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According to a review published in the journal Health Physics in 2010, smoking tobacco has resulted in “443,000 deaths and 5.1 million years of potential life lost among the U.S. population each year from 2000 through 2004.” Furthermore, the review estimated that the associated collective radiation dose from smoking is “more than 36 times that to the workers at all the U.S. nuclear power plants, U.S. Department of Energy nuclear weapons facilities, and crews of all the vessels in the U.S.
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I definitely agree that there are numerous serious health risks involved with smoking cigarettes particularly long term. I don't however like this argument because the number of people smoking cigarettes is astronomically higher than the number of people working at nuclear facilities.
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