Do you know who these two men were? The one on the left was Edward Bernays - the father of public relations or propaganda, and the one on the right was AA Brill - Known as the father of psychoanalysis. These two men created a snare to trap every man, woman and child in the deadly poison of tobacco. In order to understand HOW to get out of the trap, you need to know what that trap was and who laid it.
It was scientifically proven by 1836 that tobacco was harmful. The studies, and those who shared them, were systematically silenced with threats of job loss or lawsuits. Edison was threatened with a law suit by the Tobacco Company stating that "tobacco was pure and harmless" and if he persisted to promote the dangers of smoking he would be sued. And so were many physicians and scientist of that day who did stand against the tobacco industry. Henry Ford went on to write an amazing book on the evils of tobacco titled "The Case Against The Little White Slaver". He self produced and distributed 10,000 copies at no profit to himself to educate people because the government and AMA were not. In 1915, biologist Davis Starr Jordan, wrote "The boy who smokes cigarettes need not be anxious about his future, he has none" Ford noted that 99% of criminals were smokers from an early age.
Tobacco is one of the most insidious traps to enslave and destroy Americans. Those of you who do not smoke, you might find it interesting that for every pack of cigarettes sold, Americans pay $2.17 in health related costs and loss of productivity costs. So non smokers should care because they are essentially paying for it. Your taxes dollars are paying for those who smoke, and if you care about sharing the precious truth with them, you need to know what you are up against because smoking affects a person's ability to learn and retain information and numbs the senses. Smoking makes it harder for a person to receive spiritual truth very much like other drugs like alcohol and marijuana. There was a reason brilliant successful men like Edison and Ford refused to hire smokers. And if you smoke, knowing that you were manipulated, targeted for addiction and control might help you overcome this nasty habit. Let's look at the trap laid in 1929. It was at that time in the U.S. illegal and taboo for women to smoke outside.
Those women who did were considered prostitutes women were arrested in NYC for smoking in public. The Tobacco Industry had suppressed all info about the harm from cigarettes but they knew the women would notice their husbands getting cancer and connect the cause to cigarettes and therefore raise their boys not to smoke. The Tobacco Industry had a problem. If they did not get the women hooked on nicotine, they were going to lose their market. Bernays was hired by George Washington Hill, President of the American Tobacco Company who then hired Brill to psychoanalyze women and find a way to overcome the taboo and laws in order to get the women to smoke.
One event changed everything. During the Easter Day parade in 1929, Bernays hired 12 debutants to walk in the parade. You see 6 of them in the picture above. At a set place and time in the parade with tens of thousands watching and a signal was given, and then the debutantes stopped, reached into their pockets and pulled out a cigarette, lighted it and stood like the Statue of Liberty. Behind them fell a banner with one word on it. That powerful word was freedom. Those debutantes are known as the "Torches of Freedom". Brill was right. That one word was all it took to defy common sense and reason. It is the same word used throughout the last 100 years by the tobacco industry to entice people to smoke when science and reason scream that it will kill you. Newspapers ran the story all across America followed by ads targeting women to smoke with the lie "if you smoke, you will be free and equal to men". It was the time of women's emancipation and the right to vote. It spread like lightening! Within one year, the perception of female smokers and the legal status for women completely reversed and women picked up the vile habit in droves with Eleanor Roosevelt being called the "first lady to smoke in public" in 1934. Within 5 years, smoking went from the status of prostitution to sophistication all because of the work of Bernays and Brill.
Today in spite of laws making it illegal for the Tobacco Industry we have the NEW Marlboro campaign. BE MARLBORO with ads all showing how fun life could be if you smoked marlboro and “Don't be a Maybe, Be Marlboro". "A Maybe Has No Fun"
Do these teens realize when they start smoking that they are diving into a lifetime of slavery? Diving into death all for a high that will destroy their quality of life. Many say, "I can give it up anytime". History proves that incorrect. Nicotine is painful to give up and designed to be that way so you will not overcome nicotine without a terrific struggle. Yes, it is like shooting heroine. It is not "Pure and Harmless" as the tobacco industry promotes. Nicotine is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE and the 3rd most addictive substance after heroine and crack cocaine. Most become hooked while children or teens. Roughly 26% started losing control over continued smoking after just 3-4 cigarettes, rising to 44% after smoking 5 to 9 cigarettes. Within 10 seconds of that very first puff, 50% of the brains's dopamine pathway acetlycholine receptors would become occupied with alcotine, and that prior to finishing that first cigarette, alcotine would saturate almost all of them. Why is that? Well it's not just nicotine in that cigarette! Cigarettes contain about 600 ingredients with 69 ingredients causing cancer. When they burn, they generate more than 4,000 chemicals.
