Ronald M. Davis, MD, the immediate past president of the American Medical Association and a longtime advocate of healthy lifestyles and ending health care disparities, died Nov. 6 of pancreatic cancer. He was 52.Well, recently, an equally world-renowned anti-smoker, but one who is especially relevant to the UK, has also passed away.
Tribute to anti-smoking campaigner, researcherMost will never have heard of him, but Jamrozik's four years at Imperial College London culminated in his producing the first research to declare categorically that bar workers were dying as a result of passive smoking.
Professor Konrad Jamrozik was Head of the School of Population Health and Clinical Practice at the University of Adelaide and was a tireless campaigner against smoking.
He died as a result of a sarcoma.
It was fraudulent nonsense, of course, and easily ripped to pieces considering he employed an astonishing torturing of statistics, and quite laughable mathematics, to come up with his fantasy conclusion. However, it was this study, more than any other, which conned dull-witted politicians into voting for blanket smoking bans in all provinces of the UK.
Jamrozik was 54.
Both died of conditions which have been categorised as 'smoking-related', so therefore in statistical terms, they are counted as one of us.
Sometimes, one must wonder if God really doesn't like anti-smokers very much.