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Ahad, 28 Mac 2010

KAJIAN TERKINI DARI AUSTRALIA - ROKOK :

Rokok mungkin mengandungi darah BABI, kata seorang ahli akademik Australia dengan satu amaran bahawa pihak kumpulan agama akan melihat pendedahan ini sebagai satu perkara yang menjijikan.
Prof Simon Chapman, seorang professor bidang kesihatan awam di University of Sydney melaporkan bahawa sekumpulan pengkaji Belanda mengenalpasti bahawa sebanyak 185 produk industri mengguna Babi - termasuk penggunaan hemoglobin BABI di dalam penapis pada sebatang rokok.
Prof Chapman berkata, para pengkaji itu ditawarkan untuk mengkaji dunia rahsia pengeluar rokok yang mana ia akan meningkatkan perhatian oleh para penganut Islam dan Yahudi yang mengamalkan ajaran agama.
Kedua-dua agama Islam dan Yahudi melarang dan mengharamkan penggunaan BABI.
"Saya merasakan bahawa kumpulan Muslim dan yahudi akan merasa jijik dengan penemuan bahawa produk babgi mungkin terkandung di dalam produk rokok" kata Prof Chapman.
"Komuniti Yahudi dan Islam mengambil perkara ini sebagai satu perkara yang amat serius seperti mana kumpulan vegetarians.
"Namun yang menjadi satu masalah besar ialah kerana industri tembakau tidak diwajibkan untuk mengumumkan dan mendedahkan kandungan yang mereka gunakan di dalam produk rokok. Mereka berkata bahawa business dan perniagaan mereka adalah rahsia".
Setakat ini, para pengkaji Belanda telah menemui hemoglobin BABI (sejenis protien darah) telah di gunakan di dalam pembuatan rokok bertujuan untuk membuatkan penapis rokok lebih berkesan untuk memerangkap bahan kimia berbahaya sebelum bahan kimia itu memasuki paru-paru perokok.
Sekurang-kurangnya satu produk rokok yang terjual di Greece telah disahkan mengandungi haemoglobin BABI, kata Prof Chapman.
Kata Prof Chapman lagi, "Jika ada seorang perokok dan seorang yang beragama Islam atau Yahudi, maka anda sukar untuk mendapat kepastian sama ada rokok bebas daripada mengandungi sumber BABI kerana tiada cara untuk mendapat kepastian itu.
AAP telah menghubungi pejabat British American Tobacco Australia di Sydney. Namun kata jurucakap syarikat berkenaan, syarikat berkenaan akan memberi komen mengenai pendedahan ahli akademik Australia walaupun ia tidak perlu diberi perhatian segera.
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CIGARETTES may contain traces of pigs' blood, an Australian academic says with a warning that religious groups could find its undisclosed presence "very offensive".
University of Sydney Professor in Public Health Simon Chapman points to recent Dutch research which identified 185 different industrial uses of a pig - including the use of its haemoglobin in cigarette filters.
Prof Chapman said the research offered an insight into the otherwise secretive world of cigarette manufacture, and it was likely to raise concerns for devout Muslims and Jews.
Religious texts at the core of both of these faiths specifically ban the consumption of pork.
"I think that there would be some particularly devout groups who would find the idea that there were pig products in cigarettes to be very offensive," Prof Chapman said today.
The Jewish community certainly takes these matters extremely seriously and the Islamic community certainly do as well, as would many vegetarians.
"It just puts into hard relief the problem that the tobacco industry is not required to declare the ingredients of cigarettes ... they say 'that's our business' and a trade secret."
The Dutch research found pig haemoglobin - a blood protein - was being used to make cigarette filters more effective at trapping harmful chemicals before they could enter a smoker's lungs.
Prof Chapman said while tobacco companies had moved voluntarily list the contents of their products on their websites, they also noted undisclosed "processing aids ... that are not significantly present in, and do not functionally affect, the finished product".
This catch-all term hid from public view an array of chemicals and other substances used in the making of tobacco products, he said.
At least one cigarette brand sold in Greece was confirmed as using pig haemoglobin in its processes, Prof Chapman said, and the status of smokes sold was unknown.
"If you're a smoker and you're of Islamic or Jewish faith then you'd probably would want to know and there is no way of finding out," Prof Chapman said.
The Sydney office of British American Tobacco Australia was contacted by AAP.
A spokeswoman said a comment would be provided although it was not immediately available.




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