Re: Health Freedom Fact

Gerhard Kessell-Haak (
Mon, 05 Oct 1998 16:45:56 +1200

>Though sometimes links come from the most surprising places. For
>instance, when I was in Vancouver to investigate a startup with a
>drug/laser therapy (good for throat cancer) it was revealed that the
>only place they could test their regime was in Amsterdam. It turns out
>that Amsterdam in 1994 had the highest rate of throat cancer in the
>World. I wonder why!

I'm assuming you're referring to the supposedly excessive use of a certain _green_ herb in Amsterdam. Some recent statistics I've seen, however, suggest that usage in the Netherlands for 'natives' is comparable to other European countries. Although the stats didn't mention Amsterdam, I'd imagine a similar story. In fact, most of it is apparently used by foreigners, due to the novelty of being able to use it lawfully. Consequently, I doubt there is a strong connection.