Tobacco: Power Plant
Tobacco has been used by Native Americans in shamanism since before written records.
The smoking of tobacco is believed to have begun as early as 3000 – 5000 BC.
Mayan vessels have been found to contain potent tobacco, dating back to 700 AD.
By the mid 1600’s, every major civilization had began the practice of tobacco smoking.
It was used in ancient shamanic ceremonies for spiritual protection, and for its vast healing power.
It is still used by shamans for these purposes today.
Some of Tobacco’s medicinal properties include: muscle relaxant, concentration enhancer, anti bacterial, anti septic, anti parasitic, anti inflammatory , anti-anxiety, a treatment for schizophrenia, and a neuroprotective.
This is not to necessarily suggest that tobacco smoking is a healthy habit,
but to highlight that it has beneficial qualities, applications in medicine, and is a powerful “ally” in shamanism/mysticism.
Cancer among native Amazonian, tobacco smoking Indians is virtually unheard of, why?
In modern society, tobacco has been perverted by the appliance of toxic chemicals to the plants during growth, and the further adding of chemicals to the leaves as they are processed into cigarettes or rolling tobacco.
Tobacco itself is then blamed and vilified for causing cancer’s and many other diseases linked to the smoking of cigarettes.
Upon examining the chemical additives and the extent of their use, it is far more reasonable to postulate that these additives are in fact the true cause of most of the harm caused by cigarettes.
As well as the improper use by smokers, IE the chain smoking of cigarettes that are high in chemical additives and low in nicotine.
(It is interesting to note that Nicotiana Rustica, the tobacco plant widely used by Native Americans, has a far higher nicotine content than the Virginia tobacco used in cigarettes.)
There are 599 known additives in cigarettes. Each brand may use a selection of them, all are not added to every brand.
Here is a small sample of them:
Acetanisole, Acetic Acid, Acetoin, Acetophenone, 6-Acetoxydihydrotheaspirane, 2-Acetyl-3- Ethylpyrazine, 2-Acetyl-5-Methylfuran, Acetylpyrazine, 2-Acetylpyridine, 3-Acetylpyridine, 2-, Almond Bitter Oil, Ambergris Tincture, Ammonia, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Ammonium Phosphate Dibasic, Ammonium Sulfide, Amyl Alcohol, Amyl Butyrate, Amyl Formate, Amyl Octanoate, alpha-Amylcinnamaldehyde, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Butyrate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Propionate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butyl Acetate, Butyl Butyrate, Butyl Butyryl Lactate, Butyl Isovalerate, Dimethyl Succinate , 3,4-Dimethyl-1,2 Cyclopentanedione , 3,5- Dimethyl-1,2-Cyclopentanedione , 3,7-Dimethyl-1,3,6-Octatriene , Ethyl Heptanoate , Ethyl Hexanoate , Ethyl Isovalerate , Ethyl Lactate, Hydrolyzed Milk Solids , Hydrolyzed Plant Proteins , 5-Hydroxy-2,4-Decadienoic Acid delta- Lactone , 4-Hydroxy-2,5-Dimethyl-3(2H)-Furanone , 2-Hydroxy-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One, 4-Hydroxy -3-Pentenoic Acid Lactone, Phenenthyl Alcohol, Phenethyl Butyrate, Phenethyl Cinnamate , Phenethyl Isobutyrate, Phenethyl Isovalerate, Phenethyl Phenylacetate, Phenethyl Salicylate, 1-Phenyl-1-Propanol, 3-Phenyl-1-Propanol
Keeping in mind the amount of currency cigarettes generate for the government and corporations, and given the nature of said entities, it is reasonable to wonder if some of these chemicals or a combination of them have addictive properties exceeding that of tobacco alone.
It is most certain that some of these chemicals or a combination of them have carcinogenic properties exceeding that of tobacco alone.
Tobacco and cancer
Tobacco smoking, especially in moderation, poses virtually zero risk of cancer.
Sounds controversial, and it is, so read on.
It has been stated that radioactive phosphates in tobacco stemming from commercial fertilizers cause 90%* of cancers associated with smoking.
“According to U.S. Surgeon General C. Everette
Koop, radioactivity, not tar,
accounts for at least 90% of all smoking related lung cancer.” – Sol lightman
An article written by “Sol lightman”, available at “erowid.com”
outlines the real cause of cancer among cigarette smokers,
which, as it turns out, was not tobacco.
