Smoking: Reader Responses to SG Page 2
A personal bias on the part of the Surgeon General has been startlingly reflected in his public appearances as well as in the Executive Summary of his Report and the press release that touts it. In all three cases, what’s been sold to the public as “fact,” is provably not backed by the contents of the Report. (2) “Statements to the effect that even passing contact with smokers is a ticket to slow death (or even loonier, quick death) are paradigmatic propaganda– a tilt at the Big Lie. It’s disappointing, ” Silk observes, “that a high-ranking public official has preferred to promote civil divisiveness and hate and to sacrifice science as the means to his own agenda.”
American Cancer Society catches the Surgeon General in an outright lie…
Separate “no smoking” sections DO NOT protect you from secondhand smoke. Neither does filtering the air or opening a window.
It seemed a feable attempt to pre-empt any action short of a total smoking ban…..as if to confirm that pro-smoking ban activists’ credibility in the public is failing miserably.
Well I am sorry to report that the American Cancer Society conducted air quality testing at several smoking venues which prove the Sugeon General flat out wrong.
Take a look at the above table, do you see the 20 reading? It represents a restaurant with an enclosed (seperate) smoking area. And the 20 is actually 20 nanograms, a nanogram is 10 (-9).
So……let me put a number to that nanogram for you: 0.000000020 of a gram/cubic meter was the secondhand smoke concentration for the restaurant with the enclosed smoking area. Which is 25,000 times SAFER than OSHA regulations for the secondhand smoke measured airborne component. Thus the American Cancer Society destroys the Surgeon General’s and RWJF (Nicoderm) funded James Repace argument that seperation and ventilation don’t work.
The Surgeon General can stomp his feet, and scream at the top of his lungs…like a little Napoleon “….because I said so…..” all he wants. But it doesn’t change the facts……..and the facts show he is telling a bold faced lie to the American public.
The Truth About Secondhand Smoke
By Matthew Bandyk
Treat Smoking Report With Skepticism
Everyone has a right to an opinion, although…
July 19, 2006
As the surgeon General has demonstrated his once quite credible office, is now an excellent source of speculation and political opinion, recently severed from the burdens of integrity or that more cumbersome burden of protecting public health. The SG in his finest hour demonstrates examples of social engineering even Sadam would be proud of. A self appointed referee who seeks to end the petty squabbles of the discovery process in his recent decree “we already know all we need to know”.
July 16, 2006
The CDC, The World Health Organization the Surgeon General of the United states, along with the throngs of stakeholders involved in stealing public funds to distribute the lies are all murderers and guilty of international coercive activities detrimental to the public good causing thousands of unnecessary deaths and disease in their misleading promotions. Planned depraved indifference, in categorized health groups dispensing illegal acts of social cleansing.
July 10, 2006
Anti smoker advocacy relies heavily on the lack of knowledge in the general public and in many cases knowledge not existing in the public domain. Bill Gates once stated whom ever controls the information will control the world. It is quite easy to take a snippet of information not widely known in the public, to create half truths precipitating fears, which can be used advantageously in political campaigns.. This appears to be the case in many of the most popular battle cries of anti smokers in public tirades and feigned concerned citizens letters to the editor, attempting to illicit a public following while supplanting fictitious urban legends.
Editor — I find the surgeon general’s report on secondhand smoke amusing. Why doesn’t he recommend the removal of 464 additives to cigarettes? (American Spirit, Sherman’s and Winston are some of the additive-free smokes.) Some of these additives include arsenic, cyanide and heavy metals. Maybe the secondhand smoke wouldn’t be so toxic if the chemicals were removed.
Dr. James Howenstine blames the huge increase in lung cancer from exposure to depleted uranium shells and bombs. “Breathing radioactive particulate matter has long been known to cause lung cancer … This danger from radioactive iodine is greater than that found from cigarette smoking.”
Why doesn’t Surgeon General Richard Carmona recommend that corporations stop production of insecticides and pesticides? They’ve been linked with asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, attention-deficit disorder, bronchitis, multiple-chemical sensitivity, PMS, enlarged prostate, breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, testicular cancer and prostate cancer.
It seems that Carmona prefers to scapegoat smokers instead of stopping additives in cigarettes, stopping the radioactive war machine and stopping toxic agricultural chemicals. It’s easier to blame secondhand smoke than get rid of major societal poisons. How pathetic! Maybe it’s time we demanded the government reduce the toxin load.
News from NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment
For more information: Audrey L. Silk, 917-888-9317
(2) “Surgeon General’s Communications Misrepresent Findings if Report…” Siegel, Tobacco Analysis News & Commentary,
———————– NYC C.L.A.S.H. is a grassroots smokers’ rights organization that is well established with the media. Among other efforts, C.L.A.S.H. sued NY State and City in Federal Court over the smoking bans and are part of the court record as a complainant in the currently pending federal court case of U.S. vs. Philip Morris, et al.
Surgeon General’s report on secondhand smoke — same-old, same-old
June 28, 2006
By Craig Westover
But public health is not the objective. Banning smoking is. If this were a question of public health, we’d be talking about air quality standards like we do for every other type of air pollution. It’s a bout a group of people using government’s legitimate publich health authority to illegitimately impose their chosen lifestyle on everyone else.
In short, while smoking ban proponents will crow about the “new” report, it is simply more of the same-old, same-old. I’ll ask Moffitt for some supporting data; he’ll simply say this is another rock on the mountains of data and not supply any. Dave Thune will read the article and despite admitting he has no understanding of statistics will say, see the proof is irrefutable.
And more bars will go out of business and more employees will be out of jobs, but bars and restaurants will be smoke-free. All we have to do is wade through the toxic b.s. to get to them.
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