Ive seen statistics showing it is 7000 chemicals. Why did they do that - add all those chemicals? To addict you, to make the nicotine hit you faster, to create a distinguished taste for a particular brand. And it worked!
Tobacco Industry PROFITS 35 Billion annually with estimated net worth of $130 Billion in the U.S., and it is here to stay. But there have been some amazing battles won along the way. Such as Proposition 99 in CA where they taxed cigarettes 25 cents per pack to fund anti smoking tv ads. It worked by reducing smoking 44%, until they ran out of money. Then up the smoking went. The Tobacco Industry has more money than the anti smoking industry, ...and they are relentless. Education has proven to be very effective. Even though the Tobacco Industry regains its ground after pulling out the tv anti smoking ads, tobacco usage WAS on the decline. But, just when you think cigarettes are on it's way out, the tobacco industry introduced a new nicotine delivery system using Bernays and Brill's old tactics...
The above ad for Mirage Cigarettes showed a man and woman using e-cigarettes amid clouds of vapor, while on-screen text read “choice”, “flavor” and “freedom”.
In spite of all the education and information about the harm of tobacco,
they appealed again to FREEDOM to get every man woman and child to vape. Instead of a paper cigarette to deliver the deadly nicotine, they have an electronic cigarette that does not use tar laden nicotine with it's 599 ingredients, but instead delivers a substance with enticing flavors like chocolate and bubble gum, and 42 ingredients of which 9 are carcinogens. All along with the poisonous nicotine. Cigarettes once again are considered taboo. It is not permissible to smoke in many public places and most work environments. One has to go outside to a certain area to smoke. So how did they do it? How did they get people to start smoking or stop trying to quit? They used Bernays and Brills advertising illusion of "Freedom". But freedom from what? Men and woman are equal. We live in the land of the free and home of the brave, so what do we need "freedom" from. There are laws of health. You break them, you die. Go without the law of water 4 days and see what happens. Try going without the law of oxygen? It's the twisting of what it means to be free so that you don't follow any laws. Freedom becomes "Do what thou wilt" philosophy but that is not real freedom. If smoking is what you want, you will be a slave to it for your shortened life that likely ends in a painful cancer or lung diseased death. And they call that freedom. Today, the Tobacco industry is deceiving people with the lie, "if you VAPE you are FREE". But it is not really freedom they are promoting, but rebellion. If they had used that word, it would not have worked. It does not mean that if you vape you are truly free, just that we would accept it! And accept the lie we did, to the tune of a 1.5 billion dollar market with a 24.2% growth rate through 2018 and expected to pass the cigarette market within 10 years which is dropping 26% annually.
About 10% of the U.S. adult population now vape! That is almost 4 times higher than a U.S government estimate that used e-cigarettes in 2013. The market it exploding with new users. The FDA does not regulate vaping because it is considered technology being battery powered and not in a drug delivery device like cigarettes and cigars. Never mind it has the drug nicotine.
Since they come in flavors such as chocolate and bubble gum, and there is no health warning label, it was ridiculously easy for the Tobacco Industry to legally TARGET TEENS! Nicotine is highly addictive and will CREATE addicts of the children and adults using them. Studies show that those who vape will also smoke cigarettes. And the chemicals in those e-cigarettes do the same thing they did in the paper cigarettes. They addict you faster and keep you addicted and hooked to a specific brand. There is a reason why you crave one brand over another. Look closely, again we have the snare of "Freedom".
Both the cigarette and the e-cigarette produce smoke/smoke like vapors. The only difference is that cigarettes you exhale the smoke and the e-cigarette you inhale the smoke. But in both, the smoke is TOXIC to the user and all those it is forced upon.
Advertising has increased 10-fold in just three years. In 2011, 6.4 million, in 2012, 18.3 million and in 2013, 59.3 million was spent on e-cigarette advertising.
And they use the same doctor based advertising they did in the early 1900s about it being PURE and HARMLESS and the same lawsuits threatening those who say otherwise. They don't deny it is addicting, just that there is any harm in it.
