New Harvard Medical School research that says that for every 10 nanograms of DDT per gram of serum in a pregnant mother’s blood her chances of a spontaneous abortion rise 17%. In this post I will show you how a young smoker reaches that level of DDT in her blood in only a few weeks of smoking one or two Swisher Sweets little cigars a day, and the hard science that says her risk of losing a baby just builds from there.
Roughly two million women, mostly young, African-American, Latin American and Native American smoke Swisher Sweets regularly which puts them at high and totally unrecognized risk of spontaneous abortion and miscarriage early in any pregnancy because of the DDT they are inhaling with every fruity little puff. (See data tables below on how much and why)
We know that hundreds of thousands of these @2 million female Swisher Sweet smokers will get pregnant at least once before they are 25. Strong data suggest that roughly 25% or 500,000 out of the 2 million of these smokers will get pregnant and lose their babies at least once before age 25, and most won’t even know it because it will happen in the first few weeks of pregnancy. It probably isn’t coincidental that’s when DDT is most effective at destroying the rapidly dividing cells of early developing life – early in the pregnancy.
This might seem academic to many people because DDT has been banned worldwide for nearly 70 years, so how could a pregnant girl or woman possibly be exposed to enough DDT to cause her to lose her baby? And how could this be happening to many thousands of young women without anyone being aware of it?
I will show you hard facts, straightforward calculations and hyperlinks to the published science just below. I’ll show you exactly how this is happening right now and why a single Tobacco product, Swisher Sweets, smoked every day in America by hundreds of thousands of young girls and women, mainly Black and Brown and poor, is very likely causing hundreds of thousands of these deceptively named “Spontaneous Abortions”. I don’t see these children’s lives cut short by a manufacturer’s greed and negligence as ‘spontaneous’ anything. – do you? This is mass poisoning caused by, at best, the extreme greed and negligence of the manufacturer and by knowing and deliberate dereliction of duty by legislators and regulators.
This destruction of unborn human life isn’t spontaneous at all. The DDT contaminating this one brand alone, not to mention all the other nerve, hormone, and DNA toxins present, is a crime against people on the same scale as any war of aggression or genocide.
The crime being committed here is happening in what history shows us is the most invisible of all places – in plain sight.
I’ll show you hard data just below that demonstrates that every Swisher Sweet little cigar a young girl or woman smokes delivers @163 nanograms of DDT to the smoker’s blood. Because DDT is so persistent in her body, the amount of illegal, banned worldwide DDT in one Swisher Sweet a day can increase her chances of miscarrying the baby by over 200% before she even knows she’s pregnant or, far more tragic, can result in a mentally and physically damaged baby at birth.
That same amount of DDT will also make her and her daughters and granddaughters obese because it’s a poweful trans-generational obesogen that causes her body to make fat cells to store the DDT. It will also raise her odds, and her daughter’s and granddaughter’s odds, of developing breast cancer and diabetes especially if she is African-American, Latin American, or Native American. And just so we don’t ignore Swisher Sweet’s threat to her sons, male children who are exposed to DDT before birth have a high & increased risk of testicular cancer among many other nasty outcomes.
This public health atrocity is totally under the radar. Not a single public health authority seems to be aware of or addressing this threat. Nobody in the African American, Latin American or Native American communities seems to be aware of this connection, yet many people are acutely aware of its terrible consequences – birth defects, miscarriages, developmental problems. Countless little lives ruined from the outset – for what?
Could this at least partly explain why so many young women in marginalized communities, where sweet, fruity and minty smokes are so heavily promoted, suffer such high rates of spontaneous abortion and miscarriage?
The danger from the DDT alone is clear: there are multiple pathways by which just DDT alone damages and destroys human life at its early stages, and lots of impeccable scientific resources say the same.
So, here’s the hard data. Tests I conducted for “Smoke No Evil” showed that Swisher Sweets were contaminated with 0.816 mg/kg of DDT. That is an incredibly high number – nearly 700X the exposure from any other consumer product in the world.
Here’s the math. The 0.816 mg/kg found in the “Smoke No Evil” tests translates to 816,000 nanograms per kilogram of Swisher Sweets.
