That Radioactive Cigarette is Really Bad for You

Japan’s Chernobyl is not in the headlines in the US but radioactive pollution never goes away. It dilutes in one place and concentrates in another.

Radioactive cigarettes? Imagine what those babies will do to your lungs…

Japan’s largest cigarette maker has cancelled the purchase of tobacco leaves from Fukushima after they were found to be contaminated with elevated levels of radiation.

Japan Tobacco says routine checks of dried tobacco leaves from Fukushima have revealed that some of the crop is contaminated with radioactive caesium above the company’s safety limit.

I hope that self-lighting tobacco is buried in a nuclear waste dump before it finds its way into cheap cigarettes somewhere in the world, maybe even here.

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