All major tobacco companies use chemical phosphate fertilizer.
All U.S Tobacco is fertilized with these phosphates by law. (U.S tobacco is in virtually all commercial cigarettes)
The Phosphates are rich in radium 226, which rapidly breaks down into the highly radioactive metals lead 210 and polonium 210.
This cancerous combination has a half life of 21.5 years
Not only is the soil permeated with the metals, causing them to be absorbed through the plant roots,
they also become airborne and cling to tobacco’s sticky leaves.
Furthermore Tobacco naturally picks up radiation from the environment, increasing absorption.
As the phosphates are added to the soil each year, the radioactivity builds up.
“Dr. Jerome Marmorstein found radioactive polonium in the lungs of smokers and in tobacco grown since 1950. Polonium levels tripled in American tobacco between 1938 and 1960.
…This radioactive polonium, plus some lead and radium found in cigarettes and the lungs is directly related to the fertilizer used in tobacco farm soil.
Polonium emits the most carcinogenic form of radioactivity known, but has a short half-life (four months). However, it binds with radioactive lead which has a 22 year half-life, and then breaks down into radioactive polonium…”
Lendon H. Smith, M.D.
Also of note is the use of reconstituted tobacco, or “sheet” which is a major constituent in modern cigarettes.
Sheet is composed of stalks, scraps and floor sweepings.
The nicotine is extracted from them, and fillers are added, including glue and other chemicals, forming a sheet.
The nicotine is sprayed back on, it is then ground and added to the cigarettes.
In addition, some cigarette filters contain substances such as triacetin, titanium dioxide and sorbitan mono laureate, and in the 50’s were even made from asbestos.
Keeping in mind the entheogenic potential of tobacco, the chemical additives may nullify some of the its beneficial effects, as well as increase addictive properties.
Tobacco is perfect for this due to the public perception that tobacco smoking causes cancer, and is unhealthy period.
Furthermore, the blame is shifted to the smokers through beliefs such as “smokers are wasting tax money on hospital resources”.
Of course smokers generate far more tax money through the purchase of cigarettes.
Tax accounts for around 88% of the cost of a pack of cigarettes in the U.K.
Tax revenue from tobacco in 2011/12 amounted to £12.1 billion* pounds in the U.K.
*Tobacco Manufacture Association
Phosphate fertilizers have been used on tobacco in the U.S since the late 1930’s.
Government health warnings:
From my observations, the government health warning image on tobacco products serves 2 purposes.
To reinforce the belief that the government care about your health, and
to link the image of sickness and death with smoking in the subconscious of the smoker. Although a small number of people will stop smoking because of the warnings, many will continue smoking with a enhanced sense of guilt and fear surrounding their habit.
Black lungs are a common image on cigarette packs, but its another lie. Black lungs are not caused by smoking tobacco, but from coal mining, and industrial and petrochemical pollution.
These doctors explain further, excerpted from the article “The Black Lung Lie” by Frank Davis.:
“Dr. Duane Carr – Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, said this: “Smoking does not discolor the lung.”
Dr. Victor Buhler, Pathologist at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City: “I have examined thousands of lungs both grossly and microscopically. I cannot tell you from exmining a lung whether or not its former host had smoked.”
Dr. Sheldon Sommers, Pathologist and Director of Laboratories at Lenox Hill Hospital, in New York: “…it is not possible grossly or microscopically, or in any other way known to me, to distinguish between the lung of a smoker or a nonsmoker. Blackening of lungs is from carbon particles, and smoking tobacco does not introduce carbon particles into the lung.”
“So firstly they’re pig lungs. And secondly they’ve been preserved and stained realistically. And simulated internal and external tumours have been added. And all to demonstrate the effects of prolonged smoking! It beggars belief. No doubt the students aren’t told any of this, and are led to believe that they’re looking at real human ‘smokers’ lungs’.” – Frank Davis on the black lungs used in demonstrations.
Smoking Tobacco is a right, yet the anti smoking lobby would like us to beleive that smokers are irresponsible, loathsome, black lunged zombies who’s second hand smoke will severely poison our children.
The so called “smoking ban” is simply another implement of control under the guise of health.