If tobacco was removed from the shelves tomorrow would we still find toxic elements in our bodies? Yes, we would.
The Wellness Center research states "Our general and personal environment can be responsible for introducing toxic elements to our body. The air we breathe, water we drink, and food we eat can contain toxic elements. Fossil fuel combustion, especially coal, contributes numerous toxic elements to air and water. Cadmium enters the environment from vehicular tire wear. Lead is still often present in highway paint. Mercury can enter our bodies from dental amalgams and fish, especially tuna. Cadmium and antimony can be present in cigarette paper to make it burn slowly."
While the anti-tobacco movement would like to blame smokers for every conceivable ill on the planet, the facts are they would barely make a difference in the amount of toxins everyone is exposed to on a daily basis.