A report from The Wirral appears to suggest that anti-smoking lunatics might not have the best interests of the public at heart after all!
A PENSIONER went back to smoking after his fake cigarette saw him kicked out of pubs and slung off buses.Yes, I was ragging you with the intro. anti-smoking lunatics have never had the best interests of the public anywhere remotely near their miserable minds.
Bert Wright from Irby managed to kick his 56-year-habit by using an ‘electronic cigarette’.
But after being asked to leave public transport and public houses because of the vapour emitted from the gadget, he reached breaking point and bought a packet of cigarettes.
Of course, we all know where this hysteria came from and who encouraged it, don't we (in fact, the Ashtray blog carries a very good item on the subject today)? Because e-cigs don't fit in with the pre-planned - pharmaceutical - solution the tobacco control industry has laid out, there's no appetite to educate the public in harm reduction alternatives. There's no money in it for the biggest loudmouths, you see.
And this is the deeply dangerous aspect of tobacco control. Their ethos of advocating 'quit or die' over more realistic methods of shifting away from smoking - mostly due to the debt they owe to pharmaceutical funders - is causing damage which they don't seem to be in any rush to fix.
It's written throughout all their policies too. Their modus operandi relies on demonising smokers and tobacco companies however destructive such a pathetic approach turns out to be, as ruthlessly highlighted by the wicked EU ban on snus.
Stubborn intransigence on snus has been estimated to be costing 200,000 European lives every year so tobacco control can keep their snouts in the trough - up to 49,000 per year in the UK according to another study - yet the global tobacco control juggernaut still refuses to change course.
I was going to express a view of how appalling this is, but Snowdon has done it already.
History will not look favourably on the dangerous idiots who banned snus in the EU - especially those who still support the prohibition now that the facts are clear. There were rational voices thirty years ago which went unheeded.Quite. On this evidence, we may have to wait another thirty years before ASH and their equally disgraceful chums pull their heads out of their state-paid arses and start getting e-cigs - a viable alternative to smoking - accepted by government and the public they claim to be 'protecting'.
One of Russell's co-authors for the Lancet letter was Martin Jarvis. Today, Jarvis is a trustee of ASH. ASH is truculent, devious and unreliable on almost every matter on which they claim to have expertise. None of their pronouncements of the last fifteen years has not involved at least a half-lie, but their failure to speak out against the EU ban adds cowardice, hypocrisy and gross negligence to the charge sheet.
In the meantime, Bert Wright of Irby is just another statistic to add to the long list of people disgustingly let down by the self-serving tobacco control industry.