|The Property Rights Newsletter
December 3, 2010 – Issue #594
“It’s kryptonite, Superman. Little souvenir from the old
| Obvious WHO bias. By Robert Gehrmann. “Scientists then estimated … .” That is a misnomer. True scientists measure; “estimated” is not science. When a study is started to produce a specific result, then that study will conclude with the answer sought when estimates are used and nonsupporting data are ignored. The social engineering agenda of the World Health Organization should be exposed for what it is, controlling the masses through fear and fraud.
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Claims There Are Virtually No Differences Between Health Effects of Active and Passive Smoking. By Michael Siegel. It appears that ANR is just cherry-picking the studies it wants to in order to support the claims that it wants to make. If the Whincup study is so reliable that it can be counted on in making the claim that passive smoking causes heart disease, then why is the very same study unreliable when it finds that passive smoking in the very same subjects did not increase their risk of stroke?
UK: White paper “a charter for potentially oppressive social engineering” says Forest. Simon Clark, director of the smokers’ group Forest, said: “Government has no business micro-managing people’s lives. For all the talk about nudging, the white paper is a charter for potentially oppressive social engineering. “To make sure that progress is made on issues like obesity and smoking,” says the DH, “Public Health England will set a series of outcomes to measure whether people’s health actually improves.”
MA: Ban on hiring smokers blasted. Business leaders and even a prominent public-health expert think employers should butt out instead of refusing to hire people who smoke. “It’s a slippery slope,” said Andy Tarsy, executive director of the Progressive Business Leaders Association. “Are we going to start looking in people’s lunch buckets to see what they’re eating?”
MI: Michigan’s new Smoking Ban is taking a heavy economic toll on many bars and restaurants, according to data gathered directly from businesses in the hospitality industry over the past few months.
USA: Seven large airports that allow indoor smoking. Out of 29 airports studied, the seven that allow indoor smoking include Atlanta’s airport, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Las Vegas McCarran, Charlotte Douglas, Washington Dulles and Salt Lake City.
Canada: Dryden hospital won’t go smoke-free. Petranik said the board decided not to ban smoking out of respect for patient rights and concern about enforcement.
Northern Ireland: Smoking ban is comparable to a prohibition imposed by the Third Reich in Hitler’s Germany, senior judges heard. Opening his case in the Court of Appeal, Chris Carter, 56, produced a photograph of a cancer patient he claimed was made to go outside Belfast City Hospital for a cigarette.
UK: Cigar connoisseurs fly to wintry London to bid over £300,000 for rare cigars at The Antiques Smoke Show auction.