The harmful effects of smoking are known worldwide, and pretty much every smoker knows about them.
Health authorities confirm that animal experiments do not provide any useful results regarding the negative effects of smoking on the human organism.
Nevertheless, they are still being carried out and in a manner that can hardly be surpassed in cruelty.
The majority of cigarette manufacturers are still commissioning contract laboratories in 2021, in which terrible scenes will then take place, to carry out experiments on living and sentient creatures.
In secrecy and well hidden from the public, the researchers torture and practice monstrous things on innocent animals at the request of the merciless tobacco companies.
The People picture of smoking dogs that shocked the nation in 1975
Animals are forced to inhale cigarette smoke continuously for up to 6 hours a day for a period of up to a whopping 3 years.
Animals normally avoid inhaling smoke and so they are forced to do so by draconian means.
Dogs, especially beagles, for example, are connected to hoses and sometimes fixed, as are monkeys.
Rats are squeezed into narrow containers, in which the harmful smoke is pumped directly into their sensitive noses.
Officially abolished, but whoever controls a research laboratory has the hoses attached directly to the necks of dogs and monkeys.
To generate tumors, the skin of rats and mice is exposed directly to the smoke condensate.
Philip Morris, for example, had the effects of additives such as sugar, molasses, honey, plum juice, chocolate, lime oil, coffee extract, and cocoa tested on sensitive creatures.
To do this, thousands of rats were locked in tiny boxes.
Trapped there almost motionless, they were allowed to ingest the smoke for up to 6 hours a day for 90 days by pumping it into their nostrils.
The animals were then killed, cut open, and examined.
There were no groundbreaking or surprising results.
R. J. Reynolds had smoke condensate applied to the skin of more than 1,000 mice and rats to study the effects of high-sugar corn syrup as a flavoring agent on the animals.
They were also forced to inhale smoke at the same time.
The majority of the rodents died with the tar particles on their skin during the cruel experiments.
In others, the skin loosened and malignant tumors developed that was painful for the tiny ones.
The animals that survived the ordeal of the tests were executed and dissected as a kind of reward.
1,000 rats were also forced passively by Philip Morris to smoke and to exhaust diesel. inhale – for 2 years, 6 hours a day.
The aim was to study the effects on the small lungs of the animals.
Lorillard Tobacco had rats inhale cigarette smoke for 5 days, 3 hours daily, then killed, cut open, and examined for lung damage.
The list of tests on the effects of cigarettes goes on for a long time with rats, mice, dogs, and monkeys.
Countless pregnant rhesus monkeys have been horribly tortured at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.
Tubes were surgically implanted into them so that they could permanently inject nicotine into them during the last 4 months of pregnancy.
Shortly before the birth, the fetuses of the expectant mothers were cut out, these “premature babies” were killed and examined.
You can see that money often throws every principle and every moral overboard.
Some of these barbaric experiments are even financed by taxpayers’ money because some institutes have cleverly disguised their atrocities under the guise of developing new treatment methods to “support” smokers.
Internal tobacco industry documents reveal that new additives and products that tobacco companies are currently developing, which they will likely test on animals, are generally intended to mask the actual taste and smell of tobacco to make it more palatable and appealing to the user, as well as to those inhaling secondhand smoke and potential customers like teenagers.
Companies also conduct animal experiments to test new cigarette papers, tobacco mixtures, and so-called “safer” cigarettes.
For years, we’ve known the dangers of smoking cigarettes and the health hazards associated with tobacco.
A warning of these effects is even printed on every pack.
But some people still choose to inhale.
More Information…The first recorded attempts to artificially induce animal tumors through the application of tobacco products occurred in 1911.
Health officials have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes disease in nearly every organ of the human body and that animal tests are poor predictors of these effects.
Cigarette packets and another tobacco packaging must include warnings in the same size and format and using the same approved texts (in the appropriate local languages) in all member states of the European Union.
These warnings are displayed in black Helvetica bold on a white background with a thick black border.
Ireland prefaces its warnings with “Irish Government Warning”, Latvia with “Veselības ministrija brīdina” (Health Ministry Warning), and Spain with “Las Autoridades Sanitarias Advierten” (The Health Board Warns).
In member states with more than one official language, the warnings are displayed in all languages, with the sizes adjusted accordingly (for example in Belgium the messages are written in Dutch, French, and German, in Luxembourg in French and German, and in Ireland, in Irish and English).
All cigarette packets sold in the European Union must display the content of nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide in the same manner on the side of the packet.
Tobacco products and their ingredients are not allowed to be tested on animals in Germany – and there is a good reason for that. Indeed, today tobacco product manufacturers have effective in vitro technologies (i.e., animal-free research methods) and human tissue and cell cultures at their disposal.
In addition, they can fall back on the accumulated knowledge from epidemiological and clinical studies on humans on the health risks caused by smoking.
In Canada, all tests required for tobacco products are carried out as animal-free in vitro tests.
In Belgium, Estonia, Slovakia, and the UK, none of the cruel animal experiments mentioned above would be legal, because animal experiments on tobacco products and their ingredients are prohibited in these countries.
The link between tobacco use and human lung cancer has not been recognized for many years because the results of animal experiments failed to show it.
In a recent article, a tobacco industry consultant reported that the results of years of inhalation studies with cigarette smoke in rats, mice, hamsters, dogs, and non-human primates showed no significant increase in the development of cancerous tumors.
The health authorities have known for decades that smoking cigarettes can cause health damage in almost every organ in the human body and that animal experiments do not provide any useful results with regard to the harmful effects of smoking.
Nevertheless, cigarette manufacturers and the contract laboratories they employ continue to carry out cruel and unnecessary animal testing for both new and existing tobacco products.
It’s not like the experimenters are using animals to find a cure for cancer. Their goal is to find a new way to keep people hooked on nicotine and keep their profits high to offset the drop in cigarette sales that was felt after the smoking ban.
My best regards to all, Venus