a reply to: interupt42
If you want to encroach in the last few places where smoking is accomodated, then YOU get yourself a bubble.
Anti-smoking has a four-hundred year history.
Far from just spraying smokers with vinegar - smokers have been summarily executed, their noses slit and molten lead poured down their throat.
You think you got something new and fantastic here.
This program of anti-smoking by slow-motion prohibition was a program first implemented by Hitler. He was also the first to enlist scientists to find
evidence of the health of smoking and to coin the phrase second-hand smoke!
Guess what happened when Hitler committed suicide? The people in the bunker with him lit up a smoke immediatly after his death! The smoking rate in
the population of Germany soared higher than the smoking rate of any other European country.
In the United States - at the same time period as alcohol prohibition, Lucille Gaston Page lead the tobacco prohibition movement. She brought about a
ban on the sale of tobacco in 17 of the United States! She was so widely successful that she felt confident enough to make a run for the presidency.
She died of throat cancer!
If you want to know the future - look to history!
I am not basing my prediction on hope - I am looking to history. The current anti-smoking movement will die a timely death like every one before
Read something not provided by anti-smoking campaigners - I suggest you try reading comments in the newspaper stories about anti-smoking and see how
many people, even non-smokers, are fed up with it. Then try reading how funding is decreasing and being cut-off for anti-smokers. These people are
in it for the money. Anti-smoking truly got its start with funding from the Johnson Foundation, right after Johnson Pharmaceutical got into the
business of providing alternate nicotene in the form of patches, gummies, lozenges and sprays.
With the advent of e-cigarettes, the market that was formerly worth 2 billion dollars to the Big Pharma started dropping off a cliff. Big Pharma is
losing its interest in the anti-smoking movement and is turning its eyes to anti-obesity instead.
Governments misused the funds from the Master Settlement Agreement and is now in debt because of tabacco bonds. Tobacco taxes are going down because
of the black market. As a result, funding is being cut for the anti-tobacco lobby groups (aka fake charities).
The higher up anti-tabacco lobbiests are already jumping ship to continue their rip-offs in the anti-obesity movement.
All it takes now is for some "hero" to run for office on the premise that they will fight the nanny state on behalf of the people. This has already
happened in the UK
Nigel Farage and the UKIP party
The rise of UKIP
They were the fringe, fruit-cake party - now they look set to be in positions of power within the government.
Other fringe parties in other countries have already taken note of the Rise of UKIP and are following their lead. And they are upsetting elections
all over Europe!
People are absolutely fed up with control freak Puritans (like you!)
Tired of Control Freaks
Tired of Control