This law seems pretty clear and straightforward to me. How about you?
“(B) ADDITIONAL SPECIAL RULE.—Beginning 2 years after the date of enactment of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, a tobacco product manufacturer shall not use tobacco, including foreign grown tobacco, that contains a pesticide chemical residue that is at a level greater than is specified by any tolerance applicable under Federal law to domestically grown tobacco”
So the tolerance would be zero for DDT, which is banned worldwide, and tobacco products contaminated with that DDT would definitely be in violation of Section 907, because there can’t be any DDT residue at all on US-grown tobacco. There is no tolerance. DDT is totally illegal in the US and in most countries worldwide – except a few like India and Brazil where – surprise – US manufacturers source their cheapest tobacco. That’s where the pesticide chemicals you see in the data below come from, and they are being inhaled by smokers in the US and worldwide every day. Nobody is the least bit aware of this because there has not been a single study for 50 years of off-the-shelf tobacco products to see what pesticide residues smokers are actually inhaling.
No US manufacturer can use foreign-grown tobacco contaminated with DDT, or any of the other pesticide residues you see here like Carbendazim – which is totally banned in the EU. Seems pretty clear – right?
So let’s ask why FDA and all those other complicit Federal agencies allow this illegal and beyond-dangerous exposure to continue, as it has for generations of illness and death, without a single move to intervene? Let’s ask how the Tobacco Cartel and Federal agencies have managed to conspire to get around every law, not just this simple but groundbreaking (if ever applied) Section 907, and how that conspiracy dramatically and tragically impacts the lives of young men and women who are most at risk and most vulnerable to this particular kind of chemical exposure by withholding information that could change their decisions, behavior and life choices.
There can be no doubt that FDA knows that these cancer-causing, fetus-destroying pesticide residues that are known to cause diabetes and inflammatory obesity are totally concealed and unregulated in tobacco products like those you see below, so I’ll ask you to think about why the FDA, CDC, EPA, FTC and every other government agency supposedly committed to public health all refuse to regulate these Tobacco product Xenobiotics – substances hostile to life itself.
Who’s smoking those Swisher Sweets? They are heavily and almost exclusively marketed to marginalized, poorly educated, easily manipulated young women and men. Why do you suppose that diabetes, obesity and hypertension are so high among young Black women in particular – the heaviest smokers of Swisher Sweets and the other cheap fruity smokes? Is it the tobacco making them obese and diabetic with failing hearts? The fact, and the truth is that we don’t know anything at all about smoking tobacco because pure tobacco has never been used in researching “tobacco’s” health effects – it’s always been “research” cigarettes and they have all been contaminated with pesticides, so of course the results have showed that “smoking” is dangerous. But smoking tobacco? Never been tested. So maybe it is the tobacco causing all this tragedy and death but we just don’t know, and that’s no accidental oversight either. But here’s the question that has never once been asked at least publicly by any agency or non-profit ‘anti-smoking’ vigilantes – could it actually be the pesticides and not the tobacco? We know for a fact that chronic exposure to every one of the pesticides I found in my “smoke No Evil” tests causes every single one of the ‘smoking-related’ diseases. Search “exposure” along with the name of any of the pesticides in that table above plus any keyword like diabetes, obesity or hypertension and you’ll see what I mean. For example, search (exposure DDT obesity) or (exposure cypermethrin diabetes). Searching almost any combination of pesticide exposure and any of the diseases rampant in Black, Latinx, Native American and API communities will give you similar results. Since all this research isn’t exactly hidden from view it can’t be news to section 907 regulators – right?
As an example of everything that is being hidden and ignored by the regulators, here’s a very recent ground-breaking study that happens to be the first study since 1950 – think about that – studying the link between smoking tobacco products and the blood serum levels of DDT in Black women smokers. I’ll share links to extensive science showing why daily, deep DDT exposure matters below.
“Correlates of organochlorine pesticide plasma concentrations among reproductive-aged black women“
Volume 184, May 2020
“… prospective cohort study of Black women aged 23–35 years from the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area (enrolled 2010–2012), examined correlates of plasma concentrations of the following OCPs: dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (p,pʹ-DDE), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), oxychlordane, and trans-nonachlor.”
“Current smoking was associated with 10–19% higher plasma concentrations of all four OCPs, and was highest for current smokers of ≥10 cigarettes/day (% differences ranged from 22 to 29%).”
Young Black women smokers are dead-center in the target market for the DDT-contaminated Swisher Sweets you see in the data above. Could the DDT in their favorite smoke have anything at all to do with their health issues? Could the DDT in their mother’s or father’s cigarettes have anything to do with their health issues? If it does we’ll never hear it from the FDA, EPA or any other Federal or State agency.
In case this situation has your attention you may be interested in looking into the science further further. Here are some of my recent posts linking to published journal research on exposure to these pesticides individually and as the pesticide “cocktail” we found in every brand we tested. In these posts there’s a strong emphasis on the DDT in Swisher Sweets and quite likely in many other brands when full testing can be accomplished. This emphasis points to a public health crisis that is irretrievably damaging the health and vitality of generations of young Black, Latinx, Native American and Asian-Pacific Islander American women and men – and the entire world of smokers beyond America where 7 million people are dying every year from inhaling pesticides while engaged in what they have been deceived into thinking is “smoking”.
This post offers hard evidence and historic documentation of the conspiratorial role of Federal agencies in concealing the health threat to smokers created by unregulated pesticide exposure
This post documents why the US Surgeon General’s cigarette pack “warnings’ never mention tobacco
This post offers a look at the historical origins of today’s breast cancer, diabetes and obesity epidemics in the trans-generational impact of DDT and Organochlorine pesticide contaminants in cigarettes 1950-1972, and the current state of DDT in tobacco products in 2021
This post links new hard data on pesticide contaminants in cigarettes with the elevated health risks this creates for Diabetic smokers, and the simple strategy that individual smokers can use to eliminate the threat.
A radical “quit smoking” plan that will probably offend a lot of non-smokers but that could help a lot of Diabetic smokers quit hurting themselves without having to quit.
7 Million Smokers Dead Every Year; 50 Million Sickened and Crippled – how much of this is preventable?
This post links hard data on DDT in Swisher Sweets brand of little cigars, smoked by millions of young women, with peer-reviewed published research on pre-natal genetic damage to the baby
This post links hard data on hidden fungicides in tobacco brands popular in marginalized communities with peer-reviewed published research that demonstrates that exposure to these same fungicides is strongly associated with testicular cancer
Any exposure to several of the pesticides shown to contaminate tobacco products are proven to have greater impact on babies with Latinx, African American, American Indian and Pacific Island genetics.
Could the unexplained link between smoking and suicide be explained by the known link between pesticide exposure and suicide, once you become aware of the concealed pesticide contamination in cigarettes?
There’s nothing spontaneous if a young smoker loses her baby because the insecticides and fungicides in her cigarettes have interrupted fetal development creating ‘non-viable offspring’ doing to her what they are designed to do to bugs.
When a pregnant woman is exposed to DDT during a critical time window in her female baby’s development that female baby will have 4X greater risk of developing breast cancer if she is Black or Brown-skinned.
Once you know about the hidden pesticides communities can use existing toxic substances laws to ban the most dangerous brands and force compliance by the rest.