Just like most doctors smoked in the 1950, most physicians today continue to consume foods that are contributing to our epidemics of dietary disease.
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I find this to be such a powerful concept that I have come at it from different angles. For other takes, check out Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Health (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/taking-personal-responsibility-for-your-health/) and How Smoking in 1956 is Like Eating in 2017 (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-smoking-in-1956-is-like-eating-in-2017). Are the health effects of smoking really comparable to diet, though? Check out Animal Protein Compared to Cigarette Smoking (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/animal-protein-compared-cigarette-smoking).
The food industry certainly uses the same kind of misinformation tactics to try to confuse consumers. See for example:
• Big Food Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/big-food-using-the-tobacco-industry-playbook/)
• Collaboration with the New Vectors of Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/collaboration-with-the-new-vectors-of-disease/)
• Big Food Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/big-food-using-tthe-tobacco-industry-playbook)
• The Healthy Food Movement: Strength in Unity (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-healthy-food-movement-strength-in-unity)
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