Whats in the chew?
And, then there is hookah. One hour of hookah is equal to smoking 100 cigarettes. It attracts a different crowd than the "cool vaping" does. No ads in glossy magazines to promote it. Just the bars in the lower end side of town where you can sit at the bar or in a circle. Its a social thing. The tobacco industry makes something for everyone in every culture.
Would you believe that tobacco with caffeine produces the most damage to the brain? The picture on the left is the healthy brain of someone who does not drink, use tobacco, cannabis or caffeine. That person has clear thinking and excellent memory.
The picture on the right is the brain of someone who smokes and drinks coffee. See all the dark places? That is destroyed nonfunctioning brain tissue. That person does not have clear thinking, the ability to focus or good memory. Notice that it is in the prefrontal cortex where you reason. With all the smoking and caffeinating, is it any wonder our society has an epidemic of Alzheimers? Why are the two poisons combined in this case for the SPECT? Because most people who smoke also drink coffee. But there are other SPECT scans that show damage alone from tobacco, and damage alone from caffeine. Please research Dr Daniel Amen's work to see the brain damage caused when someone uses only nicotine and does not drink coffee.
My family story and why helping smokers quit is so important to me.
My family's bondage to smoking is an excellent testimony of just how effective advertising is in influencing people to start smoking. By the age of 14, my entire family smoked including my 10 year old brother Tommy. I don't take any credit for not smoking and believe God kept me from it and put an aversion to it at an early age in my life. I had absolutely no desire to smoke while most of those around me did. I would like to share their stories with you. Each one has a valuable lesson to help someone.
My Mom. She is the one on the left. She stopped smoking one morning when I was a teenager because she woke up and started coughing up black stuff. She just quit cold turkey and never went back. She now has COPD but works and lives life well at her age. Her dad also smoked heavily. He died of Emphazema. I remember the awful sounds he made while he slept. That is enough to make you never want to smoke.
My Dad. He continued on for many years after Mom quit and then stopped. He now has COPD and is on oxygen 24 / 7. He will tell you “never, never smoke”. My dad shares a story about his dad who after he had a heart attack and heart surgery, he went to see his doctor for a followup. When the doctor found out he was STILL smoking, the doctor threw him out of his office and said “Get the hell out of my office. I saved your life you miserable SOB and you repay me by still smoking?” Addiction runs deep in my family.
My Brother. He must have started around age 9. He smokes to this day and he is 48. He has lived a life of crime and is in prison now for over 20 years, still smoking. His teeth are gone and I bet he would also tell you, “never, never smoke”. Remember Ford saying that 99% of prisoners are smokers?
Sister Kim's Story: Kim and Melinda are twins and in the picture above, Kim is the one in the middle. Mom on the left and Melinda on the right. My sister Kim started smoking at age 14. I was 15 at the time. I asked her why she ever started smoking. She said "The Marlboro Man! He rode a horse and I love horses". Kim lived and breathed horses since she was ten and started working on a horse ranch pre-teens cleaning stalls and all the dirty work just to be around horses and horse shows. That world is full of tobacco users and they were her heroes. We also lived in Georgia which is a heavy tobacco using state. All around her the message was "it is normal to smoke" and so she did for over 30 years. She tried to quit many times but failed in frustration. I went to visit her December 2010. She sat on the deck smoking a cigarette and she had no idea that God would answer her prayer. She had tried quitting just before my visit. She felt guilty about smoking and wanted to quit before I came. She failed again, and in great anguish as she smoked said to God out loud, "I've tried many times and just can't. If you want me to quit smoking you will just have to come down here and make me". The next day I drove with her to the hospital for a "routine hysterectomy" for fibroids. I was there when the doctor said, "Oh Mrs Bruce, you will be just fine. You are very healthy". She underwent the surgery with no problems and was sent home. The next day, I got on a plane and flew home. By the next day she was back in the hospital fighting for her life. Infection set in from improper surgical procedure. She went through five surgeries, a month on feeding tubes and many times "touch and go". Multiple calls were made to me about how she was close to dying. For that month she could not talk, let alone smoke. She lay there many times in great pain when the morphine ran out and could not talk to anyone. The only one to turn to was God. When they finally controlled the infection and removed the tubes and she could talk, the first thing she said was "Praise God". She said "it was the very best thing that happened because I had my priorities all screwed up." She said "God drew very close to me during that time so that I did not feel alone" and when asked how she quit smoking, she says "I did not quit smoking. God delivered me from smoking. I can't take credit for quitting, I just take credit for staying quit!" She will tell you it is EASIER to quit smoking than for God to make you!