Since each little cigar is about 2 grams, that translates to 1634 nanograms of DDT that are potentially bioavailable to the smoker each time they smoke.
After combustion and inhalation, studies from the 1960s (before such research was suppressed) show that @ 10% of the DDT in cigarettes is inhaled by the smoker. So we can assume that smokers are absorbing @163 nanograms of the total DDT in each Swisher Sweet they smoke, that amount will enter the lungs and then the bloodstream of the smoker.
We also know that inhaled DDT in cigarette smoke stays inside the body tissues and doesn’t get exhaled or excreted unless there is radical weight loss, because it’s stored in fat cells that it causes the body to make. That may be the precise link to inflammatory obesity. Those same 1960s studies looked at the amount of DDT exhaled and it turned out to be virtually none. You can browse a few examples of the surviving tobacco/cigarette pesticide research that virtually ended in the 1970s here and here and here and here and here.
So bottom line is that with each little cigar, another +/-163 nanograms of DDT will enter the bloodstream of the girl or women smoker. As noted above, we know that for every 10 nanograms of DDT per gram of serum in her blood, her chances of a spontaneous abortion will rise by 17%.
We know that an average woman will have 300-400 grams of serum in her 5 liters or so of blood, and we know that DDT is bio-accumulative. A steady smoker will be increasing her total nanograms of DDT per gram of blood serum pretty quickly – with the excess steadily being stored in her fat. And if she doesn’t have enough fat her body will make more because the body is biologically compelled to store DDT in fat.
Because DDT is designed to cross the placental barrier, if the smoker is pregnant her baby will unquestionably be exposed. Smoking several Swisher Sweets a day puts the tiny baby at incrementally higher risk of spontaneous abortion long before the girl/woman may be aware she is pregnant.
DDT targets reproductive systems, and doesn’t discriminate between bugs and humans. It will abort babies regardless, and the more of it there is in the blood or tissues, the greater the likelihood of abortion. The world has been trying to remove DDT from contact with humans, and particularly developing human life, for generations. This Swisher Sweets company, part and parcel of the entire Tobacco Cartel, has such a gross disregard for human life that its actions are far more than negligent; they are criminal on the scale of crimes against humanity. There is intent here, and conspiracy.
Thing is – this atrocity is totally preventable. Legislation can fix it virtually overnight. Simply require that the Tobacco Cartel’s products meet exactly the same pesticide residue requirements that are currently imposed on Cannabis where it’s legal, or on milk, or on hamburgers, or on beer. Every other consumer product in the world has pesticide residue limits and requirements and is at least marginally inspected to insure that those requirements are met for public health and safety reasons. It isn’t rocket science. Organic tobacco is safer to smoke than pesticide-contaminated tobacco. Duh.
Smokers can continue to smoke without DDT and the other fungicides, insecticides, nerve poisons and hormone disruptors. Tobacco can be grown and tobacco products can be manufactured naturally, responsibly, and organically. American Spirit organic cigarettes prove this indisputably. The fact that there are nearly 200 commercial-scale organic tobacco farms in Virginia alone proves this indisputably – again.
This atrocity is 100% the result of government agency and legislative cowardice and negligence, criminal corporate greed, and what looks to me like a clear eugenics agenda.
2 thoughts on “Up In Smoke – 500,000 So-Called ‘Spontaneous’ Abortions & One Nasty Little Cigar”
This is great work. At least, hopefully, this article might rise up in search engines results, or possibly go viral.
When I was a teenager, I smoked a minimum one emptied out Swisher Sweet rolled up with cannabis per day for few years. My health seriously declined, for whatever reasons.
I guess you haven’t tested other hip cigarillo brands? Like backwoods, black n milds, dutches, phillies, etc. They no doubt have their share of pesticides. How much DDT tier chemicals are in tobacco products?
No planned kindle version of your book?
Thank you CG! I do have an ebook edition of “Smoke No Evil” that is not Kindle but nobody can find it. I’m in the process of putting down the other and getting a Kindle up. If you’ll send me an email with your contact info I would like to send you a PDF review copy. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org