This is a longer post than usual...but we vapers need to observe and realise that a lot of us have been "hoodwinked" by the anti-smoking lobby too.
I have been watching the new incentive to stop people smoking in
their cars. I read the second hand smoke statistics and I have this
awful gut feeling that we are being lied to, being manipulated, being
proffered "twististics" of enormous distortion. This was recently
confirmed by the rubbish published by our very own British Medical
Council and the delight I felt at their exposing.
are the death cetificates of those who die of second hand smoke? All we
are told is that people are severely affected by second hand smoke and
then develop smoking related ilnesses that cost Governments millions. We
KNOW that? How would you answer the vexing problem that implies the
anti smoking twististics are poppycock? A smoker who becomes ill, or
someone who has inhaled second hand smoke is suffering from "smoking
related" illness because of some link to smoking? Everything becomes
This is the thing. If it is really
the case that you can vitually "drop-dead-from-a-wiff " of SHS or that
simply trying cigarette smoking ruins you for life as I have read, where
are the millions apon millions of smoking related and second hand
smoking related deaths that SHOULD be happening NOW? In my generation,
most people smoked. they smoked around others, in cars, in trains, in
cinemas, in offices, in their homes, in front of their children. The
whole world was full of second hand smoke. We were smoke pickled!
is our world now filled with baby boomers, offspring of virile smoking
parents who pickled them and themselves in smoke too, and why are our
children not all dead?
I think the world is much
better now that we are not pickled in smoke. I would rather my
grandchildren did not smoke, it's expensive and foolish and NOT good for
health. I would not promote it.
But I think our world is not
better off now that we use science to twist fact or produce studies
that pronounce on guestimates and untruths. This is far more dangerous
than smoking. For now we have no one to trust.