Sister Melinda's Story: Melinda started a little earlier than Kim at age 13. When I asked her why she started smoking she said "To get back at Mom". Melinda felt that "Mom was controlling and smoking was one thing she could not control". How many teens feel this way? She then explained she "felt unloved and unsupported". It was not peer pressure or a recognized advertising tactic that got her. It was a spirit of defiance. Subliminally she thought "smoke and be free" with an "I'll show her" attitude. It is hard to write this because my dear mom, whom I love greatly, will read this, but there is a powerful lesson for parents in this story for parents to be extra careful with strong willed children and careful to not allow resentment to build up in relationships. There are at least two sides to every story and this story is from Melinda’s view. So how did Melinda quit? She was a two pack a day smoker, or better known as "chain smoker". I was visiting her in March 2013 in her North Georgia home. Like Kim, she had tried very hard to quit before I came but also failed in frustration. On the day I left she quit smoking. That evening she was in absolute misery and she called each family member starting with my Dad, who told her, "Baby you are just not strong enough. Get in the car and get yourself some cigarettes. You can try again later when your stronger" . She said in exasperation, "DAD, I didnt call you to tell me I could not do this" and then she called me, and left a message. I called back, but could not reach her and then I called Mom who told me "Melinda is very good at quitting". Last, Melinda called her twin sister Kim who lives in the same town. Kim says "I did not even let her finish but put the phone on the table and let her cry into the table while I grabbed my keys and drove over there". Kim then says "I sat on her for 2 days". Literally sat with her on the couch and when Melinda said she had to have a cigarette and went to get up to go to town to get one, she would sit on her legs! After the first 3 days of quitting, the nicotine was out of her system and the cravings were manageable. But sadly, it did not last. 2 years later, her only son was diagnosed with a rare spinal tumor and had to have a very high risk surgery with poor chance of living. While waiting for 18 hours in the hospital room to see if her son lived, she gave into smoking. She smoked a few more years and then gave it up 2 weeks ago! Her painful struggle with nicotine gives proof there is hope for any smoker if they only keep trying till they make it. There is hope because it is proven that the average person who finally quits smoking for good, failed 7 times and they were successful on the 8th! A wonderful Proverb says: “THE JUST FALLETH 7 TIMES AND GETS UP AGAIN.” Have you tried and failed many times? Don’t give up. You can quit. You have to want to be free more than being a slave to nicotine. Studies show each time you quit, the next time you do better. So try again! This can be the time you are successful for life.
Ready to quit? Don’t get sucked into the programs created by the government and the AMA. They designed and promoted these programs to KEEP you addicted and controlled. How is that?
3 Things That Keep You Addicted:
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, smokers should:
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But, if you are reading this and right now you want to quit so that right now you hate that cigarette and never want to take another puff, then Do it. Quit right now! You can check out this website (http://whyquit.com). Joel Spitzer has helped thousands quit without any special craving care like we offer. Throw the pack away. If you want more help with the detox and craving care, so you don’t crave or have the misery, then call us at 503-222-3311 right now or text us. If Monday through Friday, we can get you in and we have special detox services that REALLY greatly reduce cravings so you are not miserable. Many have no cravings at all. Those who went through the Freedom Program stayed smoke free. We will do all we can to get you scheduled that day. Even if you schedule your detox services with us the next day after you decide to quit you will do just fine. You can quit right now and are started on your way to being smoke free for life. Many have quit smoking without detox help and just on their will power. Our detox services and education help get the 4000 chemicals out of your fat cells and mucosa safely and effectively reducing cravings and those desires that come “out of nowhere” years after quitting therefore ensuring a better chance you will never take another puff!
