that the combination of smoking and drinking appears to reduce the risk of multiple myeloma, with most of the effect coming from alcohol consumption.
The study involved 4,146 myeloma cases and a composite control group of 18,432 participants. It was conducted by Gabriella Andreotti, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and was reported on by "MedPage Today".
Andreotti and colleagues examined the joint effects of alcohol and smoking on myeloma risk.
Participants who smoked and drank had 30% lower odds for myeloma than participants who did neither.
Former smokers had a myeloma risk similar to that of never smokers. That is: don’t quit smoking if you are afraid of getting a myeloma ;-). They don’t say it, but I suppose that the same thing happens if a drinker stops drinking.
Personally I don’t know what to think about this news, except for the fact that, lately, the medical literature is ‘daring’ to publish studies that absolve the tobacco smoke from being the cause of this or that disease. In spite of the Antis.