But how does the medical industry cash in by telling people that smoking causes cancer? Wouldn't they do better financially by having everybody smoke and get sick?
How so? Like I said , Japan has the longest lifespan and the largest smoking rates in the world . Or the people on the Greek island Icaria who have the most centenerians per capita also smoke very much. Smoking much like diet is completelly innocuous by itself and a red herring for medical industry.
Now they are not talking about real issues that affect health like indoor lifestyle, lack of a real community which leads to inability to deal with emotional issues, endless sitting around and not enough real excercise , not enough rest and sleep, endless pursuit and materialism, over dependence on electronics including the night lights and lack of connection with nature and other life forms. Has your doctor ever told you to get better integrated into the community around you and I don't mean some imaginary narrow interest group? I think people in Japan, Greek Isles and few other places live healthy because they live a more fullfiling life and they are more integrated into the community. When they are more integrated they can deal with most if not all emotional problems. Pretty much any chronic disease is related to emotional issues or inability to deal with them and that's pretty hard to do if you don't have someone or many to be attached to.