@pleonasm - People consume smoked and processed meat all the time without realizing it though. They don't think about the fact that pepperoni requires quite a bit of processing, or that a smoked chicken sandwich might taste good, but isn't as good for you as roasted chicken.
Processed meat is in everything these days. I think it's probably much better to have wood-smoked salmon once a week than to have tins of smoked salmon on your salad every day.
I know that's not a fair comparison, but I think most people who use smoked meat recipes deliberately probably eat a lot fewer carcinogens than people who just eat a lot of processed food in general.