The second error are the replacement and weening off substances such as the patch, gum and e -cigarettes. These were made by the tobacco Industry to KEEP YOU ADDICTED, and to make more money! As long as you give the body even the teeny tinniest bit of nicotine with just one puff, one suck on a losage, one chew on the gum, you are still a slave to nicotine. Studies show you are far more likely to stay quit if you do it cold turkey! It takes 72 hours for the nicotine to leave your body. By day 4, you are down to 3-4 three minute craves a day. By 10 days you are down to 1 three minute crave a day. Within 3 weeks, you are crave free! Those three minute craves will FEEL like an eternity, but when you know they only are three minutes, and that they WILL GO AWAY, then you know that YOU HAVE QUIT IT.
The reason you are craving so intensely is NOT the nicotine but the chemicals the manufacturers added. They are there to keep you addicted. Which is why our detox services work wonders to help you quit for life. Our detox safely and effectively releases those fat stored toxins for better health (69 of those chemicals are carcinogenic!).
The third error is by far the most dangerous. The surgeon general has listed a group of "professionals" giving them credibility. The AMA will tell you to get counseling by a psychiatrist. Although there are a few exceptions, such as Abram Hoffer or Doug Lisle. In general I do not support the psychiatric profession. Another such exception would be getting a SPECT scan performed by Dr Daniel Amen, MD who also has left medicating people so he can truly improve their health with nutrition. There have been some valuable sociology and psychological studies to draw insight, but in no circumstance would I support taking their drugs or being involved in their “experiments and social programs". I agree whole heartedly with Dr Julian Whittaker, MD when he says:
"Do not, and I scream, do not, trust, psychiatrists and the current drug pushing culture of modern education"!... "
"If you are in their clutches, they will find a fabricated "mental disorder" to diagnose you with and prescribe psychotropic meds to "help" you with your tobacco induced anxiety and to address how you used tobacco to cope with "unresolved family issues and traumas stemming from childhood".
"Pretty soon, we’re not going to find a normal person anywhere in the country…unless they’re drugged."
Dr Julian Whitaker, MD
Psychiatrists are the masters of manipulation and know how to get you to trust them implicitly. You will not come out unscathed by their craftiness. When you research the origins of their "profession" you will find no true science for them to stand upon, but a made up belief system that has been promoted as science when it is not. The drugs they dole out in prescription form will only mask the problem and will always produce negative side effects. As Charlotte Gerson says "All drugs are liver toxic bar none"!
The world, and many of the psychiatric professionals, will tell you that hypnosis is the easy way to quit smoking with a 66% success rate. You don't have to do anything but show up and go through the program. The hypnotist does it to you. It is not a question that this "easy way" works. Taking the "easy way" out is a bad choice for several reasons. One, taking the easy way out is a pattern people start taking in life and it will stunt their growth / maturity. The successful people in life are those who make sacrifices and develop discipline and apply effort to overcome their challenges. There is no nice way of saying this and it needs to be said. A person who smokes is someone who believes they have no control over their life. When you realize you are in the trap of tobacco and you choose the "easy way out of smoking another day", you are also saying that you "give up" and you are helpless. It is one thing to enter into a trap not knowing the consequences and it is another to choose to not fight, and give up and give in. If you do choose to fight and win the battle over addiction, the victory is something extraordinary. The discipline and self denial it took to quit smoking is an accomplishment that will help you overcome other difficult feats and thereby you grow as a person.
More important than missing out on growing as a person, hypnosis does not set you completely free from smoking. It just feels that way, for a while. And hypnosis is more harmful to you than smoking. Nobel scientist Sir John Eccles said of the human mind that it was "a machine that a ghost can operate." Do you really want someone else operating your mind? Hypnosis: It is like intoxication, or a meditative state that some would call sorcery. It suppresses the higher function of the brain including the conscience. It makes one susceptible to supernatural influences. It is also known as a "brainwashing technique" used in many cults and religions. There are other reasons why hypnosis is harmful, but it is best I don’t share in a blog what they are. One offended psychiatrist poses far more threat to my first amendment freedoms and ability to continue helping people with “wellness” than any other medical field. Cardiologist and Gastroenterologists merely scoff at colon hydrotherapists but the Psychiatrists like to wield their power like a club.
With 1 out of every 5 people smoking in 2019, and in light of all the knowledge of what nicotine does to you, it is evident that the Government and AMA sanctioned program to quit smoking DOES NOT WORK.
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Rebecca Harder is a National Board Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, I-ACT Certified at the Instructor Level and Happy Owner of Colon Care, LLC. She has given over 20,000 colonics and consultations since 2003. She also offers Health Coaching at www.GastraGirl.com.